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Old 06-28-2022, 06:05 AM   #1
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Slide seals that won't roll out

Have a couple of seals that won't roll out when I extend the slide. Here at home it's not a big deal to get a ladder and roll them out. I don't carry a ladder on trips though because of space. Any tricks/tips to get those seals to roll or to unroll then when they don't?
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Old 06-28-2022, 06:42 AM   #2
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Add slip strips

I purchased bathtub slip strips and placed them on the top and sides of my slides. This causes the rubber to hit the strips which then flips the rubber correctly by the resistance they cause. Works going in and out .

Hope this help you. I no longer have to climb a ladder to have the rubber lay correctly.
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Old 06-28-2022, 06:43 AM   #3
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Are you using a lube on the seals? Stop, they need some friction to deploy. I had a similar problem early on and I manually inverted the seals as far up as I could reach and the rest followed as the slide came out. Obviously it takes two people or one of those fancy remote slide actuators.
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:37 PM   #4
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I go around with a wooden yardstick and slip under the ones that don't flip all the way out.
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Old 06-28-2022, 12:56 PM   #5
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I use my metal hook that I use to pull the manual window awnings down. I like smoky Rv’s idea better
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:10 PM   #6
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I bought some aftermarket body side moldings and placed them on the slides about 1" back from the front edge. They are about 1" wide and 1/4" high and it flips them in both directions.
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After some searching online yesterday I bought some clear cabinet protector buttons and put those on. I have serious doubts they'll hold very long so I may end up using one of your guys suggestions when they fall off. I'd thought about using antiskid tape like you use on steps but that seems pretty harsh and over time would wonder what it would do to the wipers. The bath tub slip strips seem like they'd be easier on the wipers so that may be my next move.
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Have some time so wanted to update a few threads I have in case others get some use out of them.
The buttons worked great. Have opened and closed the slides a few times and not once has a wiper not rolled out. I will update if things change but for now they seem to work great.
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