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Old 03-30-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
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Slide seal and sealing questions

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Camper noob here with a couple questions regarding my 2014 CC.

In a few pieces of vertical seals of the slide outs they are torn. See pic:



The torn pieces are slid in place and it is possible to cut them shorter, move them up and re-attach. The weather strip extends well below the camper side wall so my thought is it might be okay to do this but wanted to check in with the group here first hoping a little wisdom could come my way. My other thought was to try to repair the tare usind an adhesive. If this is advised...which adhesive?


Question # 2 is what should be done with this? :



The exposed screw heads at the outer top of the slide flange has me thinking they need attention before I pull it out of my shop. Should I try to run the screws down? Should I just clean and top them with Dicor? Should I clean, prime and apply Eternabond?
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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If it were me, I'd just replace the first example. The seals extend past the bottom of the slide cutout a bit because if it were cut flush with the bottom of the hole cutout in the side of your RV water would always wick back up the seal a bit and potentially cause problems. If part of a seal is old and tearing ... the rest of it is not far behind. Aerospace 303 helps keep rubber seals pliable and offers UV protection.
The second area of concern ... I'd clean it up ... maybe try and run the screws down just a bit more, put a small square of eternabond tape over each head, and then run another layer of eternabond the entire length of the slide.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:42 PM   #3
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DJNCJ X2 on what dieselguy has posted. My new Silverback has a complete run of eternal bond tape across the top of every slide from the factory.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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I guess I would leave the rubber seal alone if the rubber is not dried up or brittle. That small rip in the rubber would not cause any problem as the slide presses up against that when closed. It seems the real seal is the one against the slide. If your concerned about it just get some clear RTV and put a small patch there. Go to the RV store and purchase some rubber seal treatment and keep the seals treated to keep them from drying out..
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There should be a D-seal that seals against the outer RV wall when the slide is in and when it's out. That keeps the water out. If I'm looking at your picture right, what's torn is just the wiper seal, which sort of squeegee water off the slide when it comes in. It does serve to keep some water deflected, but it's not the true weather seal. Mine has some minor tears like that, too, but I didn't worry about it. The wiper seal pulled loose in a few places and I was able to reattach it with some 3M trim adhesive; about $16 per tube at Lowe's.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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Look again ... his first photo is the D seal he has his thumb on, the wiper is against the slide wall. The D seal on top is split as well.
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Look again ... his first photo is the D seal he has his thumb on, the wiper is against the slide wall. The D seal on top is split as well.
That is correct. It is the "D" seal.

I'm surprised to see them torn with the camper being only two years old. I just bought it (private party) and the previous owner told me he sprayed them with silicone. My quess is this may have caused them to stick to the slide flange when closed and were torn upon opening??

If I replace the seal, is this the right one to order?:

http://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-01...slide+out+seal
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Those screw heads have me more concerned than the sildeout seal. They will leak and cause all sorts of headaches and damage. Those screws hold the Aluminum flange on. I would make sure they are tight. Don't over tighten them. They are only in mfd and if water has gotten in they won't be holding much.

I would clean up that screw line really well with mineral spirits. You won't harm anything for the short period of time you have it on there. Get some 4" EnternaBond Tape and run that from one end of the slide to the other. That tape is expensive but nothing else works like it.

The slide seal: If there is excess at the bottom, I would pull it up. Anything that goes pass the floor isn't doing much. I'd try and figure out why it is failing. The trailer is only 2 years old.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:47 PM   #10
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I performed the repair to one of the long slide outs today. I cleaned the area with mineral spirits first. Then wiped it down with a damp cloth followed by eterna-clean spray (smells just like non chlorinated brake parts cleaner BTW). After cleaning I applied 1" square pieces of eternabond over each screw head, sprayed eterna-prime over the surface and ran a 4" wide strip of eternabond the entire lengh wrapping it 1.5" down the side. I'll take pics as I do the other long slide tomorrow.

I am still undecided what I will do with the D seals. Please keep the recommendations coming...I greatly appreciate the advice!
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