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Old 12-31-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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How does this happen???

This pic is a wiper seal from the underside of my slide. it looks like part of the seal got caught by the roller when the slide was going in last time

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Old 01-02-2019, 01:26 AM   #2
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Looks like the wiper seal flexed/flipped inward too far and got caught in the roller. That eventually pulled the seal apart on the roller as it retracted. That's how it looks to me in the photos. That would also explain the drag mark on the underside of the slide out.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:33 AM   #3
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Mine has done nearly the same thing. Luckily I noticed it fairly early and trimmed a small section out so it wouldn't hang again... Looks to me like the roller is mounted so close to the edge that there is not enough clearance for the seal.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:56 AM   #4
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Good solution. I was wondering whether to use 3” (vs current 3.5”) wiper length on the replacement.

However, I like your solution better. Now just need to find the 3.5” wiper. Lots of 3” but 3.5” seems to be scarce.
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