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Old 09-13-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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Slide seal repair?

Is there a way to repair the D rubber seal on camper side of slide? Mine has a rip in it at the top.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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X2 on replacing it.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:31 AM   #4
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Replace it when you can. But, you will find that the D seal is only sold in longer lengths, and will run you around 100 bucks.
Since the D seal just slides onto its track (also a plastic/ or vinyl piece, if water does enter it probably won't hurt anything, BUT, a quick fix...
It looks like the rip is only about 2-3 inches from the end, but up high.
Slide the seal off it's track, and reverse it. Now the rip will be at the very bottom, and any water that does enter will run out the open end.
Another possibility would be to use an older tube or tire repair patch with the rubber cement. Those patches would hold forever on tire tubes.
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:51 AM   #5
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I saw a fellow repair one at an RV park one time with this product below. A few days later it looked good and appeared to be holding - but then we went on our separate ways and I had no further follow-up. Consequently, I can't vouch for it beyond that.

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I didn't realize that seal was just slid into a groove. I will flip it and try that seal repair to hold me over for the rest of the season.
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I've seen that kind of damage at the bottom end in a couple spots. Don't know how harmful that is, but on mine I can tell you the cause. A sheet metal screw that attached the lower flashing to the slide was sticking out the back side (too long of screw) poked a hole in that bulb portion. I used a dremel with a cut off disc and then a file or sanding drum and took care of the screw length and sharp edges. Seal is going to compress when slide closes and any water will run down, hopefully. I see places on the mitered corners that it looks like FW put some black tape(maybe eternabond) over that sheet metal joint edge. Anybody else notice it? Just my take on it FWIW
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:34 AM   #8
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I've seen that kind of damage at the bottom end in a couple spots. Don't know how harmful that is, but on mine I can tell you the cause. A sheet metal screw that attached the lower flashing to the slide was sticking out the back side (too long of screw) poked a hole in that bulb portion. I used a dremel with a cut off disc and then a file or sanding drum and took care of the screw length and sharp edges. Seal is going to compress when slide closes and any water will run down, hopefully. I see places on the mitered corners that it looks like FW put some black tape(maybe eternabond) over that sheet metal joint edge. Anybody else notice it? Just my take on it FWIW
I'll look closer at it in two weeks when I take it out again. This time I'll have a ladder so I can get a better view of it. I have noticed the top of the slide is tighter when it's closed than the bottom is. My other slides close even top to bottom.
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