Slide Out Seals

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  1. tuscancouple

    tuscancouple Read Only Funster

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    We have a minor problem wiith the seals on the slide outs. It's the seals that are compressed when the slide out is IN. When the slide outs are extended it has pulled two of the seals off of the RV body. Have tried cleaning both seal and slide out, polishing both seal and slide out. Still have the problem. The seals seem to stick to the slide out and for each slide out there's four seals.

    Has anyone else come across this? What fixed it? Going to try chalk on both the slide out and seal on the next dry day to see if that works.

    Suggestions?

    Mick
     
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    Maybe wrong, but seem to remember talcum powder does the trick.

    :Smile:
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    Hi Mick you can get a clear silicon based rubber grease what Rv do you have
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  4. tuscancouple

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    Thanks for the replies, talcum powder sounds possible (great book by the way) though the grease might be a longer lasting solution. Have an RV place close by so will obtain some.

    Paul

    We have a Coachmen Concord 300TS, notice you have the same. Great RV's which fit into some tight spots that the big boys can't get into ::bigsmile:

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  5. madbluemad

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    Hi Mick

    We had a similar problem. The slide wouldnt go out. We took it to the garage and two things.

    One was that I hadnt been lubrication the rams under the slide properley and the other which was a tip from the garage. Spray Back to Black on the inside of the rubber seals when the slide is out. The Back to Black still enable the seals to seal ok but helps when the slide is being taken out.

    Jim :Smile:
     
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    Jim, just read your other thread on a similar subject. Though the name seems to have changed again ::bigsmile: I'll give Lynda a call tomorrow for the slide out lube and I have some back to black in the garage. Thanks for the info

    Mick
     
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    Yes I think the missus got involved in that one:Doh: (superwhite)

    Cheers

    Jim :thumb:
     

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