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Old 10-21-2020, 11:38 PM   #1
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Outer Slideout Seal Partially Deploys

Can anyone suggest a tool or some sort of a telescopic pole device to help deploy the outer seal on rv slideouts? Sometimes that seal stays partially folded under. These seals are new. Any ideas?
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We keep a wooden yardstick in the rig for that. Works well.
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I keep a manual awning pull rod handy. Either the rounded end or the hooked end pressed into the seal and ran up or down as needed rolls them out.
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I use a short step stool and my hands to get them in place.
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Can anyone suggest a tool or some sort of a telescopic pole device to help deploy the outer seal on rv slideouts? Sometimes that seal stays partially folded under. These seals are new. Any ideas?
They make plastic strips that you stick on the slideout that helps the seal flip when going in and out
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Lol - I waxed my slideouts. Then I had the same issue. I used a ladder and yard stick. I needed a 6' step ladder to get high enough.
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I attached thin aluminum strips and cured that...........
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They will still perform their function so the need for them to flip is mainly visual.
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They make plastic strips that you stick on the slideout that helps the seal flip when going in and out
Where do you find these? I’m tired of using my broom handle to get them out.
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Can you guys post pictures of the plastic strips or the aluminum your talking about?
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I also use the end of an awning pull stick to get ours to flip out. At first, I thought it was because I hadn't powered them (sock with talc powder in it) & they were sticking. But even after a good dusting, there's always some that still don't roll all the way out.

I had the same issue on our prior 5-r & one day when we had strong windblown rain hit just right, where one of the seals were partially flipped in, water got directed inside at that flipped in spot. Ever since, I've always made sure the seals are completely flipped out when the slide is deployed.

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Old 10-24-2020, 11:48 PM   #13
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Thanks...did you use screws to attach them? I’m having problems with my top seals though. Hard to get to...
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