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Old 07-18-2014, 06:09 PM   #341
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LynnDiesel,

Is there a reason you chose the 3" wide Slick Strips vs. the 12" wide product made by ePlastics?

Your mod looks like the best option for me. Therefore I am getting ready to do this MOD myself & was trying to decide between ordering the 3" wide roll & the 12" wide (which can be ordered by the foot).
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:09 AM   #342
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I went with the 3" wide x 50 ft roll because I felt this size would be easier to handle, place more accurately and get the air pockets out. The seams are tight and barely noticeable. The price per square foot is about the same. I cut 28" long pieces for the 24" deep sofa/refrig slideout and will cut 40" long pieces on the 36" dining slideout. I used a complete 50 ft roll on each slideout. The surface must be clean and dry. I trimmed the corners of each strip at a 1/8" 45 degree snip, before removing the paper back. I used a 2.5" wide metal paint scraper (pull, do not push) to apply the final pressure to secure the strips. I also caulked the sides of the slideout wall from the metal trim to the edge of the outer strip with black silicone to prevent water from possibly getting under the strip. Good luck and let us know how it performs for you.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:53 PM   #343
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My 2013 - 295RST - has the same issue on the kitchen slide. Dealer is trying to get an approval to apply tape sealant 1st, then some type of a thin and hard strip over the tape so the guides on the floor would only contact the hard strips.. Will keep you posted.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:05 PM   #344
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I use slide slickers inside,works great with the plastic wear strips so far.
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #345
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I'm not waiting for PrimeTime to offer any fix, plus my rig is out of warranty now anyway.
The fix I did on my atrium slide has worked out so well (page 10), I did the same on my kitchen slide this week. The only difference was that I raised the room with a jack to get the strip between the rub strip and floor so there is no 'transition' when the room moves in or out. The edges are where the room weight is primarily supported, as evidenced by the pattern of wear on most rigs here. I caught mine before the darco was compromised much and used some sealant between the floor and strip to help keep water out.
It didn't cost me a thing because I had some stuff lying around, and it was not that difficult to do, so Job Done.

I'm really surprised that PrimeTime (others too) let a design like this go to production. Most other things seem to have been thought out better.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:22 PM   #346
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zs325RES, did you take any pics of jacking the slide? Could you explain more about how you went about jacking the slide?
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:20 PM   #347
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zs325RES, did you take any pics of jacking the slide? Could you explain more about how you went about jacking the slide?
Sorry no pics, but I used my floor jack (typical). Knowing the support for the room is on the ends by the front and rear walls, I use a ~12" long 2x3 along the bottom side of the floor along the edge under the walls and lifted using another 2x2 board between the jack and the 2x3, just enough (~1/2") for the floor to clear the rub strips. Simple really.
I hope this paints the picture.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #348
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Just completed the dining slideout with Slick Strips from elastics.com. I used the 1/32" thick x 3" wide with pressure sensitive adhesive. I put 12" wide at each end and one 12" wide section in the middle. Jacked up the slide 3/4" and used 40" long strips since the slide travels 36". Very smooth operation. Once you press the strips on with pressure, they do not come off.
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My 2013 - 295RST - has the same issue on the kitchen slide. Dealer is trying to get an approval to apply tape sealant 1st, then some type of a thin and hard strip over the tape so the guides on the floor would only contact the hard strips.. Will keep you posted.
Well, so much for it still being in warranty, Purchased it new in April 2013, and now (Aug 2014) Out of Warranty....
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Well, so much for it still being in warranty, Purchased it new in April 2013, and now (Aug 2014) Out of Warranty....
Did you call pt ?
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