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Old 10-16-2020, 05:34 PM   #1
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Price to replace wipes and seals

Need to do some replacing of top wipes and seals on two opposing slides and the bedroom slide. Approx 40 feet of top wipe material (side wipes appear to be okay) and approx 45 to 50 feet of seal material. I received a quote for this and in the quote was to replace my rear stabilizer jacks. Quote was some what high imo, which was $970.00.
Is this in line for this type of job? Material included in quote. Reason "I" think its high is we had a slide which went whacky rebuilt with new square tubing, welding and re- leveling to better than new for $1,200.00 by a professional truck and trailer shop.

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I'm a little confused by your post the title says wipes and seals where did the stabilizer quite come from and are you asking about the cost of seals or replacing stabilizers if stabilizers are they electric or manual operation
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The stabilizer replacement from electric to manual scissor jacks mounted to the frame was part of the job quote. Does this clarify ?

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stabilizer jacks (manual scissor) in the 7 to 10K lb range run about 45 to 50 each not counting labor to install. 2hr to install @ 125 per hour so you'er looking at about 450. Install time may be less.
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:56 PM   #5
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The wiper and D seal material is pretty expensive. Here is a link to the material.

https://www.recpro.com/rv-slide-out-seals/

The labor is fairly intensive but you can do it yourself if you have the time and the tools. I have done several feet of this, just takes time and patience. You will have to scrape off the old glue and for mine, the top corners were a real challenge. You can't easily get up in there to fasten where it bends over to the top. You will see when you get into it. Good luck!
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Need to do some replacing of top wipes and seals on two opposing slides and the bedroom slide. Approx 40 feet of top wipe material (side wipes appear to be okay) and approx 45 to 50 feet of seal material. I received a quote for this and in the quote was to replace my rear stabilizer jacks. Quote was some what high imo, which was $970.00.
Is this in line for this type of job? Material included in quote. Reason "I" think its high is we had a slide which went whacky rebuilt with new square tubing, welding and re- leveling to better than new for $1,200.00 by a professional truck and trailer shop.

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I guess you should take it back to that Professional Truck & Trailer shop.
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I ask a decent question and receive a smart remark by someone at 3:41 AM that contributes nothing to the discussion.

And to answer you the truck and trailer shop is 1,100 miles from my present location.
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Keep in mind this is an open forum where everyone has an opinion. the poster had no idea of how far you were from the original shop you quoted as doing good work. I feel it was a fair statement but then thats JMHO
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Can you subtract the amount listed for the stabilizer jacks in your quote so we have a better idea of what they want to charge you for the wipe and seals?
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I ask a decent question and receive a smart remark by someone at 3:41 AM that contributes nothing to the discussion.

And to answer you the truck and trailer shop is 1,100 miles from my present location.
Sorry for your lack of understanding, I offered what I thought was the best suggestion, namely that you patronize a shop in which you have experience and confidence.
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