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Old 08-03-2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Red face Another 235RS slide issue

Well when it rains it pours. While inspecting things after the "flood" I discover that with the slide all the way out there is direct access to the interior thru these "holes"! From the looks of things there was never anything in place to cover these holes. Sure explains why it gets so cold in there during deer season

Seems that something was left off at the factory? What do you folks think?

Lastly, I noticed that the seals on later model 235RS seem to be a lot better/robust. Anyone ever try putting these newer seals on an 06?

Yaknow, the wife loves this camper. I'd sure like to be able to fix this stuff..... she's already hinting at a new rig if I can't fix this one
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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This looks way different than my setup. A broader picture migh help show the setup a bit better. My 07 has a rubber flap/seal on top/sides/bottom. If you pull it back, you can see into the opening, but I don't have the kind of space I see in your pics. I have eplaced the bottom seal because it got caught in the slideout runner "teeth" on the underside. I notched the new seal to make sure it did not happen again. I only had one water issue (when it was nose low once) in the 7 years we have had the unit.

I would think that there should be, and may have once been, some type of seal for this area. You might have to contact FR directly to get the correct info.

I am going to pull ours out of it's storge area next weekend. I can post some pics of the bottom seal, if you like.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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more pics

Hi MOD Guy!

Here are some more pics. The one is a view from the inside (with the bed rail cover off). As you can see there is a rubber seal in the middle of the slide.

As Sgt Schultz said... "Verrrry Interesting".....
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #4
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The slide out mechanism on mine is completely different than yours. Except for the center track, mine is completly flat on the bottom, and I do not have any type of bars on the sides. I have a flap/seal on all four sides of the slide room.

The gap under your bed looks like a good place to stuff some pool noodles. There is a lot of stiff going on under that slide out. I don't know how you could have a flap/seal that would allow movement and still seal the opening very well.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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Hi MOD Guy:

Here is the fix. Not too ugly and does cover the spaces.
Thanks again for the idea.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Here is what mine looks like:
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Holy Wah

thanks for the pics MOD Guy. looking at your setup makes me think I got ripped off. My Surveyor should have never left the factory with the lack of seals on the slider.

I think if a seal set from an 07 like yours is backward compatible it would be worth a few hundred to put it on mine. My local Rv shop has tried to get an answer out of Forest River about this but no luck so far.

My unit must have been made on a Friday afternoon or Monday morning... While attending to some other issues inside the camper I found missing fasteners on panels (only every other one installed...) wiring that wasn't thoughtfully done, and an overall lack of attention to small details.
NOT what I expected from a FR product. Now if only I could contact Warren Buffet and complain.....
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #8
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I mentioned that my dealer contacted Forest River and sent pics of my rig and issue. Forest River declined to do anything about it.
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