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Old 04-27-2015, 03:01 PM   #11
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I went to Home depot and got household spray foam used to seal etc. and can of gray spray paint and solved my problem..



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Old 04-27-2015, 03:08 PM   #12
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Mine was not missing a sweeper underneath but as we pulled in the slide the slide tips over and comes up about 2-3 inches and the result is about 2.5 inch. The rubber seal was protecting it when it was out but when we pulled in the slide created a huge gap. I could see light inside my FW under the slide when it was in travel mode slides in. The road rain as the tire spinning brought the rain water through the gap under the slide and ended up on my kitchen floor. It was a bad design and the factory overlooked this problem. I fixed numerous things like lose moldings, kinked pipes, insulation in the underbelly the list is too long. Ones I fixed all that than we traded it in for a MH. Now I'm fixing everything on that. I always find a way to make something better.

There is no standards in the RV business so the RV MF can sell any junk for a big bucks. The dealers will not fix anything which was not originally included in the RV. I'm sure most of you know all this already. No RV is perfect.
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Old 04-27-2015, 03:11 PM   #13
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the slide has to move inside out how did you manage to seal it solid and close it or open it again?
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:26 PM   #14
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water on rug under slide from wheel splash

I had the same problem with water splashed up from the tires, I found by accident when lubing the slide mechanism, that the carrier that holds the elect, hoses, cables between the main body and slide, when closed one of the hoses/cables was loose and laid up on the seal letting it leak. seeing your pics reminded me of that .so check it out it might be your situation to. good luck
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:51 PM   #15
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The issue you saw in my pics is similAr to what is described above. We can easily slide a hand through the gaps. Our dealership's repair plan includes moving the location of the bottom strip to allow it to seal better.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:45 PM   #16
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The issue you saw in my pics is similAr to what is described above. We can easily slide a hand through the gaps. Our dealership's repair plan includes moving the location of the bottom strip to allow it to seal better.
I hope they can do it for you. My seal was not wide enough for that. As the slide moves in also lifts the bottom of the slide higher the seal is not wide enough to compensate for a huge gap. If they move it higher it will interfere with the slide when it's fully extended out. That flap seal is not enough to keep the water out even if they can make it work and raise it higher. That's only protecting the bottom of the slide when it's out., The constant pressure from the turning wheels the water will get under the slide . They should have two seals installed one for the outer side also. This is just my 2 cents worth. My FW was also a Forest River product. Make sure you check it before you pick it up and take it.
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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Looks like the same thing I am seeing on mine. I went to Home Depot and fond a garage door trim seal that I mounted on one side and it overlaps the second when closed. Hope this does the trick. Thanks for all the input.
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