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    Anyone have an idea?

    I was looking behind the infamous Kantleak valve on my 365 today just to see if it was leaking. While down there I noticed alot of daylight coming in around the slide mechanism. I realize there does have to be a hole there for the gears to go in and out. My question is, how could I make that a little more airtight? We are going to be in Iowa for the winter and want to reduce all the cold air coming in that I can, I would like to find a solution that is permanent. I dont want to stuff little pieces of insultion in there every time we move.Click image for larger version. 

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    2015 RAM Cummins B&W Companion Slider

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    How about obtaining a piece of thick rubber like you'd find on a mud flap. Cut it to fit around the shaft and attach it to the frame? It wouldn't have much in the way if insulation value, but would at least keep the wind out.

    Jim

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    I was thinking about that also, wonder where i could get some material in a big piece kinda like what is around the slides. I am more worried about a cold wind blowing in there. If you stop the wind it doesnt take near as much to heat. But If I add the thickness of that rubber and some screws heads I wonder if it will be to thick and the slide will hit it somehow? I guess I would like to know if there is a reason that GD does not close it up with a seal or if its just me being picky about paying my propane bill and trying to get it all sealed up.
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    By the way, my Kantleak is all good, no drips, been in it for almost 4 months now, lots of miles traveled.
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    You could close it up and crawl underneath to see how much clearance you have. I did a search on Amazon for "mud flaps" and there were quite a few that would work. I also did a search on "heavy duty rubber mats" and came up with another list, but they were more expensive.

    I'd cut a hole the size of the shaft, make a slice on the bottom so you could slide it over, then attach it at the top of the frame. Of course, you'd have to check if putting screws into the frame would void the Lippert frame warranty.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by TucsonJim View Post
    You could close it up and crawl underneath to see how much clearance you have. I did a search on Amazon for "mud flaps" and there were quite a few that would work. I also did a search on "heavy duty rubber mats" and came up with another list, but they were more expensive.

    I'd cut a hole the size of the shaft, make a slice on the bottom so you could slide it over, then attach it at the top of the frame. Of course, you'd have to check if putting screws into the frame would void the Lippert frame warranty.

    Jim
    Thanks Jim, how could I forget to check amazon. LOL
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