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TORN DINETTE SLIDE SWEEP SEAL ISSUES!!!
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WE HAVE NOW TORN THE 2ND SET OF SWEEP SEALS ON THE DINETTE SLIDE. I HAD A NEW MOBILE REPAIR OUTFIT COME TO THE HOUSE (with the factory's approval) TO SEE WHY THE SLIDE IS TEARING THE SWEEP SEAL.
THE FIRST TORN SWEEP SEAL WAS REPLACED AT THE SELLING DEALERSHIP BEFORE WE TOOK ORIGINAL DELEVERY OF THE CAMPER.  THE CAMPER ARRIVED FROM THE FACTORY WITH A TORN SWEEP SEAL. THE SEAL WAS REPLACED AT THAT TIME (SEPT 2012) but it was never diagnosed why the seal was torn.

This past month when the mobile repair tech came out, he took measurements of the clearance on all 4 corners of the slide wall/camper.

What he found was the front top corner had much more room between the slide wall and the cut out in the camper wall.
The rear top corner of the slide wall and the camper wall had hardly any clearance, therefore the dinette slide box would pinch the inner and outer sweep seals and tear the seals when opening and closing the slide. (Rubber seals pinched between the slide box and the camper wall cut-out hole.)

After this information was presented to the factory, the factory told the tech to loosen and remove the bolts bolting the slide box to the camper floor/slide rails and move the dinette wall slide box forward 3/8" towards the front of the camper, drill all new holes in my new camper and reinstall the bolts, as the thought is, it will give the upper rear corner more room/clearance thus not pinching the sweep seal. (now I have 6-8 additional holes in the slide box then there was when I purchased it.)

Tech will be back out on the 27th of this month to move the slide forward and replace the sweep seals.

I will keep you posted and updated as we will be using the camper the weekends of the 27th 6th out at deer camp.

Rick Christensen
Prineville Oregon
541-598-5455

Update 10/03/13
Jason from Accurate RV back.
Jason was told by the factory to move the slide box forward 3/8" and replaced the torn seal. He told myself and E.C. factory (Brad) that the measurements for the top corners of the box did not change but the front bottom is now tighter and he is fearful that now the bottom front and upper rear may now tear the sweep seals in both the upper rear and lower front.

It will have to tear again before the factory will address it again.
They hope the moving of the box forward 3/8" will fix it and so do I.

We will keep an eye on the seals.

UPDATE 11/10/13
Took the camper off the truck today to winterize the camper. (Will de-winterize it for the Beavers game on the 23rd and winterize it again)
Noticed that when camper was on the truck, the sweep seal is pinching between the camper wall opening upper rear dinette corner and the slide box.

But when the camper is unloaded, it pinches more, the slide box is pinching tighter, it seems that the pressure put onto the camper jack, on the drivers rear corner of the camper causes the floor to flex.

Updated: 11/18/13 I spoke with the former Eagle Cap production manager today and told him what was happening, and he confirmed that the drivers rear corner floor is flexing.
 


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TORN DINETTE SLIDE SWEEP SEAL ISSUES!!! - by rjchristensen - 09-19-2013, 09:40 PM

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