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Old 11-12-2014, 02:27 AM   #1
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Slide Out Adjustment

I need to adjust my main slide in ward so it seals better I know there are 2 rams on this slide, the front one I can see but I have to adjust the rear one, however I can not see where to access it. Needs to be adjusted approx. 1/4 inch. Does anyone know how to gain access to this? I have the manual which shows how to adjust, but can access it.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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All I can tell you is I did mine from the outside.
Can't remember if I had to remove a plastic cover or not.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:10 AM   #3
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All I can tell you is I did mine from the outside.
Can't remember if I had to remove a plastic cover or not.
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Iggy did you have to adjust the same one I'm trying to do? If so did you just tighten the nyloc nut on the end of the rod inward which would make contact with the bracket sooner and allow a tighter seal when closed.
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Iggy did you have to adjust the same one I'm trying to do? If so did you just tighten the nyloc nut on the end of the rod inward which would make contact with the bracket sooner and allow a tighter seal when closed.
Yes, that is the correct adjustment to be made. Put the slide out to take pressure off the nut and adjust the nut inward the 1/4 inch you need. I had to hold the ram with vice grips to keep the ram from turning while adjusting the locknut.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #5
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Main Slide Adjustment - 2013 350 XL

Anyone adjusted their main slide on a 2013 350 XL? When closed, the slide is sealed tight at the front of the MH, but the corner to the rear of the MH is sticking out about 1".

Also, I occasionally get a serious rattle from the hydraulic arm contacting the floor behind the driver seat while driving; is there any adjustment to tighten that up?
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:56 AM   #6
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Iggy did you have to adjust the same one I'm trying to do? If so did you just tighten the nyloc nut on the end of the rod inward which would make contact with the bracket sooner and allow a tighter seal when closed.

Yes, I did the large kitchen slide.
I needed to have the slide a little more in when closed.
I evenly adjusted both outer nuts turning them in towards the center of the motorhome. Don't turn them more than 1/4 turn so not to pull in too far. That particular slide still sticks out a bit but the rubber gaskets seal well from rain was all I was worried about.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:01 AM   #7
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Anyone adjusted their main slide on a 2013 350 XL? When closed, the slide is sealed tight at the front of the MH, but the corner to the rear of the MH is sticking out about 1".

Also, I occasionally get a serious rattle from the hydraulic arm contacting the floor behind the driver seat while driving; is there any adjustment to tighten that up?
If it is not going in evenly as you said sounds like the rear piston adjustment needs to be shortened by turning in the outside nuts a small distance inward towards the center of the motorhome. As I said earlier make small 1/4 revolution adjustments. You may have to take it all the way out and in a few times. Make sure you are on shore power and the hydraulic tank is full 3/4" to 1" from the top when everything is up and in.
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Received a call from Forrest River and they said that the ram is accessible through the panel above the propane tank. The black material is just a fake floor and should be held in by some screws. I will check this out once it warms up here in Texas. Right now its only 27 degrees and windy, so not much is happening outside. As always thanks Iggy for the information and hope one day we can cross paths.. I will post outcome of panel if that's the case....
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Received a call from Forrest River and they said that the ram is accessible through the panel above the propane tank. The black material is just a fake floor and should be held in by some screws. I will check this out once it warms up here in Texas. Right now its only 27 degrees and windy, so not much is happening outside. As always thanks Iggy for the information and hope one day we can cross paths.. I will post outcome of panel if that's the case....

Bring your rig to me and I will do it for you.
Here in Phoenix we have blue sky's with 80 degrees with a slight wind.
It's a cold winter.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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where is the S W Dessert is you plot of land? May surprise you, I wanted to go AZ this winter but the wife won and we are going to Destin area for the winter. Hope to leave around 1 Dec and back to Texas around march time frame. Then up to Goshen in August.
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