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Old 01-26-2018, 01:19 AM   #1
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Slide Seals

We just completed a trip where the weather was a bit on the chilly side ( for us Southerners) lowest temp was 16°. The Legacy was like an icebox, found several gaps in the slide seals and noticed that the slide seal rubber is almost paper thin and really provides very little seal, our 5th wheel had much thicker seal rubber and never got near as cold as this coach does. Also have to wear sweaters while driving even with the dash heater on full blast, we can actually feel the breeze coming in. Is this normal for coaches?
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Old 01-27-2018, 09:57 AM   #2
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The wiper seal for the bottom of the full wall slide doesn’t do much. I take foam tubes used to insulate water pipes and stuff in the the gap along the bottom of the slide. Adds a few minutes to set up time but helps with insulation. I do this all the time as it also helps keeping interior cool when using the air conditioner. When driving when it really cold, I run an electric heater behind the driver/passenger seats.
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:51 PM   #3
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Do you put the insulation foam on the outside? I have thought about using some floor curtains from the top of the drop down bed to enclose the cab area. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Just push it in from outside. Here is a pic.Click image for larger version

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Thanks for the pic and suggestion, looks like a quick and easy fix.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:43 AM   #6
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Do you put the insulation foam on the outside? I have thought about using some floor curtains from the top of the drop down bed to enclose the cab area. Thanks for the quick reply.


We put a spring-tension type shower curtain rod across the coach behind the cab area. Then added cloth curtains that can be stored pushed all the way to the passenger wall. It gives privacy to someone sleeping in the loft or, when driving at night, it allows us to have some lights on in the Coach without the windshield turning in to a big mirror. I imagine it would help with keeping heat in the cab area.

Just be sure to position the rod so that it doesn't interfere with the slide.
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