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Old 04-14-2008, 01:23 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Excel Classic. We were in Oklahoma City for Spring Break, and it was cold and rainy. When I was sitting on the floor next to the bed I could feel cold air coming in. Is there a way to seal the cold air out?
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I have a 2000 Excel Classic. We were in Oklahoma City for Spring Break, and it was cold and rainy. When I was sitting on the floor next to the bed I could feel cold air coming in. Is there a way to seal the cold air out?
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Old 04-15-2008, 05:25 AM   #3
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Air leak equals a gasket failure. Move the slide partially our and look all around the box at the gasket. Bet you'll find a torn or missing gasket.
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Could you tell if the air was coming from the head of the bed/wall or from the living area direction. Is your's the enclosed or open bathroom.

You would have the option of either side or the top for a leak. As mentioned check yours gaskets for damage or not in place. I would check with the slide is fully extended.

If the air seemed to be coming from the living area, it's most likely air that's entering into the unit from the heaters air return vent at the bottom of the stairs. This was discussed several months ago in a prior topic.
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We have an open bathroom. The air is coming out low on the floor which right next to the bathroom sink.

When you talk about gaskets, are you talking about the white gasket that seals up next to the slide (on the outside)?

There does not seem to be a gasket between the bed (outside floor) and the bottom of the slide (coach opening). Is there supposed to be a gasket there?

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To the gasket question, yes. On my bedroom slide there are three weather seals/wipes so to speak. One on each side and one on top. The one on the bottom I believe to be on the inside and can't be seen if there is one. My unit being a 2001 we should be simular. The bottom gasket, that's seen, IMO would seal the slide when the slider is 'IN'.

After inspecting my unit for the Waste drawing, would suspect the air might be coming up from the basement through the openings for the water/drain lines that goes to the sink. As the basement is heated when the furnance is operating, believe these openings are not that tighly sealed. A difference in pressures causes the air to flow into the unit through openings in the frame and basement.

I'm working on a photo post of these opening as we speak as well as the furnance ducting. Will post when completed.

Hope something helped.
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