Bunkend lower seal

Discussion in 'Slide-Outs / Bunkends' started by neighbormike, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0384.JPG Lower seal (poorly made to start with) tore while packing up today... Anybody replaced these yet?? Looking for some ideas... found one thread on it but didn't care for the "fix".
     
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    On my PUP, that 'seal' is attached to the bottom of the indoor end of each bunk and hangs down an inch or so. When the bunks are slid out the seal on each bunk winds up pressed against the indoor top edge of the end wall. Having the seal always inside the camper attached to the bunk rather than the wall keeps there from being constant wear on the seal each time the bunk slides in and out.

    Perhaps a retrofit to achieve something similar would make your seals last longer.
     
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    I may have to look into that... not sure having it attached to the box serves any other purpose than keeping cold air & bugs out when the beds are extended.
     
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    I'm probably the one you didn't like the fix haha...

    My OEM flimsy seal didn't hold up very after buying my trailer in late 2008. My seals were attached to the inside bottom front tent bed wood floor sections. My roof section has a lip that come down over the wall ends. I'm not sure what your ruber seal is attached to from your photo.

    With the two tent beds pulled out I could bend over and look straight out at both tent bed ends from the inside of the trailer and see alot of day-light... Was letting in night bugs and mosquitoes inside big time when we setup with interior lights on.

    I went the wall seal idea using one of these seals

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    My outside walls were a bit different from your photo and i was able to get the rubber seal bottom lip to fit over the top of the wall. I sort of made a right angle of the bottom rubber section and glued the bottom of this lip shown here to the trailer wall section similar to your photo above. Laid a heavy 2x6 board over it all until the glue set I had to cut a couple areas of rubber seal sections where the tent bed bottom floor had a couple of support angles...

    I did mine back in 2010 I think it was and it is still working great today... The original flimsy seal on the bottom of both tent bed ends finally snagged something inside the trailer and tore them off as the tent beds where being pulled in and out...

    When I push-in the two tent bed ends and bring the roof down on them it all seals up good as well when tucking in everything and using the spring loaded latches on the four corners of the roof...

    Roy Ken
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    Roy, your fix was not the one I saw... I too have the excessive air gap below the bunks so I would like to find a better product than OE...
    JPBar & Douggro I will check those links out as soon as I can!
     
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    Ordered the "bed wiper seals" from Hanna RV today... if I don't like them I will probably look at the "D Seals" in the link Douggro provided.
     
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    Have the same issue. What did you do to fix it? It looks like the same seL I am looking for.
     
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    I have the new OE replacement seal ready to go but cancelled my last fall trip so have not had the camper set up to make the repair... planning on attaching the new seal with 3m two-sided adhesive since it seems like something that will become "regular maintenance". Will post pics as soon as our weather allows!
     
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    Where did you get the seal I'm having a hard time finding it?
     
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    Hannarv.com... it took a little searching but they have them. I've purchased numerous items from them - they are great to work with and have good shipping times.
     
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    Ok thanks I'll check with them.
     
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    Thank you I ordered them and the are a little bigger then original which will work better because the bed rails are have a slight bend which causes more of a gap.
     
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    Glad it worked out!
     
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    Roy, where exactly did you get that seal? I’m ordering both OEM and this option as I have the exact same issue you described. Just want to make sure I get the right one.
     
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    What is that seal even good for? Ours is not in great shape either.
     
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    I think I got mine from LOWES... It is not exact to one I shown in post. That was the only one I could find similar that had a photo of it...

    I slid the opening over the trailer WALL and glued in place. Kinda upsidedown for it intended use... I had to cut out for a couple of metal rails that go through there as well...

    With this mounted to the wall it stays in place all the time - doesn't move... The tent floor meets up with as it is pulled in and out...

    Does a great seal... I think the one from LOWES was for garage door seals to the floor... It sure stopped my draft and letting night bug get into the trailer...

    I have been looking for an hour to find what I exactly got. No luck... I only get things from LOWES or order from AMAZON... This was a few years back haha...

    I guess I can only suggest to just go down to LOWES and look at their Garage Door floor seals... You may have to do some cutting to get something like that to go over the trailer wall... Hope this gives you an idea how that worked for me...

    Roy Ken
     
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    I have used a wiper seal from a slide out, attached to the inside wall. A lot better quality than the factory seal with a better fit
     
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    I too am having that issue on my Jayco sport. I believe the wiper seal on hannarv.com, the brown stuff, is what I nee . Mine screws in place, but I think I may have to take whole bunk slide off( really don't want to do that ) I think part of the problem with that wiper seal is that it is too rigid, it doesn't flex enough with the sliding in and out of the bunks.
     

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