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Old 05-03-2022, 06:33 PM   #1
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Slide wiper seal

I hope I got the description right. So ours looks like it is starting to tear away from the channel it is pushed into. I have a couple of questions on it, so I can determine what I need to do next.
1) Does anyone happen to have a part number for it?
2) How tough is it to remove and replace? Is it a DIY project? It looks like the channel is riveted on.
3) Is there any risk of water migration inside with it damaged? Just until I can get it replaced.

The trailer is a 2020 Salem Hemisphere 26BHHL
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Old 05-16-2022, 07:15 PM   #2
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Got around to changing it today. I bought the replacement seal from the dealer and talked one of their techs and figured it wasn't too tough.
The bottom of the track was "crimped", so straightened that out with a flat blade screwdriver, then cut it off the top wiper seal, and pulled it out. I'm not sure why it was glued to the upper one, as that becomes a glued 90 that is flipping in and out as the slide moves. Once the old one was out, I sprayed the new one with a bit if 303 and slid it in from the bottom up. The tech I spoke with said to start at the top and push it in while working down. Either way it's in. Re-crimped the bottom with a plastic faced mallet. Took me longer to Google what it was called, how to change it, and where to get it from, then it was to replace both pieces.
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Old 07-12-2022, 01:49 PM   #3
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This is the one that I think I'm going to order to replace the ones tearing free on my slide. Seems that the measurements are correct and I'm hoping it lasts longer.

https://www.steelerubber.com/press-i...al-70-4184-265
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Old 06-07-2024, 05:40 AM   #4
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I have the same camper (Hemisphere 26BHHL) just a 2021, same problem. Im trying to find these seals to purchase online and cant seem to find the same thing as what is on it. Do you happen to know a part number or anything? I did reach out to my dealer just haven't heard back yet. Also - Since you have replaced them have they held up any better?
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Old 06-07-2024, 06:12 AM   #5
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I've had no issues with them. They were easy to replace, and I just got a piece from the dealer. I don't know if there was a part number but I'll see what I can find.
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Old 06-11-2024, 07:21 PM   #6
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I have a 2021 Vibe 28BH I just had to replace these my self and was looking if this is a common issue and if anyone has found a fix. I got mine off of Amazon. This is the part number off of the box X003AK7WWH
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Old 06-12-2024, 09:44 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by sledfreak25 View Post
I have the same camper (Hemisphere 26BHHL) just a 2021, same problem. Im trying to find these seals to purchase online and cant seem to find the same thing as what is on it. Do you happen to know a part number or anything? I did reach out to my dealer just haven't heard back yet. Also - Since you have replaced them have they held up any better?
Sorry it took me a bit to find it. The dealer's part number for the INSIDE seal is KE-62-1624, and is listed as a "Clip in wiper seal". I know I did the outside vertical ones, but can't find my receipt for it.
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Old 06-16-2024, 03:50 PM   #8
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One additional thought on this topic is to try generic weather seal.

My 22RBHL slide seals started to fail within one year and I replaced them with a generic seal that attached with double sided adhesive tape. It was quick, easy, inexpensive and seems to hold up about as well as the original factory installed seals.
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