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Old 05-05-2014, 09:16 AM   #1
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Hello from Hillsboro Oregon

We have been towing for 10 years, and with my sabbatical coming up we thought it prudent to do it more in comfort. Purchased a 2000' Dutch Star Class A double slide with 27k miles. got a smoking deal, so knew we would find "issues".

rear slide had dipped down, due to dry rot on rear slide roller box. WIP currently. Built a 2x6 frame and dragged the slide-out off the RV. Rebuilt the Roller box and replaced the aluminum 4 piece bottom slide bar with a csolid piece and added in some Z metal to get water over the lip of the horizontal fiberglass. Finally found the root cause, tear in upper seal caulked over previously. Just ordered new seal from Uni-Grip - which avoids the Newmar surcharge they add in.

I have been browsing the forums for the last 2 months, and have found tips and tricks and appreciate the information provided here.

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and let's see some pictures of the slide repair!
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Hi John! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Hope you get your problems solved! enjoy the forum!

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Glad to have you here with us. Good luck with your repairs, and Happy Trails!!
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I guess when we bounce our "houses" down the road the do need repairs from time to time. Hope all goes well.
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There is a lot of information for use here.
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Welcome to the forum and irv2 John.
Here is a Brochure & Owners Guide for you.
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Welcome to the irv2 gang, John! Good luck with the repairs and getting on the road for some fun.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:34 AM   #10
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4 photos attached of ledger before and after

comments are in the photos

Aluminum rail ordered from Camping World, Portland Distributor had it on hand
Uni-Grip Seal S-504 was the bottom Seal used for slideout
Uni-Grip Seal ED-50467-T was used for the upper and vertical sides - ordered straight from - much cheaper than dealer -

I used wood decking screws for attaching the ledger and rebuilding it.
kilnz paint covered it all to help prevent water absorption.
I used a mix of gutter 3 hour silicone 2 and as it is 1/3 the price, and lliterally the same I saved a bunch as I caulked the heck out of everything that may leak.

something NOT shown in the photos, the new flashing in the photos actually runs up each side 6 inches to catch what it can dripping down the vertical exterior pieces.
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

Very nice repair job. I'll keep you in mind if my coach needs work, LOL!
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Welcome to the forum from Independence, just down the "Big Road". Looks like a real first class repair!!
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:48 PM   #13
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repair status - complete - mostly

so the new seal was $200 from uni-grip direct. after everything was done, I find with the slide out now "level" that from the passenger side looking directly at the slide with it sucked in, the left side is almost touching and the right side has the extra space. there is minimal room for movement as it is a non adjusting slide. so I am going to loosen the bolts and have someone push real hard, "maybe two peeple" from the rear to the front while I am driving the slide in and out to see if I can reclaim 3/16" to even the gap. any suggestions ?
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Welcome wife has a sister in the Hillsboro area and we used to live across the river in Battle Ground, WA (as well as Brookings and Newport)...beautiful part of the country.

Good luck on your repairs and bringing your DS up to snuff!
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