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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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Reggie 1 front seal (864)201-1980
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I think that Griffith Rubber made the original 380 seals.
They are in the Chicago area if i remember right.
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Thanks for the Info Randy.
I thought we may have to go to Italy or Germany or ...?
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At $800 each I would buy a front and rear. dennistorresmalibu@gmail.com My only concern is finding a qualified installer, I don't trust myself to do the job without pinching the rubber; and many shops will not install owner supplied parts.
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At $800 each I would buy a front and rear. dennistorresmalibu@gmail.com My only concern is finding a qualified installer, I don't trust myself to do the job without pinching the rubber; and many shops will not install owner supplied parts.
+1 for interest. 1 Front seal.
I'd suggest if this comes to pass, a group of mechanically inclined owners meet to do an install and shoot video during the process. So step by step process is developed. This could be followed by a tech elsewhere or other adventurous owner(s).

Also, it sure seems an inflatable seal is much more desirable. I can only imagine the dirt that gets embedded in a wiper type seal. unless one cleans the slide before retracting, it'd destroy itself and also the paint.

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At $800 each I would buy a front and rear. dennistorresmalibu@gmail.com My only concern is finding a qualified installer, I don't trust myself to do the job without pinching the rubber; and many shops will not install owner supplied parts.
And on the other hand the shops can't get the part.
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+1 for interest. 1 Front seal.
I'd suggest if this comes to pass, a group of mechanically inclined owners meet to do an install and shoot video during the process. So step by step process is developed. This could be followed by a tech elsewhere or other adventurous owner(s).

Also, it sure seems an inflatable seal is much more desirable. I can only imagine the dirt that gets embedded in a wiper type seal. unless one cleans the slide before retracting, it'd destroy itself and also the paint.

Thanks,

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I had an LXI with a slide and i was curious on how to change a seal if and when i needed to.
As luck would have it George Morris was changing a seal on an LXI about 3 hours away from me and i went to watch.
Its a basic job,no real secrets,its easier with 2 people.
Of course that was an LXI,the 380 may differ.
After seeing the lxi seal replaced mine did fail,and with the help of Mike Campbell we changed it out here at my place in a day.


A year later the new seal blew out and i did the replacement on the road at a friends house while he was at work,Carol helped me and we did it in a day.
Moving the room in and out was quick and easy,but putting the seal in with the retainers took a few hours,thats the hard part.
But,the 380 may not use those same retainers,and i thought the 380 slide room will just slide in,unlike the LXI where you have to unbolt the room and push it in by hand.
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The M380 rear will slide in by just flipping a switch on the circuit board. The front was designed to have a way to do that, but that design was disabled in all of the ones I know about. So, unbolting/removing both end mechanisms and pushing in is the way it is done. Not particularly difficult. Two bolts on each, at the interior end.
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