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Old 02-23-2015, 04:54 PM   #11
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HA-HA! Here I thought I was creative when I did something similar to my former 21SS. The forward seal NEVER wanted to flip properly, and I maintained my seals well with 303 and waxed the TT regularly. After the ladybug invasion of 2010, I remedied it permanently! I went to the local auto parts shop and bought a roll of generic black self-adhesive door bump molding. Semicircle profile about 3/4" wide x 3/16" tall and 15' per roll. Ran a vertical line down the front and rear slideout walls about 5" back. The 3M tape on it held fast as expected through the years without fail! Cheap solution for $10!
I think if you use something like that, it would be beneficial to put it on a diagonal to reduce drag on the slide mechanism from hitting it the full length of the seal all at one time. I just haven't seen the need on our last 4 trailers with slides. Our seals are not sticky, but they are dry and slick to touch like they have talcum powder on them.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:20 PM   #12
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HA-HA! Here I thought I was creative when I did something similar to my former 21SS. The forward seal NEVER wanted to flip properly, and I maintained my seals well with 303 and waxed the TT regularly. After the ladybug invasion of 2010, I remedied it permanently! I went to the local auto parts shop and bought a roll of generic black self-adhesive door bump molding. Semicircle profile about 3/4" wide x 3/16" tall and 15' per roll. Ran a vertical line down the front and rear slideout walls about 5" back. The 3M tape on it held fast as expected through the years without fail! Cheap solution for $10!
Can't argue with any mod for under $10.00!!!
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Best part about it is it should be an easy one to remove if it does not work like you want it to.
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I think if you use something like that, it would be beneficial to put it on a diagonal to reduce drag on the slide mechanism from hitting it the full length of the seal all at one time. I just haven't seen the need on our last 4 trailers with slides. Our seals are not sticky, but they are dry and slick to touch like they have talcum powder on them.
This ole engineer will say to the other ole engineer, no problem at all with the through-frame slide mechanism on the ole 21SS. Especially considering the wide gap FR uses between the slide-out box and opening for the super slides. Funny thing is, when they first introduced the flush mount super slides on the hybrid, they used Gr.2 hardware on the drive tubes for the mechanism. They'd shear just from the adhesion of the seal around the slide perimeter! Good job on that one!
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