Lately I have noticed a grinding noise associated with a considerable delay In movement when extending or retracting the main living room slide on our 2009 379xl.
After some thorough research and observation I came to the conclusion that the noise I was hearing is the threads of the hydraulic cylinder located between the jam nuts rubbing against the mounting plate as it traveled outward or inward. I also noticed that the jam nut locations looked off; considerably farther than the recommended 2 to 3 inches.
So not having the confidence to adjust them myself I took it and requested to have them adjusted. After getting her home today and extending the slide I noticed that noise was shorter in duration and the slide reacted much quicker.
After poking my head into the compartment i quickly noticed that I had a new problem! As you will see in the photo, my hydraulic cylinder is now considerably bowed when it extended.
I am assuming that it is extending to far and is bowing under the pressure.
Any ideas on the adjustments that need to be made?