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Old 08-09-2016, 01:01 PM   #8571
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Finally got around to fixing the upper slide out seals on our V-Lite. Despite what Roger Beiler at Forest River says the slide cutouts on our trailer were cut wrong. There is no way you can adjust over an inch of height at the wall out with an adjustment on the outer edge of a slide as all that does is tip the slide which is sitting very nicely against the wall when the slides are out. The rear slide was easy to see the hole was cut wrong as well. I bought a new Slide Wiper off Amazon and put them on and now at least the slides are sealed. Is it the right way? Of course not the wall should be replaced but I do not have the money or time to drive to Indiana to get it fixed the right way. It took the better part of a day to replace the seals as there is 2 sided tape that sticks like Eternabond does and it took a lot of elbow grease to get it all cleaned up. You can see from the picture that the seal I installed is much bigger than the original and it just covers the gap that was there, I also included a pic to show the gap.

One thing I discovered when I was doing this work, my BIL has a Spree that has caused him much grief but I got looking at the slide seals on his unit and it has double seals. It has one on the inside of the wall and one outside like my V-Lite, there is also a plastic cap that covers the exposed wall edge in the cutout.

It was discussed on here yesterday about the Quality Control at the Rockwood Flagstaff factory and I went through it as well in 2012 at the 1st International FROG Rally and thought they did a pretty good job. Seeing how these slide seals are so far out of wack they clearly do not do a very good job of QC.
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Old 08-10-2016, 09:27 PM   #8572
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Old 08-11-2016, 12:29 PM   #8573
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I have that same generator. Love it. Converted mine to run on propane as well as gas.


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Old 08-11-2016, 01:04 PM   #8574
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I have that same generator. Love it. Converted mine to run on propane as well as gas.


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Got a write up on that conversion? Kit part #?
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I bought mine from US Carburetor (?). About $175 and an easy install if you are somewhat mechanically inclined. The kit came with everything needed and instructions.


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I have that same generator. Love it. Converted mine to run on propane as well as gas.


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I'm happy. It runs my 15k ac.


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Old 08-11-2016, 01:45 PM   #8577
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I bought mine from US Carburetor (?). About $175 and an easy install if you are somewhat mechanically inclined. The kit came with everything needed and instructions.


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Thank you. Affordable enough and a piece of mind and convenience since propane is already on board. No worries of gasoline going bad and gumming up the carb. Win, win.
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I'm happy. It runs my 15k ac.

Are you saying the Yamaha 2400w will run your 15k A/C?
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Are you saying the Yamaha 2400w will run your 15k A/C?

It runs mine.....


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