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Old 04-14-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Replacing slide seal do it yourself?

I wonder how difficult it would be to replace the main slide out seal. It's a double bulb with wiper and metal teeth. When I extend the slide, most of the seal detaches on the top. Thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.
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I wonder how difficult it would be to replace the main slide out seal. It's a double bulb with wiper and metal teeth. When I extend the slide, most of the seal detaches on the top. Thoughts or opinions would be appreciated.


There is a YouTube video from www.steel products ??
On replacement of gasket
Your metal teeth are probably rusted
I temporarily fixed my cargo door gasket with silicone sealant
Squirt in groove push in
Temp taped
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Steele Rubber Products have a lot of profiles on their web page....and it's nice stuff...just did mine...
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:33 PM   #4
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Is it easy to do? Does the slide room need to be extended or part way out? Removed? ��
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Doesn't need to be removed, but everyone is different in how it's mounted due to the design of the seal that was used....
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Glad the room doesn't need to be removed. I called an RV place for a quote and they said approx $1000
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I replaced my full wall slide seal, took a few hours i went back with the steele rubber because the metal clamps are fully encapsulated in the rubber and cant rust like the original. And get some of the thetford slide out rubber seal conditioner it helps get the new seal in place. The new steele rubber is “sticky “ compared to the old seal which was more like foam than solid rubber if that makes any sense.

You'll need to be agile enough to work from roof and from ladder to get it done. And cutting the corners can be a challenge to get it right, use the old seal as a guide.
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Thank you all for your comments. Im thinking I might leave this job to the professionals.
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Check out Steele Rubber Products. The have some installation videos on the bottom on the page which might help you.

https://rv.steelerubber.com/
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Took on the job a few winters ago, A few fellow snowbirds took turns working the seal in place. It was a full wall slide. Not easy but after a while a technique made the job less ardious. Taking turns off a couple of ladders helped.

After the slide topper was laid on the roof we had about 2 inches verticle space to work in. Moved the slide in a bit so there was not so much reaching into the frame. We made up a few wooden blocks and levers to help relieve stress on fingers. A few kitchen utensils were aslo used.

As mentioned before all seals are not created equally, some grippers are exposed some are completely enclosed in rubber.
Got 40 feet of seal from U-Grip for around 200 dollars.
Labour costs were a case of beer.
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I like that price!
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