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Old 11-11-2014, 02:21 PM   #11
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On that slide the rollers are stationary so they should not mark your floors and the plates will not come in contact with the flooring.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:35 PM   #12
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On that slide the rollers are stationary so they should not mark your floors and the plates will not come in contact with the flooring.
You are probably right, but my concern would be the strength of the Alum. compared to stainless going over the roller plus alum will turn black depending on the material it self. I would think 18 ga or 16 ga would be needed to hold a slide up. But that's just my opinion. But on the other hand lets hope for the OP they will be strong enough, after all this is FR....
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Plates are installed and they only had the coach one day! Pretty impressed.

Now the down side, it did not fix my unaligned slide issue! Apparently it's not my slide that is mis-aligned but the actual frame the slide sits in. My local dealer is contacting Forest River to get the approval to fix it. They said it is a easy fix but once they move the slide frame, they will have to re-paint some of the coach! Or I could just live with it the way it is since the inside seals are all good and and it never leaks and no one would ever be able to tell except me since I know it's not straight... Guess we'll see what FR says...

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Plates are installed and they only had the coach one day! Pretty impressed...Jason
How thick are the alum plates?
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How thick are the alum plates?

I would say no thicker that 1/16 of an inch. They installed five of them (1 for each roller for the slide) I will post pictures once I get home from work.
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Here are the pics of the plates installed

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Here are the pics of the plates installed.Jason
Looks to be at least 9 ga(0.1144") or 10ga (0.1019"), should be plenty thick enough to prevent any denting from the rollers. Surprised FR used that thick of material and even counter sunk the holes to use flat head screws. Good job FR.
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I emailed Randy about mine, will report back on his reply when I get it.

I think that will help a lot Jason. Sorry it wasn't the total fix, but at least here is another great example of FR standing behind their products.
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They definitely stand behind their product!! We'll see about fixing the alignment. It did get a little better from the plates but still a little off

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Much thicker then I thought they would have put in, that should work good with the rollers. Only thing I would have liked better would have been better if it was stainless steel. But that should work fine. If it is 10 ga. as OC said form the picture only, they must have had to adjust the slide to. Good work from your dealer and FR.
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