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Old 08-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #1
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Gap in seal on top of slide

Last Night, we had a blowing rain coming at the living room slide on our 2007 Montana 342PHT. There was a slight leak in the middle ceiling of the slide. Today, I went on top and looked at the slide.
On the ends, for about 18 inches the rubber seal is making good contact with the slide roof. There is a gradual taper, until in the middle of the slide, there is about a 3/8 inch gap between the seal and the roof. The roof is solid with no soft spots or tears in the rubber roof. Could the slide have dropped in the middle? If so, what is the fix? And, what would cause it? The only way I see to fix it is to crib up a hydraulic jack in the living room and try to push it back into position. Please help me before I do something stupid.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #2
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It might have sagged, and a rebuild is all I know to do.
Know, you have a bulb gasket that should keep water out, regardless of if the flap seal is working or not.
I suspect you have water leaking into the slide roof and dripping out the nearest exit.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #3
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With cribbing consisting of a 20lb propane tank, the orange plastic squares for blocking your trailer, and a 3 ft. 2X6, I managed to put a hydraulic jack in the middle of the slide overhead. It is now 1/4 inch lower than the ends. There was some discussion about the lineage, offspring, and whether or not the supreme being loved the entire apparatus. I recommend that you do not try this at home.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Ceiling droop

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Last Night, we had a blowing rain coming at the living room slide on our 2007 Montana 342PHT. There was a slight leak in the middle ceiling of the slide. Today, I went on top and looked at the slide.
On the ends, for about 18 inches the rubber seal is making good contact with the slide roof. There is a gradual taper, until in the middle of the slide, there is about a 3/8 inch gap between the seal and the roof. The roof is solid with no soft spots or tears in the rubber roof. Could the slide have dropped in the middle? If so, what is the fix? And, what would cause it? The only way I see to fix it is to crib up a hydraulic jack in the living room and try to push it back into position. Please help me before I do something stupid.
I have the exact thing in our 2006 Everest 344J!!
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