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Old 06-24-2014, 02:40 PM   #1
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Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this slide seal

So I was cleaning up the trailer on the weekend and noticed this issue with the bedroom slide wiper seal. (I saw this last year and forgot about it) In the picture notice the wiper is almost 1/2" from actually contacting the top of the slide. I need to resolve this as water can get in to the point of possibly causing delamination so I have been lucky so far. The seal is actually 2 pieces, the D shaped potion that seals against the slide face when the slide is closed and the wiper which should be touching the top of the slide like it does on the sides. So i am wondering if anyone has actually had one of these apart to know for sure what my options are as in either trying to move the wiper down or having to purchase a longer one? Any ideas would be appreciated. Wish I would have seen that back in 2012 before the Goshen rally, could have had the experts fix it.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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I'll be interested to hear the fix for this. It looks like the entire slide has dropped considerable. Something in the support/ drive assembly I would think but I have a different type of assemble. The seal is so overlapping, it lays nearly flat.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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I would verify the slide is level with the cutout. I also concur that the slide appears to have slipped down. Measure inside and outside. On my slide, it is possible to adjust the slide up & down on the mechanism.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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I had to adjust my slide. Not sure if you have the same type but I have an album describing how I adjusted mine. (easy to do)
Be very careful. Use a floor jack and blocking to hold the weight of the slide box... Very heavy and can fall and kill you!
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input, hopefully it stops raining long enough to spend some time on it this weekend.
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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You could install slide toppers to divert the water.
We had this exact issue with three slides on our last trailer, which was built by Carriage, we even had a 1/2" gap with the slides in. The dealer tried to adjust them several times under warranty until Carriage went broke.
The problem is not the seals it is the slide that dropped.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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Well I had a look at the slides and I do not think they dropped, I actually think the slide cutouts in the side wall are cut incorrectly and the one for the main slide I believe is actually cut crooked as you can see a distinct point at which the seal departs from the slide. The slides have no adjustment at the body to raise or lower them as a unit (they are sitting exactly as they have been from the day we got it. They do have adjustment at the outside edge to control how they tip but they are sitting flush with the wall inside so I am left to believe they are adjusted properly that way. I found the actual seal material on amazon and there are different wiper lengths, the next length longer will indeed fix my issue as all I have to do is remove the RTV sealant and slide the D seal off the lip seal take out a handful of screws and the lip seal comes off, then install the new longer lip seal. 35 feet of seal is 170 bux and free shipping.
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Well I had a look at the slides and I do not think they dropped, I actually think the slide cutouts in the side wall are cut incorrectly and the one for the main slide I believe is actually cut crooked as you can see a distinct point at which the seal departs from the slide. The slides have no adjustment at the body to raise or lower them as a unit (they are sitting exactly as they have been from the day we got it. They do have adjustment at the outside edge to control how they tip but they are sitting flush with the wall inside so I am left to believe they are adjusted properly that way. I found the actual seal material on amazon and there are different wiper lengths, the next length longer will indeed fix my issue as all I have to do is remove the RTV sealant and slide the D seal off the lip seal take out a handful of screws and the lip seal comes off, then install the new longer lip seal. 35 feet of seal is 170 bux and free shipping.
You are Correct (No Adj.) if the (Cutout) is improper the (Oversize Seals) will not work! I have a complete set from F/R! This is the only FIX! They (F/R) cut (Both sides) of the slide (O to 3/4)off! I think someone put the (Cutout Fixture) on crooked at the Fac.! This is Fact not Fiction!Youroo!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:18 AM   #9
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Thanks Youroo, I think my bedroom slide is cut straight but is just cut too large on the top so the oversize seal should work ok on it. The rear slide may be more of a challenge though.
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