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Old 05-29-2013, 05:52 PM   #1
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Slide Seal Leak

I have a 4 slide 2005 Beaver Patriot Thunder. The driver side bedroom slide seal appears to be leaking as the carpet is very wet in the left forward corner of the slide and the water is working its way out from that point. I'm a newbie. The slide has been in the last few days and we have had lots of rain. I moved the slide out to vacuum the water out of the carpet and will leave it out until I get this fixed. I assume each slide has 2 sets of seals - inner and outer. So how hard is it to replace slide seals? Is this something I could attempt or do I need a pro (dealer) to do it. Thanks for your help.
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I've never replaced a seal, but have been told it isn't very difficult. My seal on my bedroom slide stuck to the slide and the slide wouldn't open. Had to pry seal away from slide, then lubricate.

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Had the same problem. A Tech at Gulf Shores, AL fixed it for me by injecting a special silicone heavily into the gap under the seal at the top of my bedroom slide. He said it was a permanent fix. So far, so good!
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Hope this doesn't get to complicated. Appreciate your input.
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When my bedroom slide was leaking I did a search on this forum and the Monaco forum and found lots of reading. On mine it was three different problems that I had to track down. Good luck!
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We had the same problem on our 04 Beaver Monterey . Our slides are flush and we have recently found out that Beavers with flush slides have a lot of problems with leaks and generally require a different seal than most MH's. I wouldn't attempt to do this job myself because of that. At the repair shop, they put some weird little cups at the bottom of the slide on either side to catch the rain, with weeps holes to run it to the outside. We later had the seals replaced with the correct size and now we don't have a problem. We don't even need the little cups any more. It also could be that your slide room isn't center.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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Jim, if you don't mind my asking what did it cost to replace the seal and install the weep cups. Thanks.

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I don't remember how much it was, but we have had no more problems with leakage on that slide. You are probably best to call Alliance Coach in Wildwood, FL to get an estimate from them for the work. They used to be the repair center for Monaco before they went out of business. They are now a private company but have rehired a lot of the Monaco trained techs and they know Beavers. We were there recently and there were seven Beavers there. Like our coach, yours may have the flush slides that don't have the flange around it. They take a special wiper seal that they have in stock and they do good work. Labor rate is $120 an hour, but that is about the going rate. Their telephone number is: 352-330-3800.
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I have replaced a few some are held on with a c- type channel some held on with trim and bolts it is about $4.50 a foot I would look the job over and save the labor
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Jim, thanks for the good info. I think I am going to take it to Allaince even though it's a long drive. I want it fixed right and have a couple other things that need attention as well.

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