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Old 12-28-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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Adjusting Lippert slide.

Both of my big slides are flush at the top and taper to a pretty significant gap. According to Lippert, I can adjust the "stop can" to create a tighter seal. If I do this, will the top seal first then the bottom seal follow? I assume, but dont want damage my rig by putting to much force on the top seal.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:42 AM   #2
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Good post Zac, i will follow this with great intrest. i have a similar issue when i close my slide, and we arrive at our new destination it will not go out on its own, i have to get under the 5ver and manual drive it out a inch and then it will extend on its own,
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Go to the App Store and download the app MyLci, it is Lipperts own app and has plenty of information in it about everything Lippert, including how to adjust slides..
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App worked great. I adjusted the can by 1/4 turn increments until it sealed up evenly.
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Go to the App Store and download the app MyLci, it is Lipperts own app and has plenty of information in it about everything Lippert, including how to adjust slides..
Very nice app.

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I'm glad the app worked out for ya Zac..
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Did the seal at the top get tighter or change when you made that adjustment? Mine is also nice and tight at the top but sticks out a bit at the bottom like yours.
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Because the slide mechanism is only at the bottom, the top should always close first and when the adjustment is correct, the bottom will follow suit so there is equal pressure on the seal along the entire length. In addition, this will lift the slide out floor above the main floor by at least 1 inch. Finally, you should never step on the slide out floor while it is retracted, that will damage the joint between the side wall and the floor. If you need to step on the slide out floor then insert a temporary spacer under the leading edge and/or only step near the mid point, not right next to the side wall.

If you ever watch the movie 'RV' with Robin Williams, at the beginning when he is leaving home and makes a sharp right turn, you will see the main slide tip out at the top by a good 6-8 inches. It is only the weight of the slide out 'leaning' against the main wall that provides any force to keep the seal tight at the top. If you have a gap at the bottom, you also have minimal sealing force at the top and definitely prone to getting water leaking past the seal while driving.
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Great information! thanks.
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Did the seal at the top get tighter or change when you made that adjustment? Mine is also nice and tight at the top but sticks out a bit at the bottom like yours.
As mentioned, the seal at the top stayed the same while the lower seal tightened up a bit.
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