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Old 04-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Slide Pantry

Has anyone had problems with the full slide pantry. There are a set of drawer glides on the side and one slide at the very top to keep it from hanging low when it is all the way out. All the bearings on the top glide are falling out and the glide appears to be disconnected. It supports nothing!!

It is in the shop now for this repair, but the parts need to be ordered.

This sure seems to be a poor design. Has anyone added another set of drawer glides to help support the pantry ?
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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Has anyone had problems with the full slide pantry. There are a set of drawer glides on the side and one slide at the very top to keep it from hanging low when it is all the way out. All the bearings on the top glide are falling out and the glide appears to be disconnected. It supports nothing!!

It is in the shop now for this repair, but the parts need to be ordered.

This sure seems to be a poor design. Has anyone added another set of drawer glides to help support the pantry ?
Reading thru this forum sure show these Foresters seem to have their problems right out of the factory. We just ordered a new 3171DS, thinking they were the better built units in their class. What model do you have?
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:47 PM   #3
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We have a 2015 3051S. We love it, but have had a couple of small problems. The pantry comes in two sections, which makes it much lighter and practical. I guess they learn from their mistakes, but I have to live with their mistake.
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:52 PM   #4
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Bengai, It's been stated on these forums before, but in any forum, the majority of things that you'll see are the problems, people aren't as quick to post "hey, my unit is perfect...just thought I'd mention it" Plus, just like the news we tend to navigate to the bad news.

We have lots of units in the field and I see a very small percentage of issues.

If we had lots of issues and unhappy customers, I would probably not be here in the open helping. I would be hiding. Or finding a new place of employment.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:13 PM   #5
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BClemins, I am one of those that is very positive about my Forester, just trying to make things better. I saw the newer model and would love to have the pantry in two pieces rather than the one large pantry slide. I was only asking if some one may have a fix for this issue. But we do love our Forester. Do you think an extra set of drawer glides would work and do you think I could make this happen
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Bengai, It's been stated on these forums before, but in any forum, the majority of things that you'll see are the problems, people aren't as quick to post "hey, my unit is perfect...just thought I'd mention it" Plus, just like the news we tend to navigate to the bad news.

We have lots of units in the field and I see a very small percentage of issues.

If we had lots of issues and unhappy customers, I would probably not be here in the open helping. I would be hiding. Or finding a new place of employment.
Guess it's like any RV or automobile. Don't want one built on Monday or Friday, as the old saying goes. When ours comes in, I hope to post all the good things about our unit. Thx Brian.
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We had a problem with our pantry on our shake out trip to Florida and back. It would not slide back in, so hung out by about 1/3rd. We used a bungee for the 2 week trip and put it in for warranty repair.
We have a 2015 but it is the one piece pantry.
We really like the rv and these minor issues are not a big problem in the big picture.
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BClemins, I am one of those that is very positive about my Forester, just trying to make things better. I saw the newer model and would love to have the pantry in two pieces rather than the one large pantry slide. I was only asking if some one may have a fix for this issue. But we do love our Forester. Do you think an extra set of drawer glides would work and do you think I could make this happen
No worries 5hfarms, just noting because they had posted concern on a couple of threads with some issues. Not pointing out your post specifically.

I'd have to look to see what we're doing now. I know the design has changed slightly from the original. The guides we're using and location. Maybe Josh will be nice enough to post a pic of the current design if he reads this and I forget.

We'll figure out a way to make it right.
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Guess it's like any RV or automobile. Don't want one built on Monday or Friday, as the old saying goes. When ours comes in, I hope to post all the good things about our unit. Thx Brian.
That's why we don't work on Monday or Friday
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Thanks BClemins Any help would be appreciated. Our dealer is trying to help, but short of them adding the drawer glides themselves they are at a lost. I thought it may be something I could do myself.
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