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Old 06-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #1
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Slide not aligned

I've noticed that my bunk slide on my 2014 390BH is not perfectly aligned. If the slide is out and I stand outside, looking at the front part, the rubber flap that keeps the debris out touched the slide on the bottom but not the top. Looking at the back side, the flap is very tight against the slide. it seems like two issues, 1st one is that the slide seems like it is positioned to far aft and also a little bit at an angle from bottom to top. When the slide is in ad measuring between the fridge wall and bunk slide, the bottom is a little closer to the fridge wall than the top.

Has anyone else noticed this? Is it normal? Or at least something that will do no harm? It never leaks and the interior seals behind the flap are tight and make a good seal. It is still under factory warranty but I don't know if 1, I want the dealer messing with my slides then damage it and 2, I always live by if its not broke, don't fix it.... But when you spend this much money on a coach you want it done right. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Jason, you happen to be going to Goshen Rally? If so, have them look at them. I'm having them look at mine while at the rally.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Jason, you happen to be going to Goshen Rally? If so, have them look at them. I'm having them look at mine while at the rally.
No, wish we could but I'm still active duty Military and have to plan my leave around work....

Is your slide the same as mine or are you having other issues?
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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My slides have always worked fine, just the outside flaps seam to stick and one has ripped at the top a few inches.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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My kitchen slide flap sticks sometimes too, I use my finger to fix it and then it is fine. No rips though!! Interested to hear what they do to fix that.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:34 AM   #6
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I have two slides that always have flap problems when out. I used an old awning hook to get the flaps right, but that was not easy. I finally settled on a way where you move the slide half way out and then from the inside reach in with your hand or a ruler and push the flaps out. Then move the slide the rest of the way.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #7
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Can't help much with the alignment issue other than to say if the top doesn't stick out as far as the bottom, there may be shims on the bottom (they look like 1/2" thick blocks). Don't know why they're there.

I had them on my sofa slide but when the piston was replaced, the technician removed them & adjusted the slide so that it's now perfectly aligned & true.

To keep my flaps from sticking, I wax the hell out the contact points on the slides where they touch. I wax the slides when they're extended & when they're retracted. You might have put them partially in/out to get to the entire side.
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Can't help much with the alignment issue other than to say if the top doesn't stick out as far as the bottom, there may be shims on the bottom (they look like 1/2" thick blocks). Don't know why they're there.

I had them on my sofa slide but when the piston was replaced, the technician removed them & adjusted the slide so that it's now perfectly aligned & true.

To keep my flaps from sticking, I wax the hell out the contact points on the slides where they touch. I wax the slides when they're extended & when they're retracted. You might have put them partially in/out to get to the entire side.
Top and bottom are aligned as far as how far they stick out, just not parallel to the side walls....

Thanks for the tip about the sticky flaps!!

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Old 06-21-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Wow just posted in thread hydraulic slide sticking that would help stop curling slide seals. Jim
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:52 PM   #10
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The bunk/wardrobe slide on my 2010 is cable driven. On my previous Damon with the same system, I had to replace one of the cables that had snapped. I believe it operates on a track with the cables moving the slide. Unless you have noticed a change in the orientation of the slide(moved left or right), I would guess that the slide left the factory that way.
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