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Born to run you need to use alldone2005@aol.com please
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Hmmm, buy new seals or convert dual slides to no slides...
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Hmmm, buy new seals or convert dual slides to no slides...
Tell us about that.
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^^ — Don’t forget to mention how converting to no slides will cut roughly $20K off your coach resale value
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None of the 380s have slides until you push the button!
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My name is on the list to get both seals. I figured future use. However I have some questions regarding their use. My bus has a slow leak somewhere in the air system. In about 3 days of running the bedroom slide seal is deflated. The gauge on the dash reads about 75-80 psi. How much psi does the slide seal require?
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Tell us about that.
It was basically in jest. But I was wondering what happens when they are really not available. It would be a crazy thing to actually do, and would cost way more than the seals!
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The gauge on the dash reads about 75-80 psi.
Unless you've installed a separate gauge on the dash, as I did and I think Van may have done, the only pressure gauges on your dash measure the front and rear brake tanks. It is good that they are holding pressure, but they are not the supplier of air to the slides, which comes from the Aux tank and the separate small tank in the left front.


The pressure needed for the seals is about 10-15 psi, but is usually set higher.


There are two gauges in the left bay above the water tank (behind the metal cover). The first gives you the full pressure that the slide is getting, and the second is the pressure the seals are getting. Both are settable by valves in that same manifold that holds the gauges.


It is normal for the aux system to lose pressure before the brake tanks do, as there are far more possible leak points.
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The BB designers intended for the 12v air pump to be always "on" cycling as necessary to keep just the small tank with enough pressure for the seals. Most find that the pump will fail under such use and need regular valve replacement.


I put in a timer on the 120v pump that, when engaged, would run it for 15 minutes every 24 hours to fully pressure everything (including brakes).
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^^ — Don’t forget to mention how converting to no slides will cut roughly $20K off your coach resale value
Very true, I think resale is irrelevant for us. I am in for the long haul. I've spent enough that it makes more sense to keep it and enjoy it, I just about have it the way I want it.

I emailed to get my name on the list.
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