How to Find an RV Slide Out Seal for Older Models

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If you’ve recently bought a used RV or own an older model that was produced by a manufacturer no longer in operation, it can be difficult to find replacement parts that fit your vehicle. A Club member emailed us recently to ask where they could purchase an RV slide out seal for their 2004 model. The manufacturer went out of business, which meant they were unable to go to the source to solve their problem. So the question is where does one look?

In this lesson, Dave Solberg teaches you where to search for parts that suit your specific RV. Focusing on the RV slide out seal, or gasket, as it’s often called, Dave first walks you through the process of deciding which type of seal (type or bulb) your room requires. He explains how to do this by pulling your slide room out halfway.

Once you know the type you need, you’ll learn where you can look for said RV slide out seal, or more specifically, who you should call. If that doesn’t yield the right results, Dave recommends searching online at sites such as Get RV Parts and Trim-Lok. Give these options a try; if none work, give us a shout and we’ll see if we can help in the hunt!

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5 Responses to “How to Find an RV Slide Out Seal for Older Models”
  1. Theresa McDermott

    I have 02 Terry trying to find out what seals it needs for the top.

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  2. Craig Inker

    Great website by the way. On one of my slideouts the internal wood molding around the slideout has gone soft and moldy around the base and 4 inches up the vertical. Any tips where to get the moulding and to replace? Thanks.

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      Craig,

      Really the only place to get the exact same molding would be from the manufacture. They are the ones that came up with the design and installed them. Most of the time they get them custom made. Depending on the year, they may still have them. If they don’t you would try to find some fascia boards that might look OK but you might have to replace all of them around to get them to match. Contacting the manufacture and seeing if it is still available would be the first place to check though. They are usually just held in place with some brad nails. Usually the top corner piece has to come off first which again is held in with nails, sometimes screws, and you can just use a pry bar at the edges to pull it off. You also want to find out why this happened too, this is a lot of times caused by a leak on the slide. It could be at the top of the slide but if you have the lower screw moldings on the side of the slide, check the sealant around there. I have seen these leak many times over the years and it is usually caused by these moldings pulling away and water getting behind them.

      Sincerely,

      Dan
      RV Repair Club Technical Expert

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