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Old 06-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #1
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Slide Out Binding

I have a 2014 Sunseeker 3170DS. The passenger-side rear slide out will occasionally deploy only ~6". Driver-side front slide out works great.

Inspection reveals that the weatherstrip/molding on the bottom of the slide out seems to be binding. I think it is supposed to unfold out while deploying and fold in while retracting. During deployment the strip only partially unfolds, resulting in a bind that allows for only partial deployment.

I am thinking to use graphite (or similar lubricant) to eliminate the binding. But, fear that such will keep the strip from folding/unfolding as designed.

Any counsel will be gratefully received!
Mark
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
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They actually make a slide out lubricant that is dry and a seal conditioner/lubricant.
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
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They actually make a slide out lubricant that is dry and a seal conditioner/lubricant.
Thanks, ... just ordered a can of Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner and Protectant. We'll see how it goes!
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Mystery Solved!

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Thanks, ... just ordered a can of Thetford Premium RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner and Protectant. We'll see how it goes!
Turned out the Dometic Awning Anti-Billow Hardware was bent and hanging up the awning topper. And easy fix once I found it!
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