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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 12-17-2019
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Default Update on M380 seal production

Currently we have 9 M380 0wners who have emailed me to order new seals.
My email address is: alldone2005@aol.com

Owners who have shown interest:
Van Bentley - 1 front - 1 rear
William (Chip) Lamb - 1 front - 1 rear
Jim McGinnis - 1 front - 1 rear
Mike Stewart - 1 front - 1 rear
Gary (Doc) Williams - 1 front - 1 rear
Lance Hall - 1 front
Shawn Kravitsky - 2 front
Jim Beeson - 1 front
Reggie McBride - 1 front

Please sign up at alldone2005@aol.com
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I'm in too.
Thank you , Doug
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Are these replacement seals air inflated?
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Chuck - yes because with possibly a few rare exceptions, that's what the M380 uses to seal its slides.
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The seals are from the Original Manufacturer of the M380 Seals, So the Same Specs as Original with Maybe a Slight improvement of Rubber Compounds, so No need to Reinvent or Engineering needed.
Should be a Direct Replacement.
From what I was told this Includes NOT only the Inflatable Seal but the Retainer with Molded Corners and Wipers as well.
If you think Your seal is on Borrowed Time then this is a Great Opportunity to get Fresh Rubber Wrapped around one of your Coaches Best Feature!
Shout out to Doc for Setting this up and Dan Hunt for being the Post Office!
This is a Great Moment for M380 Owners!
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The seals are from the Original Manufacturer of the M380 Seals, So the Same Specs as Original with Maybe a Slight improvement of Rubber Compounds, so No need to Reinvent or Engineering needed.
Should be a Direct Replacement.
From what I was told this Includes NOT only the Inflatable Seal but the Retainer with Molded Corners and Wipers as well.
If you think Your seal is on Borrowed Time then this is a Great Opportunity to get Fresh Rubber Wrapped around one of your Coaches Best Feature!
Shout out to Doc for Setting this up and Dan Hunt for being the Post Office!
This is a Great Moment for M380 Owners!

If the seals come with all that extra stuff its a good deal,plus the 380 seals lasted a lot longer than the other seals,LXI and LX,or so it seems..
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Default M380 seals

About the seal, yes it is an air seal. It is built by the original company. It has molded corners. It has no clips or retainers. It is glued in by 3 M tape that is attached from factory.
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I'm definitely interested and have been calling around trying to find someone who will install them and that's the reason I have yet to place an order. I called two different Holland dealers since they were exclusive BB dealers for a long time, but they have yet to call me back...not a good sign. I found a place in Orange County and they said they will get back to me in a few days; they told me they have installed inflatables on Prevost and Newells. My regular shop said they do not install inflatable seals only non-inflatable. All in all I do not feel comfortable installing them myself. I have many talents, but mechanics is not an intuitive suit. Perhaps Doug and Chip both southern California owners can help me find an installer unless they are planning to do the work themselves and can work with me on this. Dennis
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I’m glad to help anyone in this seal purchase. So if any who knows a M380 owners that are not on theWOG call ,text or email them. If there are any vendors that would like to buy seals for stock parts this is a good time. Thanks Doc for your time on deal.
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Dennis,

I am no longer an M380 owner, but if I was, I would look at having a spare slide seal as second to having front ball joint boots. You can find someone to install it if you have one, but if you don’t have a seal you will be up the per verbal creek without a paddle.

It appears that very few 380’s are having failures ( the coach we had is still good to my knowledge) but rubber will not last forever. Just one guy’s opinion.
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