Originally Posted by wcricks
I recently sent photos to Thor off light and air coming in the rv from under the front slide on the drivers side in two places under the sofa and dinette.
They suggested I show it to the dealer which I did and we both confirmed that there is a T-bar that guides the slide when it retracts and it is not properly sealed.
The dealer had two other Aria's on the lot and we looked at both of them and they have the same problem.
The dealer is proposing a fix to Thor under warranty that should work. The opening is difficult to seal off because of the Tbar guides but we are going to install rubber sweeps in the sofa and dinette to block the air / light.
Also, we think these openings are a source of dirt entering the coach while we are traveling or parked.
I will keep you posted in the situation. Please let me know if your Aria has this problem or perhaps there is a better way to seal off these two places.
The service center installed floor sweeps under the dinette and theater seats. They also installed a double exterior sweep under my long slide. They added a slit rubber covering over the T-Bar tracks on the dinette and kitchen slides much like the one that the factory installs for the water line slip track under the long slide.
As a result, our coach is much warmer in cold weather and a lot cooler in warm weather. We haven't been in the desert yet but we think that will take care of the blowing sand.
The Aria floor plan is such that there is no way to avoid the slipway for the water lines. The inside sweeps were there at some point but someone cut them out to inspect the tracks from the inside of the coach.
We were told that the T-Bar tracks were there to prevent the slides from coming out of the coach during a roll-over accident, a safety measure. I will refrain to opine on that. The fix with the slit rubber cover under the slide should just be part of the standard build for this coach.
We are quite happy with the results.