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Old 11-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Is anyone else having problems with the bottom seal on the living room slide out tearing? It was torn on delivery (new), repaired. Torn again about 6 months later, repaired at Forest City. Torn again about 7 moths later, dealer repaired and just (last month) tore again. I replaced with repair part from Winnebago and used 1/16 x 1 1/2 Aluminum strip as a back up to hold it on. All tears were in approximatly the same position. I could find no sharp edges or pinch points. I'm concerned if this is a significant problem with other Sightseer owners.


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Old 11-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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Is anyone else having problems with the bottom seal on the living room slide out tearing? It was torn on delivery (new), repaired. Torn again about 6 months later, repaired at Forest City. Torn again about 7 moths later, dealer repaired and just (last month) tore again. I replaced with repair part from Winnebago and used 1/16 x 1 1/2 Aluminum strip as a back up to hold it on. All tears were in approximatly the same position. I could find no sharp edges or pinch points. I'm concerned if this is a significant problem with other Sightseer owners.


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Old 11-07-2007, 05:02 PM   #3
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I have 2006 35N Sightseer. I've notice a couple of tears in the rubber seal. I just re-attached with truss head screws. Next summer I plan to try a full replacement with the rubber seal for the bottom of an overhead garage door.

Did you think that the aluminum backer plate helped?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:58 PM   #4
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I think it will help, I think it will distribute the stress of the seal bending over a wider area than just the 28 screws with 2" fender washers that were installed by the dealer the last time they fixed it and a heck of a lot better than the 50 staples that Winnebago used for the original installation.

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Old 11-07-2007, 06:09 PM   #5
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Yep samething happend on our 38 G but Rick Glover one of the Super Techs fixed it the way it should have been installed... The New England or North East Winnebago Rep was supposed to look at it especially were it was tearing on the ends of the slide. Well we waited for a year before we left the area... no call, no interest by the BUILDER!
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Like the shop foreman said, "hey it's on the bottom shouldn't be a problem" Nice!
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply. I'll try the backer plate when I get around to fixing mine.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:46 AM   #7
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Had the same problem on 05 sightseer. Winny stapling it on is a joke. Never did fix mine.
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