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Old 03-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #11
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BTW, I mentioned the other brands for 2 friends, 2010 Canyon Star by Newmar bought brand new & 2004 HR Vacationer bought in '07. When this issue came up with my slide these two people told me that their dealers told them they should not sit on the sofa or booth seat with slide retracted because the floor does'nt have much support.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:34 PM   #12
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mcgrosjr, the only thing I can suggest is to measure the space between the slide floor and your camper floor, then make a long shim to put under the slide when it is retracted. You simply must support the slide floor, otherwise you will likely damage it.
Just don't forget to pull the shim out before you extend the slide, as it may get caught and rip up your flooring.
There isn't much else you can do, as the edge of the slide floor is in the middle of your camper when retracted.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #13
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I just checked the slides on our 280DS and the larger one rolls in & out on 5 double rollers. The smaller one for the bed has 3.

I can't see where either of our slides lift to come in or drop when they're out. From rereading Mcgrosjr's posts, I got the idea that his drops down... maybe...and then raises to come in? I could be reading it wrong. Ours seems to roll straight out and is pulled straight in with no variation in the level.

I've stepped on the slide with it retracted and don't feel any give to the floor. I just can't imagine that the dinette & couch aren't supposed to be used with the slide in especially when there are seat belts in it!

I'm very interested in what FR says about it.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #14
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Yes, my slide lifts up when it is all the way retracted because the slide itself moves on top of the rollers that are stationary on walls edge. This leaves the whole slide floor on the rollers by the wall & everything else is just sort of hanging (bout an inch over the stationary floor) on the interior with hardly any support, it seems your 2011 take care of this problem. I think I will put together a carpeted shim as suggested above to take care of the problem no matter what FR says. Anyway, did'nt want to make this too complicated but will keep the blog posted! Also I responded to your satellite ques because I hook to the rear cable for sat box & it works fine, hope it works for you. Enjoy Your Georgetown!
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:54 AM   #15
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Well, got the reply from Forest River on suggestions for my slide issues. They said that I can re-secure the floor from the inside of the booth seat like it was manufactured with other suggestions. They also said "I might suggest that you don't sit in the dinette booth's unless the slide is extended fully to the outward position". My earlier post in this thread explain the problems of the slide issue on my 2005 325S, so if yours is the same beware! It also seem from an earlier post that the newest models may have taken care of this issue, not sure. Happy Travels!
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #16
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Dash will be very disappointed if he can't lay on the sofa while we're traveling. After all, that's what the sofa's for
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:54 PM   #17
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Mcgrosjr>

That's just bizarre! Someone sure dropped the engineering slide rule on that day. I'm sorry you have to deal with the poor design and hope you can get it reinforced and usable without a lot of effort.

Dashonthedash>

We've got 2 boxers that would be very upset if they couldn't use the couch while we're on the road. The furkids have to be comfy!
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:20 PM   #18
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Has anyone mentioned this on www.rv.net ??
Good news to get out ... Who knew !?!
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #19
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Well I made a shim out of a 1x3x6 with a 2 1/2 x 6' piece of prefinished beveled molding on top to push it under the slide booth seat and the same kind of molding on facial to make it look factory! We already used the m-home twice and with the shim in it keeps the slide tight and no movement, perfect. Just another something on the to do list before leaving or getting to our destination. Thanks to all the suggestions on this thread as another problem is solved! Happy Camping! Marvin
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #20
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It sounds like I have to do the same thing. When mine comes in, it lifts about an inch or so off the floor.
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