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M380 (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your M380 model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.....list your M380 Parts here too.

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Old 11-29-2019
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$800 each. Min order of 10 = $8000 and then you have to have 10 of the other one too
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I would like to see what the seal looks like,as in held in my hand,just for fun.
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Doc has a two or three inch section of it, two wipers and an inflatable seal in between, essentially
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It's my understanding, and correct me if I am mistaken, from one of the WOG members who has an early built M380 said that the original ones did not come with inflatable seals and that he did not have any problems with the solid, non-inflatable seals in his coach. If this is so, I would like to know a source for that solid seal or what it looks like so I can get it made and swap out my inflatable seals for those. How can we confirm the above and source that seal? Sorry I can't remember the WOG member's name, but he responded to a recent thread I was in; hopefully he will read this.
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I looked at Dr Dennis Miller's M380 which he sold I think to a fellow in Raleigh. That bus had Aquahot, HWH leveling and no air on the slide (no bedroom slide). Perhaps that fellow will chime in. I think that was M380 #2 or 3.
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A few of a us 380’s guys looked at an very early bus at WOG, he had an inflatable seal, guess the the designer didn’t like the original seal. FWIW, my seal has functioned as intended since my bus was built, I haven’t heard of that many problems with the seal, the computer can flaky..
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I agree that the inflatable seals have done very well (and were a big reason we bought an M380, having experienced an SOB with wipers), but nothing made of rubber will last forever so sourcing eventually becomes necessary.
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The question is not “IF” but “When” M380 owners will need to replace Slide Seals.
To keep the Brand Viable/Alive without reinventing the wheel, we need to know Parts are available to keep these Awesome Machines Roll’in!
Similar to Tires that do wear out from use or time, but with tires there is Many Choices.
Who is manufacturing the Seals?
So, if the seals are available for a $8000 buy in Minimum order 10.
Then M380 owners let’s get the order going.
I for one would be very Interested in purchasing 1-2 of the Living room seal.
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I'd be good for one of each. Let's keep the ball rolling.
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After staying bone dry inside during some HEAVY monsoon downpours this past summer, it’s hard to believe solid “wiper” seals could’ve done as well. Like Lance and after a suspected bad converter caused motor burnout on the rear slide, both my slide systems has worked as BB designed them (AFTER the owner learned how to operate them ). Also realize that the rubber seal material on all our coaches is running on borrowed time. If you don’t need seals right now like me, it’s easy to see the advantage in having them in reserve.

Though it’s been 2 years since I last spoke with Doc about his slide seal project, it sounds like he’s done the legwork. All we need is to organize a group buy of at least 10 (each) M380 owners willing step up in advance with the $$. Doubt it’d be a problem to find 10 front slide owners since we all have them, not so sure about the rear. Assuming cost for each will be $800, I like the idea of starting a list HERE of those who’d be willing to pre-order and fund their part of a group buy? Let’s do this!
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Default Interest List - M380 Slide Seal

Shawn (Shawnthegrasshopper) - 1 front
Chip (chiplamb) - 1 front / 1 rear
Van (NoGas) - 1 front / 1 rear


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