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Old 04-13-2015, 07:26 AM   #1
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Slide going "THUD"

Anyone have a similar problem?

When I bring the wardrobe slide in the bedroom in, just as it is closed up, I hear a "thud", similar to the sound of someone throwing a tennis ball at the side of it (I looked and no one was outside with tennis balls).

Slide closes evenly and it doesn't make the sound when opening.

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:55 AM   #2
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Hi Kenny,

Check to see if all eight of your cables are still connected. Should be four inside and four outside. You could have snapped one. It is not uncommon. I carry extras now.
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Hi Kenny,

Check to see if all eight of your cables are still connected. Should be four inside and four outside. You could have snapped one. It is not uncommon. I carry extras now.
Are they easy to do yourself?
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:24 AM   #4
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I learned that one of my cables was unattached when I tried to retract the slide. There wasn't a thud, but only one side of the slide would move. Once the cable was reattached and tension adjusted, all was well. On my unit, there are supposed to be little rubber "keepers" to prevent the cables from un-attaching from the slide. They evidently hadn't been installed, and cables hadn't been properly tensioned, so simply dropped out of the slot.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #5
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Are they easy to do yourself?
If you believe equalizer yes. It really depends how the cable breaks. There is a video on the equalizer web site on changing the accuslide cables. If you have a broken cable or even if you do not you should watch this video so you know what is involved. I have gotten my replacement cable from amazon. The cable is universal.



"BAL 22305 Cable Repair Kit Accuslide" current price $20.00

Also will want to get a hand full of these rather than crimping the cable
"1/8 in. Stainless Steel Wire Rope Clamp and Thimble Set"
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:58 AM   #6
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Are they easy to do yourself?
Kenny,
It depends on which cable is broken. If it is one of the top ones, you need to take a panel in the ceiling of the top bunk off and work through a 1-1.5 ' opening. Can be challenging getting the new cable routed trough and around the pulleys (ask me how I know). Not sure how you would get to a lower cables though.
Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
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I don't have bunks. This is the 400QL. It's the wardrobe slide and the loose/banging cable is the bottom one.

Looking at the video, it appears I would have to remove all the molding. Is that correct ?

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Old 04-13-2015, 04:47 PM   #8
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Just an fyi.....just called CW in Akron where I purchased it and they said I would have to leave it with them for a month......love that CW...
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Be careful removing moldings and panels. When my motor went out the dealership techs broke several of mine and a panel. Month and a half later I got my coach back.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:58 PM   #10
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Be careful removing moldings and panels. When my motor went out the dealership techs broke several of mine and a panel. Month and a half later I got my coach back.
Will do. I've had two off (not by choice, but by slide movement) and see they're glued on.

I think I'm going to attempt to fix it myself. I'm not going to leave a brand new coach sitting there for a month right at the beginning of camping season. I knew I wasn't going to like CW.
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