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Old 11-10-2015, 12:23 AM   #1
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Hello everyone,
On my 02 Intrigue the bottom seal on the kitchen slide is being pulled into the coach. My guess is that this is happening on the way in. But I've tried pulling on it with pliers while the slide is coming out with no luck, it's jammed in there too tight. It's probably just started doing this as its only a small section, that's located almost in the middle of the slide.
Has anyone else experienced this on any of your slides?


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Old 11-10-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Don't feel bad, all my slide seals do the same thing. After I extend the slides I go around the coach and dig all the folded up areas out. I use a putty knife and it seems to work well. I also keep them clean and put baby powder on them twice a year. I have talked to other owners and they seem to have the same issues. So far all my seals are in good shape, they just seem to have a mind of there own as to where they want to be positioned after opening the slide.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #3
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No worries! Mine do the same thing. I go around and push/pull out the slide seals with a 3/8 " wooden dowel that I carry just for this purpose.
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I like the wooden dowel approach, as I don't want to damage the seal. The area that has been pulled in is about 14 in. in length. Its jammed in there pretty tight.

Hopefully I can get it back out into position without removing the toe kick inside.
From now on I will be sure to inspect all seals after extending the slides to look for this issue. This is not only my first DP, but its also my first RV with slide outs.
Definitely learning as I go.
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:49 PM   #5
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The same seal on the coach wound up flopping in the breeze. The part that goes on the metal lip has steel clasps and those will rust and then the seal will come loose. I replaced the original seal with what I call "D" bulb in shape. It is held on with double back tape and has been there for 7 years or so. No water leaks and it is way cheaper than original seal
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Don,
I am wondering now that maybe those metal clasps are caught up in the seal and not letting it to freely come back out. Been using lots of different tools and have had no luck. The seal itself is in pretty good shape, but maybe I should just rip the seal out and not worry about damaging it.

I am aware of the rounded "D" shape seal that you are talking about. And will probably go that route if I do end up damaging this original seal.

I am thinking of removing the toe kick at the bottom of the kitchen cabinets and trying pushing it out instead.

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The little metal clips are embedded in the rubber part that is below the wiper part. You might try running the slide part way out and then squirting some soapy water on the section you want to pull out.

In blowing up your picture, it looks like the whole seal has been turned in
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I have only one slide that gives me any problems (bedroom slide) If I don't flip the rubber that slide will leak so I use this and it works will to hook the rubber and flip it.
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