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Old 02-22-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Good idea?

I was at an RV show this week and noticed EVERY unit manufactured by Keystone had a piece of, I will call it trim, made of plastic about 6 inches long. These were mounted (glued?) about 6-8 inches in from the front of each slide on the sidewall near the top and bottom of the slide. The protruding edge on the trim was best guess 1/8 inch along the entire leading edge of the trim. It's sole purpose was to gently pull or push the seal in/out when extending/retracting the slide. I never saw this before, maybe you have. I am thinking I might find a similar material as my seals are usually tucked in and not fully extended somewhere along their length.

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Old 02-22-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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Good idea IMHO as long as they put something similar on the slide roof to push/pull that seal in/out too. We've never really had a problem w/o those pieces on our 4 slides.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:04 PM   #3
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That's a great idea. Mine drive me nuts
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:05 PM   #4
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Especially right after I spray protectant on them
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IMHO, just a needless gadget that will either fall off or tear up the seals. Mine work great without anything.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #6
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Pretty cool idea!
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Mine don't. They aren't always sticky enough to flip out.
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Mine don't. They aren't always sticky enough to flip out.
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Agree. TURBS
Maybe you need to wax the sides of the slides. Mine work great with nothing.
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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!
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