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Old 02-27-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
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Question Slide Out Seals??

So here's the rub (pun intended), I need to replace my slide out seals which have flattened to the point that I have the outer wall of the slides rubbing against the coach when closed - not enough seal left I guess.

Here's the other problem - it looks like the previous owner simply slapped some self-adhesive, automotive grade seal against the slides. It is about 1/2" x 1/2" round seal. Therefore, I don't know the style of seal that was original and/or the best solution for my baby.

I've seen other coaches with a higher quality, larger rubber seal in a variety of styles, but I am having a lot of trouble finding slide out seals online or otherwise.

Experts - please help me:

1) is it o.k. to use the cheaper automotive seals and just replace them more often,
2) is there a place you recommend I can get seals more specific to slide outs - with options to view,
3) any other tricks or thoughts are welcome.

Thanks to all - you have saved me many times already!!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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You should be able to find what you need at one of these places.


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Old 02-27-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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I just last week bought 50 feet of double bulb with a 1 inch wiper seal off E-Bay for around 5 dollars a foot. Type in slide out seal and several different styles will show up.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback, guys! I ordered catalogs for pricing and to see if I can recreate the original, or best, seal options for the slide outs.

Very helpful!
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #5
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After you put in new seals, get some slide seal lube at Camping World and lube them every few months. Then they will last much longer. DACOTAH
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Ref slide seal lube, we have been using 303 for 8 years (2 rigs) and we spend a lot of time in the extremes -- winter in mountains and Nevada/So Cal deserts in the summer...yes, I know we're nuts.
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If you want to know what kind of seals were on there originally, call Thor Motorized Services at (877) 855-2867. They should be able to steer you to a source for replacements.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:12 PM   #8
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Thanks again guys! I get my rig back from service this week, and I have already received catalogs on various weatherstripping seals.

Once I have it home, I can give it a good look and pick out the seal type that will seal the best. I'll also call Thor as suggested - great advice!

Safe travels.................

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