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Old 10-21-2017, 06:35 PM   #15
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Looks like the top will be much more difficult than side. Thankfully I do t have a slide out topper to remove.


Topper is the easiest part of the job.
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Old 11-20-2017, 07:44 PM   #16
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I replaced the slide rubbers on both my living area slides on our 2008 Kountry Aire fifth wheel. The biggest part of the job is cleaning off the adhesive left behind when removing the old rubber. And you need to be meticulous in cleaning off the old adhesive and rubber. The surface for the adhesive strip on the new seal needs a clean and dry surface or you will end up with water getting behind the seal and destroying the clips. Then you will end up replacing the seal againClick image for larger version

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Exactly as Balvert stated early. Took the old one off and it was toast.
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Old 11-21-2017, 07:47 AM   #17
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Exactly as Balvert stated early. Took the old one off and it was toast.
You can see the rusted clips. Might be better to use stainless steel. However I did what my dealer did when he replaced the seal on my last trailer which at the time was just about six months old. I ran a thin bead of silicone around the top of the seal and about a two feet down each side as a second barrier to water. That repair on my last trailer lasted until I sold it 12 years later.
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In Phoenix check with the folks as the new NIRVC (National Indoor RV). They are doing service.
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A little maintenance a couple times a year using 303 goes a long ways in protecting the seals
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I had to replace the seals on 2 slideouts on my 2008 Kountry Aire as well about 5 years ago. My experience with rusted clips was identical to what Balvert explained, and I replaced the seals myself in almost the exact way Balvert did -right down to buying the replacement seals directly from Unigrip in Ohio. (I picked the seals up there myself while driving across the country.)

The only things I did that were slightly different was I used mineral spirits to remove the old adhesive, and you have to be careful not to get any on the rubber roof on the slide out, if you have a rubber roof on the slide out. (Donít ask how I know not to do that.) I also ran a bead of silicone across the top, and all the way to the bottom of the seals down both sides. And, I also used a wall paper roller to roll over the seals once they were in place to help set the adhesive tape.

Itís not a job that requires a lot of skill, just takes plenty of time, and energy to clean off the old adhesive.
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