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Old 09-20-2020, 08:02 PM   #1
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Slide Alignment / Sealing

I'm looking at my first RV, a Newmar Bay Star Sport. When looking at the extended driver's side slide from the driver's seat, I can see that there's a grey foam that contacts the outside wall at the bottom of the slide, but is over an inch away from the wall at the top of the slide. I expect that this is intended to be a seal/weatherstripping, and it should be contacting all around the slide.

Is this expectation accurate? If so, it seems like the specific unit I'm looking at has two misaligned slides (one of the slides on the passenger side looks the same). If it is misaligned, is that a fundamental manufacturing defect, or is it something that is intended to be adjusted and can be easily corrected by a dealer?

Thanks in advance for any responses. I'm looking forward to becoming a native, welcomed member of this Newmar Owner's forum instead of an impostor wanna-be intruder.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:12 PM   #2
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They are adjustable but here also might be more wrong with it than an adjustment. I’ve adjusted m Bay Star slide with a side to side misalignment but not too to bottom. I’d probably either have the seller fix it or move on to move that doesn’t have the problem.

For worst case cost perspective, when I bought my Ventana, the dealer paid for a new slide motor/gear-box on one of my small bedroom slides and it was over $1400 just for the parts. Also they waited a few weeks for the parts.
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alignment, seal, slide

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