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Old 09-17-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Slide wiper flipper

A couple of those black wiper flippers have come off our rig. Does any one know a source? Thanks Dick

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Old 09-18-2017, 12:29 AM   #2
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Pls educate me. What is a wiper flipper? Thx.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:00 AM   #3
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I am assuming that you are talking about the seals that go around three sides of the slide. There should be another set behind the outer one also. If those are the seals you are talking about they are part of a bracket that is stewed onto the coach part of the slide. But I bet there are some fixes out there. Post a pic of what you are talking about for sure.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:21 AM   #4
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On the 2017 and newer there is a black plastic piece 3-4 inches long on the side of the slide out. 2 on every slide end. This helps the slide seal to "Flip" when the slide is run in or out.
They are either stuck on with a cheap double sided tape or glue.... either doesn't last long and they fall off.
Check the DRV Facebook page or the facebook owners page. Someone asked about them recently.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:04 AM   #5
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I have seen them recently and interested in getting some--the seals on my BR slides never unfold all the way.
When someone comes up with the name/part number, please pass it on. I can take care of the stickum...
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:19 AM   #6
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I do mine the old fashion way. I pull a ladder out and straighten them out. This way I can make sure that the top ones are out also. Plus inspect my cables and grommets. As they fall off from time to time.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:11 PM   #7
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That is what I have been doing, but getting to the top of the BR slide seals is difficult for this short guy--I use the awning tool to flip it out.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:59 PM   #8
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That is what I have been doing, but getting to the top of the BR slide seals is difficult for this short guy--I use the awning tool to flip it out.
What awning tool? I also carry 8 foot of 1/2 CPVC water tube to get the seals out if I need to in a hurry.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:14 PM   #9
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Ok, no poor attempt at humor this time...
The 'awning tool' I use is the 4-5' hook that was originally used to undo the lock on manual awnings--this happened to come with my trailer, no idea why as the awnings are powered.
I get the hook end under the seal near the bottom and just run it up to the top and it pops the seal out to the proper position. I just can't reach the top sometimes even with the hook length.
Used to be standard issue with all manual awnings as they locked in place when out or in and would not reverse without releasing the lock tab.
Probably some better idea somewhere, but this works for me.

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Old 09-18-2017, 06:59 PM   #10
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Found the source for the "flipper", and here is a shot of what I'm talking about. Ed Fry had the parts department contact me and I was able to order some replacements. They come in a 1' strip which is enough cut into 3 "flippers". They are about $1.50 each.
If you are interested in ordering some the contact is Deb Collins. Her email is: DebCollins@drvsuites.com. Please include your contact phone and the last 6 of your VIN. The part number to ask for is 0209684. Dick
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:32 PM   #11
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Get one set and look up on the internet at a gasket/seal company for match, then get enough for all the slides.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:07 PM   #12
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Wingnut, I don't get it. Why would I look for another source when I just found one? Additionally I only need to replace a couple of flippers that fell off.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:07 PM   #13
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Sorry, I just thought that maybe getting a source that supplied flippers that didn't fall off might be useful....
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:01 PM   #14
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Wingnut, my bad, mine was a snippy reply. I just figured at less than .50 each if one fell off once and a while no big deal. Dick
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:36 PM   #15
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If... Nope .... WHEN mine fall off, I'll get a roll of 3M- VHB tape and stick them back on. A trick with any of the Very High Bond tapes is to warm the sticky side of the tape and the surface it is being applied to. A hair dryer works great. Then press and hold for several seconds. Of course having a clean, dust free, unwaxed surface probably works great too.
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Old 09-19-2017, 02:14 PM   #16
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No offense taken. Just like to work with companies that actually WANT to sell parts and make it easy to get them--has proven iffy to me to work thru DRV and I have owned one since 2007 and been to the factory twice. If DRV operated the parts dept like WeatherTech or Duraflap, they would be well ahead.

If the flipper falls off, it seems to me it won't be where it can be found again...

Anyway, just saw this item on a '17 and will have to get some soon as I land somewhere for a fixed period.

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Old 09-19-2017, 07:08 PM   #17
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My top seals always fold correctly. The sides sometimes need to be untucked, I use the end of my witches broom.

DRV gave me hand full of the stick on flippers but they are in my box of misc. To me they are just an eyesore.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:27 PM   #18
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X2...That's what I do too.

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Old 09-22-2017, 05:43 AM   #19
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Most of the time the major slides do OK for us, flippers were installed by factory. It's usually the shorter vanity slide that will have a buckle in the side middle area.
I use my telescopic bus brush handle (without the brush) I snipped a soft glove finger off some worn work gloves and slide it snugly over the threaded tip. Starting it at the bottom I just run it up under the seal lip.
Depending on the glove material(s) you can use it to apply seal dressing of choice. Also in the dusty SW you can dust the seal area. I've noticed the seals / grit have rubbed / scratched my clear coat during travel.
Be well.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:25 PM   #20
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"Technical" name of the strips

Seal - .750" Blk Drip Rail w/Hats
I ordered 4 feet from DRV parts.
Cost me $12.54
Should be a lifetime supply. lol
I like the idea of the other double sided tape.
The "stickiness" of the strips is suspect.
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