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Old 09-26-2014, 06:35 PM   #1
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Jayco Slide Rubber Seal Problem

I have a 2012 25' Jayco TT and am having problems with the slide wiper rubber and the 3" wide white tape. When the slide is opened and closed the rubber on the wiper is catching on the leading edge of the tape and causing it to roll up exposing the sticky adhesive. Now it has gotten so bad that the adhesive has started to pull the rubber seal loose from the wall when opening the slide. Of course, it is barely off warranty and am having a problem getting any answers from Jayco. Ideas, thoughts, or suggestions on my plight would be greatly appreciated. I can have the tape and seal replaced at my expense but figuring out the root cause of the problem must be dealt with first. I am wondering if the slide itself might be slightly out of adjustment causing some of the issues mention.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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Could you send us a picture? It might help us understand.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:03 PM   #3
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Is the white tape over a molding on the roof of the slide, where the outside wall of the slide attaches to the roof?

Jayco had to re-do that white tape on my trailer as it was wrinkling, with many gaps in adhesion. They replaced the old tape, and caulked the leading edge of the tape - forming a small ramp of caulk - just so the rubber seal would not catch on the edge.

Has your white tape seal been replaced by someone? If so, did they use Eternabond or another tape? Did they caulk the leading edge of the tape?
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Thank you for responding to my question about the rubber wiper on my slide. Yes, it is the white tape that is on the top of the slide on the outer edge that is peeling back. It has never been changed since new. When I initially bought the trailer new it was showing some adhesion problems and it was on my punch list of things that needed to be corrected amongst quite a list of other things....but that is for another day. Your suggestion of using some type of caulking on the leading edge seam seems a possibility, but I am wondering just how long one might expect it continue holding and last. I have three photos of my problem that I recently took and will attempt to put them on this site. You will have to forgive for being very slow with this as I just today signed on. So I am definitely a newbie and not real computer literate.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:05 PM   #5
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The pictures would definitely be illustrative, but it sounds as if at least a section of the tape should be replaced; if the adhesive has already failed, an edge of caulk would probably not help. Essentially all of my tape failed; is your problem in just one area, or really does all of the tape need to be replaced? Is that something you might want to do yourself, or would you likely want a repair facility do it?
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As I previously mentioned, I am new to this forum and am struggling to find how to attach photos.

The entire length of white tape on the top of the slide would need to be replaced. The surface would need to be cleaned and the leftover adhesive properly removed before installing the new one. My rubber wiper seal is probably shot also and will need to be replaced. We were recently traveling when we first noticed that the seal was coming loose around the opening. We stopped at a Camping World and they tried to use a 3M vinyl and trim glue to re-attach the rubber wiper. It did not hold and continues to be a problem each time the slide is opened and closed. I will keep looking at this site and see if I can figure out how to attach the three photos that I have of the problem. I appreciate everyone's patience with me on this.
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As I previously mentioned, I am new to this forum and am struggling to find how to attach photos.
To attach photos select the button labeled "Go Advanced." You will see many options including a <paperclip> which you select to attach images.
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As RVhiker mentioned, Jayco had some issues around 2012 with some of the slide sealer tape and I know that Jayco dealers were replacing it under warranty at the time. Since your just outside your warranty, I would still see if your Jayco dealer will do the replacement under warranty, it's apparent that the problem has been going on for awhile.

Your correct that the entire length needs to be replaced because I'm sure that the slide trim edge is starting to show as well as the screw heads.

I replaced my original sealer tape a couple years ago with Eternabond sealer tape because some of the screw heads were starting to come through the original tape.



My slide sealer tape R&R: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...project&page=3

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Old 09-27-2014, 07:01 AM   #10
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Bob, thanks for the reply and the picture of your finished product etc. I had not heard of Eternabond before but Googled it to find out more about it. Last Thursday I sent a lengthy email with the pictures to the Jayco service writer at the dealership I had been dealing with about previous issues we had with the TT after purchase. I have not heard a word back from him. On Monday I will either call over there, or drive over and try to speak to someone in person about this issue. It really does not look all that difficult to remove, clean and replace that tape with the product that you mentioned. What do you suggest a person use to clean and remove that sticky adhesive prior to putting something new down? I will continue to let everyone on this forum know my progress, or lack there of in dealing with Jayco about this issue. Obviously, I am not a happy camper right now with the situation that I've gotten myself into with this trailer. I should have followed my gut instinct when I first noted a problem with this tape early on and INSISTED at the time that they deal with it on a more permanent basis.

I still have to address the issue with the rubber wiper seal catching on the leading edge of whatever material is used on the seam when opening and closing the slide.....and get the seal itself replaced and try starting the whole process over. Hopefully with better results the second time around. If I can't get any satisfaction at the dealership level where do I go with Jayco to take things on up the ladder?

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