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Old 05-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #301
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I just purchased a used 2011 PT 3150BHD-TE that showed no signs of previous water penetration at the dealership. However, after several days of heavy rains (causing floods nearby) with the slides both in & out I noticed some dampness in the left corner of the large slide-out. Before purchasing, I knew this was a weak spot of the Primetimes, so I have been checking the slides for wear & leaks daily.

I have decided to do a DIY fix & install the Majestic Formed Plastics product on the bottom of the slide-outs. Before adding the strips, I plan to coat the plywood with thinned epoxy. I appreciate this thread and look forward to info on what part numbers to buy, etc. In-turn I will do my best to share my experiences as well.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:52 PM   #302
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What makes you think this is related to the slide underside. I'd suspect a window leak first.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #303
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I just purchased a used 2011 PT 3150BHD-TE that showed no signs of previous water penetration at the dealership. However, after several days of heavy rains (causing floods nearby) with the slides both in & out I noticed some dampness in the left corner of the large slide-out. Before purchasing, I knew this was a weak spot of the Primetimes, so I have been checking the slides for wear & leaks daily.

I have decided to do a DIY fix & install the Majestic Formed Plastics product on the bottom of the slide-outs. Before adding the strips, I plan to coat the plywood with thinned epoxy. I appreciate this thread and look forward to info on what part numbers to buy, etc. In-turn I will do my best to share my experiences as well.
I'm all for adding the wear strips to protect the wrap and underside wood. But are you sure this will stop your leak? Check caulking, window and rubber seals / wipers.
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:36 PM   #304
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I purposefully examined my (used) 3150 at the dealership near the end of a heavy 2 hour downpour. (Good idea for all - Even NEW TTs were leaking & not because vents or windows were left open...) With the slides closed, there were no leaks that day or signs of any previous leaks.

With the slide extended at home, I stood in heavy rains (again) and watched the water roll over the edge of the slide-out and across the fabric weave. The water didn't drip-off the weave until about 2" from the edge of the slide. This is the same spot where there is some wear on the fabric where it touches the roller.

Just to be safe, I re-caulked the outside edges top to bottom of both slides & will see how things fair in the next rainstorm. Again, no problems when the slides are in, just when they are extended.

However, if a slide side-window is leaking, how to I re-seal a window seal? Is there a product that can be applied underneath the rubber seal, etc?
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Old 05-25-2014, 02:51 PM   #305
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With the slide extended at home, I stood in heavy rains (again) and watched the water roll over the edge of the slide-out and across the fabric weave. The water didn't drip-off the weave until about 2" from the edge of the slide. This is the same spot where there is some wear on the fabric where it touches the roller.

X2 I have seen the same on my unit.Only I dont have rollers. Are you seeing water on the inside?
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:48 PM   #306
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Are you seeing water on the inside?
After a day of rain with the slides out the carpet was damp in the very left corner under the dinette. The dampness extended about 1.5 feet in both directions from the corner and the pine 2x2 in the left corner started to show signs of leaching-up water from the floor. Immediately I put a fan on it and ran a dehumidifier.

The next day I caulked the exterior corners just to be safe. It hasn't rained heavy since, so I won't know if I fixed it. I want to add the plastic runners underneath because IMO the water is coming-up through the fabric weave - because the weave actually holds the water longer vs. a drip-edge... If I get in over my head I will have the dealer look at. The dealership is just 10 minutes from work & they have treated an uncle & some friends right.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:19 PM   #307
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It has been 7 weeks and my 5th wheel is still in the shop, waiting on PT to ship parts for cabinets damaged from a window leak and defective slide out seals that were eaten by the wardrobe side gears. Regarding the Darco tape on the bottom, I have spoken with Rick at PT several times and it seams they will only repair the Darco tape and adjust the slideouts in the hopes I will go away. They obviously will not admit to a poor design, because then they become liable to repairing thousands of units. The plastic shields by Majestic Formed Plastics may be the answer, but PT will not participate. I have emailed Majestic for a part number and a reference for where to purchase. I will post again when I learn more.
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I received an email back from Dave Rheinheimer with Majestic Formed Plastics the other day. I haven't had time to call him, but he did confirm they make them and that he could help me out. His email is drheinheimer@majesticformedplastics. His cell phone is (574) 320-4883. Not sure if he was going to point me in the direction of a supplier, or let me order directly from them if I chose to.
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Strips are installed on 1 slide

Nice work bigjohnd, that's good info!

Tiggerdad, Im still working on getting a part number. Should be a easy task...NOT!
No one knows or is telling me what the part number is....I was told when they find out I will know.

Strips are installed on 1 of my super-slides today.

I will post pics later.
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Nice work bigjohnd, that's good info!

Tiggerdad, Im still working on getting a part number. Should be a easy task...NOT!
No one knows or is telling me what the part number is....I was told when a they find out I will know.

Strips are installed on 1 of my super-slides today.

I will post pics later.
When you installed the strip did you have to left it or just start to bring it out when it lifts? Also how did you attach it staples as the factory does or use double sided 3m tape?.I'm sure that will end PT problem but they do not want a recall, so they won't approve it. To me thats terrible they use it on Rockwood and Flagstaff units..
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