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Old 06-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #11
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Here's the stop that was added, top right of picture. I already had one on each rail inside to stop it going out, but none on the outside prior to this one. I don't remember if they're supposed to be on the outside or not, but it fixed part of our problems.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:46 PM   #12
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What was the problem you were trying to correct? What do the stops do or prevent?
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #13
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Where your doesn't come in far enough, mine was pulling in tight enough to bend the T-moulding. The stop on the rail bumps the frame that the rail runs through containing the drive gear, thus controlling where it stops. the t-moulding will stop it, but not before putting a lot of pressure on them. I got another picture of that somewhere.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #14
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Once the top of the slide on the outside of the coach touches the sidewall the mechanism has to pull the bottom portion of the slide in and as it does this the whole slide assembly raise up until the bottom is flush with the outside of the sidewall.
Sorry about the run-on sentence.
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The slide will teter a little on the guides / rollers. Starts coming in, you'll see it tip inward about half way in, the you'll see the floor appear to lift up as it reaches the full retracted position, all that movement being normal. Once the upper flange tags the wall, bottom comes in which lifts the floor up a tad. You'll see this really good on a flush floor slide.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:08 PM   #16
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:51 PM   #17
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kittyskeeper, here are a few pictures that may help you out, provided this is the type slide you have. At least you can see how the above floor slide system looks before the box is on. Took some of these while at the factory. In the picture you can see the inner stop which can be set to stop the slide at the desired extension. I didn't look on down the line to see if they put stops on the outer side of the rail to control the retract stop point, however this is what was added to mine to keep it from pulling in too tight.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #18
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BigJohnD, Thanks for the pictures. I have one of these slide units on each slide not two.
I don't know if there are stops. I don't think so. It seems as the motor has to draw the bottom in to contact the sidewall, the motor unit binds up to the point that the safety ratchet kicks in to protect the motor unit. Then all the pressure and weight of the slide assembly sits up against the gears of the motor unit.
Why would the slide operation be designed to hold the weight of the whole slide up in the air to bounce down the road?

Thanks for your help.
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It doesn't bounce really once in snug. Just how it's designed. They'll actually hold quite a bit of weight and are designed to have passengers in the seats while retracted. I can sit in there and it doesn't budge, but mines snug against the outer wall. If its moving around or bouncing, something isn't right. The only time it should be moving around or unstable is during extension or retracting.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #20
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The slide doesn't move around at all. I just feel that the weight would be working on the mechanism as it went down the road. Seems I don't have to worry about it because it's working as design.

Thanks for the discussion .
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