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Old 02-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Replacing Slideout Seals

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Our wardrobe slide in the BR is leaking. The seals look like they are OK.....don't know if they are OEM or not, but water seems to be getting in behind the bottom seal and soaking the carpet. Has anyone replaced their seals (DIY) and if so how did you do it? Where did you get the seals and what type of seals did you use? If you have pictures that would be great.

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Google Uni-grip. They make most of the OEM seals.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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Do a search on leaking seals--its more of a design issue than worn seals. Bending the round seals at the sharp corners at the top of the slides tends to create openings for water to track in and down the slide wall, collecting at the bottom. Its a messy job to re-caulk the top of the slide, but easier than redoing seals--I think...PM me if you want/need to discuss further...
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Is it a wiper seal or a bubble seal that is leaking?
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #5
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Slideout Seals

Before any replacement of seals, check where the water leak is entering the carpet. The wardrobe slide has a trim piece along the bottom of the slide. Water comes down the slide from the topper and trickles past this trim piece. Water enteres the trim piece and travels along into the coach dripping on the carpet near the bedside stand (pull off the carpet trim piece below the wardrobe and check where the water is coming from). The fix is to re-seal the outside trim piece with silicone sealant.

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Thanks for the replies..

Chief I will check out Uni Grip

Old Scout I read your 2005 post on the leaking and will PM you very soon for more info.

RV Specialist It appears to be getting in behind the wiper seal that is on the bottom of the slide,

sdcyclist ...I have looked behind the carpet trim and all I can see is the aluminum piece that the seal is screwed onto with a trim piece from the outside. Is this the trim piece you are referring to? I think I would have to remove this trim piece and then the seal and then the larger piece of aluminum that I am not sure how to remove, before I can see the floor of the coach and the Power Gear mechanism. Don't want to undo too much stuff before I have an idea what I'm doing!!

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Slide Leak

The trim piece on the outside bottom edge of the slide does not need to be removed. If you have determined the water is coming in from there, just re-seal the top joint with silicone--it stopped my leak.

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Hi sd

Thanks for the reply...I don't know for sure where the leak is coming from BUT I will caulk the trim and the top of the slide and I think I will add some water deflectors on the sides of the slide just above the bottom seal tight up to and behind the side seal just above the bottom and hopefully all will be good!

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