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Old 11-16-2017, 10:23 PM   #1
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2012 blue ridge 3025rl slide seal help

I am just wondering if any other 3025rl owners have had issues with the both opposing slide seals leaking and causing water damage above the slide outs to the roof and down the walls. My camper has been inspected by a dealer and was found not to include any sealant between the top slide seal and the camper. It appears that the water has been running down the side of the camper and accumulating in the seal channel. The result of the issue has now allowed the seal to rot the screws holding the seal to the camper and allow the seal to drop. Please advise.
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Old 11-21-2017, 05:32 PM   #2
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2014 3125RT opposing slide (rear road side) had 75% of seal torn loose because of 7 vertical attach screws pulled out.
No way to reinstall and secure without slide removal to realign seal and reattach by service department.
The upper exterior edge of sealant applied did not adhere to fiberglass and did allow water to sit on seal channel. Yes, minimal damage because I caught this soon enough. I applied more silicon to all three upper slide seals shortly after. The problem is the screws securing seals are installed from the bottom which make them non-accessible without slide removal This was a used 5r and had been well maintained.
The seals roll during retracting and pull sealant away from fiberglass.
IMO The better installation process would be in lengthen the exterior lip of seal and add an aluminium channel over the seal to screw into the exterior wall and then add silicon over the extrusion.
Now I check the upper slide seals more frequently for sealant tearing. Cost was $700 for one slide seal replacement, removal, reinstall slide.
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