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Old 10-15-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Which Way is Correct?

A really stupid newbie question. Attached is a picture on my slide seal (outer). Simple question, with he slide extended, which way should the seal be? Bottom/Top way or middle?
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The loose edge should be pointing towards the outside in your picture. When the slide goes in, the edge usually rolls and points towards the inside. Search the forums for how to care for your seals so they donít get brittle.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:24 PM   #3
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I can't blow up the picture to have a close look .

But; on my slide with window , I know the seal will roll differently , just about ever time the slide rolls out .
Good coat of wax on the slide wall , silicone spray on the seal , and if it doesn't leak water , it's doing it's job and don't worry about it.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:06 AM   #4
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I agree with Les. The seal normally rolls with the slide if it is the "hollow" type. If it's a flat seal it will probably stay with the edge toward the outside.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:06 AM   #5
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The end windows on my slide flip the wiper.......on the wardrobe, I installed a 1/16" thick aluminum strip about half way out to make it happen.....
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As others have said, it is supposed to flip over as the slides moves in or out, but it really doesn't make any difference as long as the edge is in contact with the slide wall. Besides, what you see in the photo is just a wiper, designed to clean off debris and water as the slide moves in/out. The actual weather seal is on the flange where the inside or outside slide wall presses a D-shape rubber seal against the RV sidewall.

The potential problem is a half-turned wiper rubber, which may leave a gap where the edge turns over. Not a big deal, though.
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