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Old 07-31-2016, 05:40 AM   #1
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Slide seal

I have. 377RLBH and I just noticed the sweep seal or flap along the top of my passenger side larger slide doesn't close the gap between the slide and the wall of the RV. My other three slides have one that comes down to the slide and rest on it. but they are the schwintec slides.

Is this normal? I tend to think not as if I didn't have the slide toppers it would be a big issue.

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Old 07-31-2016, 06:24 AM   #2
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I would try to take a brighter picture and send it to Jayco for their opinion

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Old 07-31-2016, 06:34 AM   #3
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Our kitchen slide has a slight gap when fully opened too, though the gap isn't quite as big as yours. On ours it appears to be something to do with the "shape" of the slide and the way it seats when opened as once we start to close, the seal drops down to the roof and wipes the way it should.
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Old 07-31-2016, 07:10 AM   #4
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That is not the seal i would say , its just some kind of a sqeegee blade, the real seal is behind but hey im sure Jayco can make it better for you, and yes its kind of far from the surface
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:21 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Hoojs12840 View Post
snip...... Is this normal? I tend to think not as if I didn't have the slide toppers it would be a big issue......snip

I tend to agree, at least compared to my TT slide.

Yes, there is an "inner" slide seal that rests against the FW's inside wall, but IMO the outer sweep seal also acts as a wind/rain seal. On my TT slide the sweep seal seats snugly against the slide roof and at a slight angle due to an angled rise in the slide-roof at this contact point area.

Your pic almost gives the impression that the slide isn't fully opened, I would confirm from inside the FW that the inner slide seal is seated firmly against the "top" of the wall.

Is the sweep seal gap consistent along the full length of the slide?

I lightened your pic a little and it shows the gap along the seal edge......

Last fall during an extremely windy/heavy rain storm a campsite neighbor experienced water getting into his top mounted slide cabinets...., root cause was that about 3ft of his sweep seal was inverted (didn't deploy outward with the slide fully opened) and channeled water under/behind the sweep seal (didn't have a slide topper).


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Old 07-31-2016, 01:49 PM   #6
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On the types of slides that "drop down" into the open final position, this creates a larger gap at the top when it does this. I noticed this on my 2015 Flagstaff TT. It seal d against the wall good but I didn't like it due to the top flap not being able to help any. I would very much like to hear knowledgeable comments to this also since I didn't like what I saw either.

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