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Old 05-20-2019, 12:30 AM   #1
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Slide Top Flap Gap

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We have a slide with a small gap (1/8 to just shy of 1/4) on the top of our slide and since it doesn't actually touch the slide we arw concerned as we have not had it put yet.

It does seal ok against the side...just concerned about the gap.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:43 AM   #2
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It's new and under warranty, take it to the dealer.
I can watch the flaps on my slides move one way when the slide is extended and then flip the other way when the slide is retracted. That's the way it should work, a seal at all times.
It looks to me the seal isn't low enough so the slide won't wipe it out so it can ride on the roof and seal it.
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We contacted the dealer and they say its just the wiper seal and says that the bubble seal is fine and is actually what keeps the water out. Your thoughts folks?
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:59 AM   #4
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The dealer gave it a look over the phone?
Why would there be a wiper if it isn't supposed to touch something so it can wipe.

The bubble seal is located on the inside edge of the slide itself. In your photo that seal is not doing a thing because it's resting in the air. It does seal when the slide is closed but not when it's open.
If you want dealer satisfaction you'll want to take the unit there and get in someone's face. In actuality the dealer washed his hands of you when the paperwork was signed.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:35 PM   #5
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Agreed. Sadly I did the walk around and missed it myself. Was so focused on the roof and edges and totally didnt see it until Imleft. Well, they know I have a syndicated podcast and video series that the dealer may or may not be the focus of...depending on the outcome.

Sadly I had all things addressed before I left the lot and missed this...shame on me.

I think the wiper flap is screws on the end and flap just slides into a track but not 100% sure...if that is the case I can order a longer flap and do it myself if needed...sadly.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:19 PM   #6
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Podcast, the ole dealer should wouldn't like to be that cast's subject.


We all miss something and it does happen. They are like Disneyland, takes days to cover it all and still miss something.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:04 PM   #7
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Dealers like easy fixes and this is not as simple as replacing a part. I am not surprised they are trying to keep you away.

I say bring it in and get it documented/looked at. When they tell you to come back another time for the repair in a couple of months when they have an opening you will hopefully have used it enough and maybe water tested it so see if it actually leaks. Then you can decide how hard to work to resolve it.

Probably not likely a major problem and if out of warranty I might not bother because my slide is rarely open in the rain as I live in So Cal and dont full time but you never know.
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Greetings-

Actually the dealership kept their word and i am taking it in tomorrow to resolve. At this point so far everyone is being very responsive.
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Just a wiper seal? Ask them what keeps the rain and bugs out when the slide is out for camping. What a tool. It should be long enough to drag on the roof, something is obviously wrong.
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What a great experience I have had so far with Camping World of Sherman TX. From the sale to the service they have jumped right on everything. No hard sales, No financing pressure, and No service hassle. So far so good!
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