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Old 07-17-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Sandpiper owners,Check your upper slide seals

In april I purchased a 09 345QB, The upper slide seals are just stapled to the outside wall and caulked with roof sealant. It is too soft like bubblegum (softer than the typical dicor stuff) and develops a gap allowing water to leak between the seal and wall. They used a clear, more ridgid adhesive on the sides, which is more durable. It's currently in the shop now and I'm waiting to see the outcome. The staples go on through the seal backing in some places allowing it to pull on the caulking. This is the only area I can tell where the unit lacks on quality.
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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You got my attention with your post! I got up on the ladder and took a look at the top slide seal on my TT 2009 Sandpiper RLD332. I did not find what you described. It appeared to be glued on with a clear sealant, and No Staples! Look good, holding well.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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New to the forum and I see this is an old post but my 5th wheel sandpiper has been in the shop since last Oct. for a huge stress crack to the left of the fifth wheel slide out. Had the crack fixed and told them to put a seem in it with a piece of T molding to make a flex point (saw this on the newer models) it came back they think it is structual.My question is do you think my seal went and water got in there and caused the crack? The unit is 06
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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In april I purchased a 09 345QB, The upper slide seals are just stapled to the outside wall and caulked with roof sealant. It is too soft like bubblegum (softer than the typical dicor stuff) and develops a gap allowing water to leak between the seal and wall. They used a clear, more ridgid adhesive on the sides, which is more durable. It's currently in the shop now and I'm waiting to see the outcome. The staples go on through the seal backing in some places allowing it to pull on the caulking. This is the only area I can tell where the unit lacks on quality.
Can you update what came out of this. I have the same issue a d now these seals are gummy and coming off when I open the slides
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:14 PM   #5
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I had to redo them my self. After camping world had my unit for 3 weeks untouched. I went back and raised cane. They ended up giving me 2 tubes of the correct caulk and new upper wiper seals to redo everything. I just got a plastic caulking remover (V shaped) and took the old caulk off and put the new on . Been good so far and i have the new seals still in the box. I have lost all faith in my local camping world after I returned home only to find footprints on my slide roof. It shows they did look at it but risking damage to my slide roof in the process.
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:05 PM   #6
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Just got my unit back from the factory ...had fiberglass fracture, which i thought was structural found out it was a bad seal in the slide... they replaced all the seals in all three slides. The repair facility confirmed using the new style seal and clear caulking so hopefully (fingers crossed i will not have the same problem) good luck to all
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