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Old 12-26-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Shower Door Sweep Seal

Forest River should give several feet of the shower door sweep seal with every purchase of their RV's. In less than two months, the rubber sweep seal has split in two. I went to camping world in Houston, nothing in stock. Camping world said order it online, couldn't find the type online. Stopped at Home Depot, they carry some, but not the same type. I did find one that will work at Home Depot online and it will be delivered in a week or so. Until then, Duck Tape to the rescue again.

The one I ordered is not an exact duplicate, but I think it will work. I'll report back after it comes in.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #2
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Out of curiosity on my part what does the seal look like?
A 'V or a 'T or a double 'T?
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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The bottom shower door seal split the second week after taking delivery. The dealer took the top door seal and replaced the bottom and ordered a replacement. It was shipped to me and I will install it in the spring.
It is interesting to read of others having the same problem; not a huge problem but an obvious area that requires attention.

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Old 12-26-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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The original part has two guides that slide into the door frame, with a "flap"/"sweep" hanging on the inside of the door. That flap/sweep is what separated from the rest of the part. Without it, water leaves the shower. The replacement part I'm getting from Home Depot and which I hope works, is "U" shaped with a "flap/sweep". The U shape goes over the frame. I ordered two different sizes, because the part description said 3/8" or 1/2" thick glass. If it goes over the frame, then the glass dimension should be irrelevant, except my frame measures 7/16". Geez, you couldn't make this stuff up.

Both my top and bottom sweeps separated or I would have switched the top for the bottom. My guess is whoever installed it created a little rip and it just spread quickly. Once I find what works, you can bet I'll have an extra set in storage.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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The original part has two guides that slide into the door frame, with a "flap"/"sweep" hanging on the inside of the door. That flap/sweep is what separated from the rest of the part. Without it, water leaves the shower. The replacement part I'm getting from Home Depot and which I hope works, is "U" shaped with a "flap/sweep". The U shape goes over the frame. I ordered two different sizes, because the part description said 3/8" or 1/2" thick glass. If it goes over the frame, then the glass dimension should be irrelevant, except my frame measures 7/16". Geez, you couldn't make this stuff up.

Both my top and bottom sweeps separated or I would have switched the top for the bottom. My guess is whoever installed it created a little rip and it just spread quickly. Once I find what works, you can bet I'll have an extra set in storage.
Ah, I understand.
I ask because that is probably the one thing in the bathroom I have not looked at(never thought about).
I need to go look at my tub of damp rid today so I will check it out.

Thank you.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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Mine hangs up at the edge closest to the handle side and is starting to tear. I'm going to see if the dealer can't adjust the door this spring. I looked at trying but think the toilet might have to be pulled to swing the door wide enough to do it.

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Old 09-22-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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Has anyone been able to find a place to purchase these door seals? In emailed my dealer without a response, have gone thru countless web pages and can't find a duplicate.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:22 PM   #8
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Is this the one you want/need?

Clear Shower Door Bottom Sweep with Drip Rail for 3/16" Glass - 35 in long - - Amazon.com
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #9
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No.. That one goes on the outside of the door. The original fits in the hollow of the bottom of the door. Looks something like this.


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Old 09-22-2014, 08:18 PM   #10
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Has anyone been able to find a place to purchase these door seals? In emailed my dealer without a response, have gone thru countless web pages and can't find a duplicate.
Bob: I am aware you are not in the Ft. Worth area. BUT, to those that are or will be, United RV in Ft. Worth has the exact replacement strip. I purchased one for approximately ten dollars. I have not searched the internet for an alternative source.
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