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Old 10-30-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Top slide seal moves forward

Does anyone have a solution for the problem of the top slide seal pulling loose from the rear anchor point (screw) and moving forward while traveling.

I don't know if it is because of too much pressure on the top seal or what.

When my slide closes, it contacts the top seal and then the bottom of the slide is drawn in. Never any leaks, but an anoyance none the less.

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:50 PM   #2
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When my slide closes, it contacts the top seal and then the bottom of the slide is drawn in. Never any leaks, but an anoyance none the less.

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I think they're supposed to do that. That is the top contacts first and then the bottom is pulled up tight against the trailer body. Thats what my slide room does. I can see the room lift up a bit from inside the trailer as the outside seals make contact.

Why your top seal travels around though is beyond me, I have no clue.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:04 AM   #3
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A pic would certainly help here but it sounds like maybe it's not enough pressure and the slide is moving in the opening causing the seal to crawl. Maybe a washer on the screw to hold the seal in place better (more clamping force) would fix it.
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:53 AM   #4
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Are you talking about this? I have installed six screws on both ends and the seal and used Gorilla Glue and it still keeps sliding out of position when I tow.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:38 AM   #5
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Yep, thats exactly what I'm talking about.

I have always caught mine and put it back in place before it moved more than a few inches.

I have put a large flat washer under the screw at the rear, but it still pulls out.

Mine always moves forward. It seems to do it more if I do not use the slide locking bars inside when we travel.

Looking for a solution.

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Old 11-01-2008, 10:44 AM   #6
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Rockwood06, does your seal move to the front or the back?

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Yep, thats exactly what I'm talking about.

I have always caught mine and put it back in place before it moved more than a few inches.

I have put a large flat washer under the screw at the rear, but it still pulls out.

Mine always moves forward. It seems to do it more if I do not use the slide locking bars inside when we travel.

Looking for a solution.

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I don't use the locking bars. I have found that rubber seal on the back side top keeps the bars from staying tight and seems that the bar walk upwards and it may damage the rubber seal. I don't know what to do with this problem other then just remove it.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:37 AM   #8
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I just sent off an e-mail to Colin DeChant, the Rockwood Sales Manager.

I described the problem and asked him to forward to the appropriate person.

I will post any replies I get.

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Old 11-01-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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I went out and studied the issue of the upper seal moving forward and noted that the seal on the front edge of the slide was crushed complely when the slide was closed, but the seal on the rear edge had a squishy feel to it when the slide was closed.

I decided to try adjusting the stop for the closed position. After some experimenting I ended up adjusting the stops for both the front and the rear about 1/4". See picture below.



This resulted in the front seal having some give and the gap between the wall and the slide was now even from bottom to top. Before the gap was much less at the bottom. See picture below.



Unfortunatly we are finished camping for the year, so I won't be able to report results till next spring.

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In any case, at least the slide is all squared up, and that should help a lot...even if it's just sealing things up for comfort.

Now that top seal sliding clear off the trailer...that's weird. I know the new ('08 '09)seal system is not like the old ones, and maybe this is one reason why.
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