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Old 06-25-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Forester 3051 slide movement.

We picked up our Forester 3051 in late April. We have been having some issues with the slide which we are trying to work through. My question for all you 3051 owners is on the actual movement of the slide both front to back and in and out.
Is the movement smooth and even/steady or is it somewhat erratic? When extending or retracting my slide the front starts first with the back following after 4-6" of movement in the front. That's when it works. Once it is moving it seems that one side might stop briefly allowing the other be to "catch up". Is this normal? I would like to understand what you other 3051 owners experience so I have some understanding of what "normal" is so I can calibrate my expectations.
Another issue is the front of the slide not retracting completely (about 1" from sealing) and the front of the slide drifting in and out about 1" while driving down the road. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
I appreciate your help and feedback.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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Our slide was doing something similar. Sounds like you need to have your motors synchronized. Have you tried holding the switch in for 8-10 seconds after both extending and retracting?
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:00 PM   #3
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Thanks SkipnTerri. I typically do hold in the switch for 8-10 seconds when both extending and retracting the slide to help with the synchronization of the motors, it hasn't seemed to help me much.
When you are extending or retracting is the movement of the slide smooth and even or more uneven? Not sure the best way to describe the movement.
Thank you for your response, I appreciate your time.
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It's smooth -- very fluid-like. For what it's worth ours seems to retract faster than it extends by a little.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:30 PM   #5
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Forester 3051 slide movement.

Thank you SkipnTerri, the movement on mine is a little more 'uneven'. When it does go out the front always finishes before the rear of the slide. It is in the shop now but they seem to be struggling to make it right.
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:54 PM   #6
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The slide on our 3051S seems to move in and out evenly and with one fluid motion. Sounds like you need a slide adjustment of some sort
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:56 PM   #7
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Retiming Video

Might try this link on You tube to re-time the system. Hope it helps.

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Old 06-26-2016, 02:13 PM   #8
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The slide on our 3051S seems to move in and out evenly and with one fluid motion. Sounds like you need a slide adjustment of some sort

Thank you JimOneil. It is in the shop at Camping World but I am not sure I have a lot of confidence in their ability to fix it based on the responses from so far. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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Thanks Cariley, I will take a look at these videos. I appreciate you sending these along.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:09 PM   #10
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Have had our 3051 about 6 weeks but had activated the slide at least 2 dozen
times. We have also put on about 3,600 miles. It is fluid in and out so far. And, it certainly does not drift out while traveling. Considering the mass of the slide that would be scary.

Would really like to know your outcome once successful. I tend to hold my
breathe every time I activate that monster.
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