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Old 12-26-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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outside slide seals gooey and split

we had our coach into the service center in Topeka only 20 days ago,,, today I discovered that the top seal of the kitchen slide is gooey and has split at the center... we have maintained periodically as advised by Gary and Randy when we were there last year... wipe with Pledge. How could this have happened in just 3 weeks or maybe they didn't inspect them on the 6th of Dec? We are still within our 2 year warranty... I'm just sick... we had this happen on our Crossroads Kingston and wanted to make sure it wouldn't happen on this one... I guess it doesn't matter what I do... it's going to happen?
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I wonder if pledge caused a reaction to it to cause this
Any petroleum distillates will cause rubber to break down and basically melt it. There are a lot of rubber conditioners on the market that are made for this application normally without anything applied to it it will just dry out and cracked from the UP rays
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:35 PM   #3
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They are just junk seals. Mine got gooey and stuck to the slide enough they tore in half when I opened the seal the first year we had it, and I hadn't put anything on them.

I replaced them, and new seals aren't any better. Some of the manufacturers have replaced them all. I don't know if its a bad batch of seals, or if it just postpones then inevitable until the warranty is over.

Knowing the Chinese, they just throw whatever toxic waste they can into the mixing pot and call it rubber.
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Old 12-27-2014, 12:54 AM   #4
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I agree with what Atom Ant says. For some reason they are not lasting. I have changed several of mine. If you are handy is not hard to change them yourself.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:31 AM   #5
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Must be too much Lead in the Rubber or they're made from recycled China Bomb Tires.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #6
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I have one split as well. Where are you ordering them from? Do you have a part number? Thanks
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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I bought them from my dealer.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:39 PM   #8
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Ya I just got them from the Dealer as well. I'm sure there is someplace they can be purchased direct online - maybe even better quality, but I haven't found it.

Kind of sad on the painted units, as you lose that nice caulking from the factory. I tried tons of different caulking, and the only thing that actually worked for me was Geocel 2300 MHRV Vehicle Body Sealant which is equally hard to find. A Redwood Dealer I stopped at said it is all he will use and he stocked it.

MHRV = (motor home recreational vehicle)
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Old 12-28-2014, 03:11 AM   #9
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Ok thanks.
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Ya I just got them from the Dealer as well. I'm sure there is someplace they can be purchased direct online - maybe even better quality, but I haven't found it.

Kind of sad on the painted units, as you lose that nice caulking from the factory. I tried tons of different caulking, and the only thing that actually worked for me was Geocel 2300 MHRV Vehicle Body Sealant which is equally hard to find. A Redwood Dealer I stopped at said it is all he will use and he stocked it.

MHRV = (motor home recreational vehicle)
Brad,
Have you ever tried LEXuL ??
Our local guys swear by it .....
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As a sealant or a treatment? I actually never heard of it, nor can I find it on google.
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As a sealant or a treatment? I actually never heard of it, nor can I find it on google.
Sorry, it is Lexel. Should find it with the caulk at a hardware store. It is clear like silicone. Sticks really well and remains pliable
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:33 PM   #13
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Ah OK. I found it at Ace it looks like. I haven't tried it before - but I'll give it a shot.
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Old 12-28-2014, 05:00 PM   #14
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Slide Rubber Seals

Use an automotive rubber conditioner and then coat with baby powder, works great, seals stay flexible and no deterioration.
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I started using the following rubber seal conditioner available on Amazon: Protect All 40015 rubber seal protector. It dresses up the rubber seals real nice. I wish I had found this stuff earlier. I had previously used Armor All, but found it did not protect the top slideout seals.
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I believe our slideout seals can be found here: https://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/cat...ategory_id=170

I get up on the roof tomorrow and verify.
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I believe our slideout seals can be found here: https://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/cat...ategory_id=170

I get up on the roof tomorrow and verify.
THANK YOU! I'm going to inspect mine this week and get them on order if they need replaced.
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I believe our slideout seals can be found here: https://www.factoryrvsurplus.com/cat...ategory_id=170

I get up on the roof tomorrow and verify.
Yep there they are (D-Seal), good find Sinder!

Not cheap.
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I noticed looking at the signature pics of those posting that it seems that most or all experiencing bad seals at top of slides do not have slide awnings. Am I correct in this assumption? Or is it just that it is harder to observe the problem with slide awnings installed! ?
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No slide toppers and have had no problems with seals so far. Our coach is 2 years old.

When I treat the seals I use baby powder
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