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Old 10-21-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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Foam Plugs for Slide Rails

Can someone point me to the post that discussed the purpose of the foam plugs installed at the outside end of slide track? Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:38 PM   #2
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Are you referring to the small black ones? If so, I am interested as well - some of mine have fallen out...
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Are you referring to the small black ones? If so, I am interested as well - some of mine have fallen out...

Yes those are the ones. I remember a discussion on them a while back.
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Old 10-21-2015, 10:46 PM   #4
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I would like to know how to make the metal sliding doohickey on the top rail stay in place...still have not figured it out.

On the bright side, Lippert came out with a new design for the slide mechanism, which makes it easy to change the motor if required...the kicker, the slide mechanism will have to fail in order to get the replacement.

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Old 10-22-2015, 12:36 AM   #5
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The rubber plugs are to prevent water running down the tracks to enter the inside of the coach.
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The rubber plugs are to prevent water running down the tracks to enter the inside of the coach.

Looking for a solution for the ones I'm missing. Little hesitant about using something that could cause moisture to get trapped?
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:37 PM   #7
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/2501445...FYePHwodVvoN1g


http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/equa...FUMTHwodfPQAhw

Two of many online, check your local ace Hardware. Cut them to fit and press them in and slide into position.
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I'm having a hard time picturing these things as to where they would fit. Could someone post a photo so I'll have one more less thing to worry over?
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I'm having a hard time picturing these things as to where they would fit. Could someone post a photo so I'll have one more less thing to worry over?

kid of hard to see in this pic, but appear to be about 3/4" L x 1/8" thick. Also, does everyone have the small threaded holes in their track as seen in this pick?
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That's what I was guessing but I've never seen them in my tracks, even the last three that were replaced last year.


I have the threaded holes in my tracks. My thinking is they are there for alignment purposes while being installed, or to keep the tracks from being tweaked during shipping and storage.
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