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Old 07-27-2014, 07:41 AM   #1
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Slide Rubber Seals

The Rubber Seals on my slideouts never are completely in or out, and I'm not really sure which way they're supposed to be in order to keep rain from entering during a windy rainstorm. I'll attempt to post pictures to show what I mean.

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By "out" I mean with the edge of the seal lying flat against the slide, and "in" is with the slide curled inward.

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Old 07-27-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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Clean your slide walls and lube the seals with dry silicon spray.
The seals should be out when slides are extended.

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I use baby powder on the outside and inside rubber seal ... but every once in a while a seal will catch.....
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:12 AM   #4
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I would spray some "303" on each side of the slide-outs, too. The rubber will flip to the correct position better if the slides are slippery and clean. You can use the "303" on the rubber seals, too. \ken
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:49 AM   #5
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Our seals used to do that, too. One of the forums on this GREAT site recommended to wash and wax (with a carnauba paste wax) all 4 sides of the slide, then to use a product like 303 or Protect-All on the rubber seals. In between "real" wax jobs, I spray the 303 or Protect-All onto a small dust mop, and rub the sides of the slides, including the seals, and it has worked for us.
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If we are parked for an extended stay and the seals are not totally facing outwards, I use a yardstick and run the stick upwards to position the rubber seal to the outwards configuration. Even with the use of a lubricant and/or powder, they sometimes remain "folded" . The stick approach works easily, but for a short (overnight) stay, I don't bother with repositioning.

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Old 07-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #7
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Thanks to y'all. I'll get some "303" right away. And, I'll clean up my slides and seals.
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I recently saw pictures of an RVer who had a slide rebuilt by OMC. OMC stuck on a little plastic bead with adhesive on a flat side, of the sort you may stick under the corners of a heavy statue to keep it from scratching a wood table, on the side of the slide. The seal catches on the bead and that flips it out to the correct position. Someone posted they found what looks like the beads at Walmart.

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Old 07-27-2014, 02:13 PM   #9
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If you have manual awning, use the hook to fold out the seals. Works great!!!

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