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Old 07-23-2018, 04:38 PM   #1
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Slide leak

Recently discovered the floor beneath the dinette was wet. dinette is in left side of slide. anyone run into a leaky slide? I have caulked a few things. we camped this past weekend and slide was out. Rained a lot saturday night and the slide floor was dry sunday when we got home.
Rained a lot sunday night while slide was closed and the floor was soaked inside.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:46 PM   #2
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:53 PM   #3
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Recently discovered the floor beneath the dinette was wet. dinette is in left side of slide. anyone run into a leaky slide? I have caulked a few things. we camped this past weekend and slide was out. Rained a lot saturday night and the slide floor was dry sunday when we got home.
Rained a lot sunday night while slide was closed and the floor was soaked inside.
Suggest away.

Pretty strange since you really have NO seals that should just leak on that floor. While it is closed, the seals at the top and such would probably not leak water on the floor unless it's going around the seal and getting in front of the slide. I would check the window since the angle of the slide is different when it is in than when it is out and check to see if the slide is directly against the gaskets all around.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:54 PM   #4
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Do a quick check of the seals on the side of the slides. If they are not lubricated and soft, sometimes they twist when you open or close. Possible leak there. Just a guess.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:08 PM   #5
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What Frank's said. Mine leaked at my slide and come to find a out the window on the end of the ode was leaking. Recaulk and no more leak.
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Old 07-24-2018, 12:00 PM   #6
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thanks all
I have caulked it and we will see
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not to be a side question but cant find thread on what to use to lube slide gaskets ?? mine stick to sides and make weird noises
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not to be a side question but cant find thread on what to use to lube slide gaskets ?? mine stick to sides and make weird noises
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Some say baby powder will keep 'em from sticking.
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not to be a side question but cant find thread on what to use to lube slide gaskets ?? mine stick to sides and make weird noises
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Oh no, he didn't open this can of worms again....




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Some say baby powder will keep 'em from sticking.
It works GREAT! keeps them from sticking amazingly enough. One application is good for about six months.
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