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Old 04-20-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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I was just looking at another thread about slide not being tight all around and was wondering about mine. My slides are not tight to the body all around. They are out about 1/2 in on the bottom while the top is tight. Any one else's slides like that or are they tight all around?
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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I was just looking at another thread about slide not being tight all around and was wondering about mine. My slides are not tight to the body all around. They are out about 1/2 in on the bottom while the top is tight. Any one else's slides like that or are they tight all around?
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My large slide sticks out about a 1/4" at the bottom but is still sealed well. I believe this is because the slides always seem to lean a little in at the top so it makes contact better to keep any rain from entering when stored. My other two smaller slides appear to be about the same 1/4" out at the bottom as well.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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Our large slide also has a gap at the bottom. The sides and top fit nice and tight all the way around when closed but there is about a 1/2" gap on the bottom. What seems really funny to me is that it starts out fairly flush at the front and develops towards the back but the sides still fit tight. It doesn't appear to be an issue as far as the weather is concerned as there is nothing under there to damage if it gets wet. About 2 weeks after we got our rig I saw another 378 in the Camping World parking lot waiting for service so I walked over to take a look, yep exactly the same. Must just be the way it is.
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Thanks- I guess that it's both good and bad news. Bad news is that the gap is there on many units, good news is that it seems to be a normal occurrence.
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Two of my 3 slides fit very tight. The third is just a little looser much like yours.





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Old 04-20-2010, 11:11 PM   #6
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Yep, looks just like ours Ron....
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I just did some adjustments on my Georgetown bedroom slide which is different than the other slides in the unit but this info from Lippert may help for your slide problem. The bedroom slide is different but the rest should be the same as in the attached info. Caution according to tech support at Lippert ... If you are going to make adjustments use small amounts of change (do it in tiny steps) to avoid breaking things as the hydraulics can exert a lot of pressure on the slide edge lips and crack things if you go too far to quick. Hope this helps
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Adjusting the big slide per above will do nothing to solve the gap as seen from underneath looking up as the sides are all snug against the side of the rig, it just can't be closed any tighter. Just something in the way they build them. I have used the above to adjust my two front slides though to make them fit a bit tighter when open and or closed but they were fairly good right from the factory.

The gap to me looks like one of those trick paintings that I can never get my brain around. Can't understand how I can have it fit tight on the sides and top and have a gap that gets wider from front to back underneath.
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I'll need to take a look to see if even though there is a gap if the seals are snug.

georgetown- thanks for the info.
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