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Old 02-28-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Slide Problems

I have a 2005 Georgetown 325S with one large sofa/booth seat slide. I have noticed that the part of slide floor by the booth seat (midship towards the rear drivers side) is now sagging when the slide is in, probably from sitting in the seat with the slide in. When u slide out the seat and floor falls into place and everthing is tight. I do not have any leaks but just concerned about it, has anyone had this problem and if I just leave it alone will it create a worse problem? Any info is greatly appreciated! Thanks ---- Marvin
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:03 PM   #2
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As long as you don't have leaks I would not worry about it.. Trying to fix it to look perfect might open a costly can of worms.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response Polkatronron, let me clarify that I'm not worried how it looks but when it slides in it falls about 1-1/2 inches and sliding out it falls back into place which makes the bottom corner of the slide by the rear driver wheel go in & out of the corner molding on the exterior. But like I said there is no apparent leaks yet, other than that I am very pleased with my 325S which has operated flawlessly!
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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Ok you might want to talk to Forest River...a good contact there is Mike Burns.. mburns@forestriverinc.com
He is good about giving advice and knows the product well.
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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I accidentally stepped on our slide floor when it was in, and I can say that I would NEVER sit down there. There is no support for the floor when retracted, and I can't imagine it would be good for it.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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I'm confused! Our 280DS has a slide with a couch & dinette so it's probably about the same size as the one discussed in this thread. Are the couch & dinette not supposed to be used with the slide in? There are seat belts on the couch and one bench of the dinette. Nothing was said about not using it with the slide in but I didn't ask! Why would there be seat belts in it if it wasn't supposed to be used when retracted?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:31 AM   #7
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Thanks Polkatronron I e-mailed Mike yesterday and awaiting a response. In response to KarenS144 I was told and know of others who were told that because slide outs come up off the floor when retracted they can only hold so much weight, so just for that reason "just don't sit on the sofa, booth dinette". My family and myself are average as far as weight so that is not the issue. We use our Georgetown a lot and besides camping during travel we stop and sometimes use these seats while the slide is retracted. I have a plan to put more support on these pressure points so I will wait to hear from Forest River to clarify what to do or not?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:32 PM   #8
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Gotta side with KarenS144 on this one. How can Forest River explain having seat belts in positions that no one is supposed to sit in while the slide is retracted?
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:12 PM   #9
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"How can Forest River explain having seat belts in positions that no one is supposed to sit in while the slide is retracted?"
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Possibly required by law?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #10
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I totally agree with all of you that if the seat belts are there it is intended to sit in! I was told by my dealer and the other 2 people mentioned earlier were told by different dealers that the seats are not made to sit in while the vehicle is moving because of weight issues with the slide retracted (two different brands of class A's). Regardless, we use our seats with slide retracted or not and I am waiting for the Mr. Burns (factory guy) to respond how re-strenthen the support for the floor on the slide so it does'nt get worse! I Agree and thanks for your responses
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