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Old 09-16-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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front slideout track makes awful noise when driving

the front motor area of my full wall slide makes an almost continuous rubbing sound as i travel down the road. the slide works fine going in and out. When in, and driving, it makes an awful sound that is very annoying. The rear slide track does not make any sound.

Anyone know what might be going on? I'm on the road now and need a solution before i lose my mind.

thank you!
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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Is the awful noise a scrape, bump, etc?
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:18 PM   #3
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it's a rubbing sound. like two parts moving against each other. kind of high pitched.
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definitely road bump related but quiet only on the smoothest of roads.
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Old 09-16-2015, 04:35 PM   #5
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Make sure nothing is pinched in along the edges.
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I was told that was a normal squeak and rub by my dealers service repair managers as I took both of them for a ride at the same time, it's that little extra that FR provides that others don't
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:42 PM   #7
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That is my worst nightmare!

Coincident to Joshua's response (thank you), this side of the slide does not fully deploy the weatherstrip. I have to do it by hand. If other things are pinched in the seals i don't have the tools to see them.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #8
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Ok...this may be off target per this discussion, but our 24R had a lot of chassis creaking and at least one time, the front track of the slide did not retract all the way. I also noticed a lot of upper chassis sway and bounce while driving down the road. The 24R uses the Daimler 3500 chassis, and I noticed that there was at least 6" between the axle and the upper bumper. I have used Timbren axle bumpers before, which bring the upper chassis down to contact the axle, providing a large amount of reduction in sway and independent movement from the axle. After installing a set, I was amazed at the improved cornering, and a strong sense that the axle and the upper chassis were moving in concert. Most notably, though, and in reference to your problem, the amount of creaking of fiberglass flexing was almost completely eliminated. I would consider it a major handling/driving improvement.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #9
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the front motor area of my full wall slide makes an almost continuous rubbing sound as i travel down the road. the slide works fine going in and out. When in, and driving, it makes an awful sound that is very annoying. The rear slide track does not make any sound.

Anyone know what might be going on? I'm on the road now and need a solution before i lose my mind.

thank you!
My 2014 3051s always made a creeking noise from the front motor area on rough roads but right after having the front slide gear tower bracket replaced we went on a trip and I thought I was going to go mad from the noise it was making. I bought a can of slide seal spray and sprayed the crap out of the seals and in behind of them, it almost took all the noise away. The new sound was like something rubbing together. It also would be worst on left hand turns when the MH body would twist. I now spray the seals inside and out every three to four days when we are out on the road and its bearable.
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Where are you spraying I did the slide motor maintenance but haven't sprayed my slide have never sprayed a slide but this will probably my first
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