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Old 10-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #151
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I have to wonder why Bolson's dealer installed wear strips (according to him under PT warranty and approved by PT) and on other units they are advising using tape.

Like Platokidd I have about 6 months of warranty left and I don't for a second feel that Pt is waiting for warranties to expire, but the fact remains it is on the clock. I have been in constant contact with PT and they have been fantastic, but the issue remains.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #152
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I was under the living room slide out taking pics of the damage to the Darco wrap when I noted that some of the Darco wrap was stuck to the wiper part of the seal. The wiper is sticking to the Darco wrap and is being dragged in and caught in the hump the Darco is dragged over.
Why do we need the wiper. Why not use only the rubber seal and seal the edge of the wood floor?
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:54 AM   #153
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I was under the living room slide out taking pics of the damage to the Darco wrap when I noted that some of the Darco wrap was stuck to the wiper part of the seal. The wiper is sticking to the Darco wrap and is being dragged in and caught in the hump the Darco is dragged over.
Why do we need the wiper. Why not use only the rubber seal and seal the edge of the wood floor?
Let see the pics
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:28 PM   #154
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Let see the pics
Even that I do not own a PT unit, I can not understand why they do not do the sameting as Rockwood did to stop that problem. I have attached some pictures that they put in to stop the problem PT is having.
1) This picture is the stip covering the nylok 4" stip to the elements
2) this picture is the nylok that covers the edge.
3) this where the outside corner stops any water intrusion.
4) this is a piece of nylok that is about 6" long on each end and then there is a 12" strip in the middle.

I really do not know why they just do that it works great, tape will not work, the side is screwed in where it seals the side, the bottom is stapled to the floor. I would ask why they can't do that on PT. Hope this helps you guy's out.
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Here are the pics.
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Here are the pics.
Do I see some bare wood spots in the pics? Its wearing for sure.
Could it be from a heat register in the camper rubbing when the slide is going in / out??
Why tape in the middle of the slide??
I think rockwood has the good idea for there units.
Its a little disappointing that prime time has not come up with a fix other then tape and sealant. Make no mistake IM not bashing prime time! The folks I have talked to have been great and informative. PT makes a good unit, we love ours.
But that fact is there is no good fix yet that Im aware of that pt will stand behind. Tape is not lasting on my unit nor did I expect it too.

Frustrated and disappointed
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #157
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Even that I do not own a PT unit, I can not understand why they do not do the sameting as Rockwood did to stop that problem. I have attached some pictures that they put in to stop the problem PT is having.
1) This picture is the stip covering the nylok 4" stip to the elements
2) this picture is the nylok that covers the edge.
3) this where the outside corner stops any water intrusion.
4) this is a piece of nylok that is about 6" long on each end and then there is a 12" strip in the middle.

I really do not know why they just do that it works great, tape will not work, the side is screwed in where it seals the side, the bottom is stapled to the floor. I would ask why they can't do that on PT. Hope this helps you guy's out.
Is that darco fabric on the bottom of the slide or is it wood?
Looks good
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If I saw the wear, I think I would try gluing some Formica strips to the underside where the wear is taking place.
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Replaced rubber wiper

When I traveled in the rain, our floor & carpet was getting wet on the front edge of the main floor of the RV. When the room was closed the wiper is supposed to keep the water that is thrown up by the wheels against the bottom of the bump out from getting in the main floor underneath the slide out. On the front of my slide out, there was a 1/2" gap between the water wiper and the floor of the slide out which let water travel over the wiper into the inside of the fifth wheel main floor. The factory techs (at the rally) removed the old wiper seal, adjusted the slide out, Installed a much wider ( from top to bottom) wiper seal to stop the water from traveling over the seal into the main floor when the wheels were throwing water against the bottom of the slide out. The wider seal corrected the problem of the carpet getting wet. Next time you close your slide out, look to see if your wiper seal fits snugly against the bottom of the slide out to prevent the water from getting inside, if not it needs to be replaced with a wider wiper seal the full length of the floor opening of the slide out.

When your slide out is all the way out (open) lift up the carpet of the slide out floor, look at the water drain groove along the edge of the RV's main floor. This is to catch some of the water that may travel over the wiper seal.
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If I saw the wear, I think I would try gluing some Formica strips to the underside where the wear is taking place.
Hey OldCoot , I have seen some pics of your workmanship. Thus, I would think if you were tasked with the responsibility of finding a fix we would have a good fix by now and this thread would be history.

Someone did do the formica strips. I kinda like the plastic strips that wrap around the edge of the slide-out. Both not approved by PT. Im hesitant to do anything PT don't approve of as I am still under warranty.

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