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Old 04-18-2019, 12:31 PM   #1
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Slide seals

Probably a silly question, but should the seals on the slides stay outward facing or turn inward, when the slide is taken in?

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Old 04-18-2019, 01:25 PM   #2
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There correct, they swipe out and pull in when the slide comes in, they are all the same, there like sweeps. Just kept them lubed so the rubber stays flexible. Impossible to put to much on.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:55 PM   #3
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Mine flip as the slide moves in or out.
They have done so on every unit we've owned.

Sometimes the entire seal doesn't flip just like in your photo.

I've read where some folks stick a piece of car molding on the slide wall to get them to flip.

A yardstick carefully slid up under the seal will flip it the rest of the way or I have a small diameter wooden dowel I carry that is the length of my widest slide (used to measure slide distance when arriving in a tight spot) and use that the few times it does not flip.

Mine typically don't flip for a few times shortly after seal treatment or right after polishing the side of the slide.
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:12 PM   #4
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We put baby powder on ours to keep them pliable
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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We have a 2019 Heritage Glen 282RK with a 12 foot slide on one side. The vertical seals on each side of the slide have started to split already starting at the top. So far they have split about i foot. I would think that this would be a warranty issue even if it is past the one year mark which occurred in May.

I have read on these forums that sometimes they like to use up old stock when the build these things sometimes, but gees. You would think it would last longer than that. we have only camped it it 12 times.

I have sent the dealer an email but have not heard back from them yet.
I know others have had this problem also. Just trying to figure out what action to take next. I do not want any water getting into our RV because of defective materials.
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