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Old 10-18-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Compression seals on slides

I was wiping down the seals 303 on the slide outs when I found the compression seal across the top of the wardrobe slide drooping on the roof of the slide, 3/4 of that seal wasn't touching anything when closed. I opened the slide and relieved the tension on the slide awning and disconnected the awning. I used a putty knife to remove the seal, cleaned and lightly sanded the frame the seal was attached to and used a strip of indoor / outdoor dbl stick tape from HD and restuck the seal to it. Time will tell how well it holds up, I will be keeping an eye on it but an 8' ladder is necessary to do that. Installed the slide awning and all is well.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:47 PM   #2
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I was wiping down the seals 303 on the slide outs when I found the compression seal across the top of the wardrobe slide drooping on the roof of the slide, 3/4 of that seal wasn't touching anything when closed. I opened the slide and relieved the tension on the slide awning and disconnected the awning. I used a putty knife to remove the seal, cleaned and lightly sanded the frame the seal was attached to and used a strip of indoor / outdoor dbl stick tape from HD and restuck the seal to it. Time will tell how well it holds up, I will be keeping an eye on it but an 8' ladder is necessary to do that. Installed the slide awning and all is well.
Do you have picture. Maybe something I can check?.....
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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Do you have picture. Maybe something I can check?.....
Below is a picture of the seal that wasn't attached correctly, not a good picture but there it is. An 8' ladder is needed to check the top seal on the wardrobe. In the picture the slide is open, the awning is disconnected and to the right. The white is the roof of the wardrobe and to the left of that is the dark brown frame of the wardrobe with the seal and part of that seal hanging down. The factory had double back tape on the seal so that's what I went back with. The seals on the other two slides were OK.

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Old 10-18-2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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I had the same thing happen to one of my slide out seals. But my seal was the H seal (if that's what it's called), the one that is attached to the fixed part of the wall. When I opened the slide, the seal would pull away from the wall. I just used double sided tape as well. So far so good. I would say that you are good to go as well. Jerry.
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