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Old 06-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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2013 Sunseeker 2860DS Slides

Sorry I posted this in the wrong place, so I'm reporting.

My slides are out further at the bottom then at the top by an inch and a half or more. So when the slide comes in, the top contact the sidewall first the the bottom continues in til the motor ratchets. That lays inch and a half make the whole slide lift up in the air till the bottom of the slide on the outside contacts the sidewall. The weight of the slide is on the mechanism while traveling.

My question is, is this normal? My dealer says yes. It looks stupid from the outside.

Thanks for any comment.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Did you try running the slide all the way out and then back in again? I had the same problem last weekend in our 3010DS. The first time I brought the slide in the top was up against the RV but the bottom was out about a inch or so so I ran it back out all the way and brought in back in and bottom had only a slight gap of about 1/4 inch or so. It was not perfect but I figured I could live with that.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Both slides have done this since delivery. They have been run in and out many times and it's always the same. I'm worry about the raising of the whole slide up a couple inches when they are in.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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Ours acts as yours ( on retract the top hits first and bottom a bit later, but seals all the way around) and I too was assured that it is normal. We have recently returned from a 3 month trip during which we used the slides daily with no problems; so they might be right
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Let me chime in, I too have the 2860 and my slides act the same as yours, so I assume it's normal. On another note, the outside kitchens have a large door, when mine is raised up, there is a bow in it. When I put it back down, I have to push both ends to lock them in place. Is yours the same?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #6
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No, our kitchen door is straight and closes very nice.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #7
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My slides are just the Opposite, When in the closed position the top is still about a inch and a half from touching the coach the bottom is only about a quarter of an inch out. The dealer said that was okay. When I look at the slides on the other RVs they fit flush from top to bottom andContact on all four sides. I have not noticed if there is a bow in my kitchen door when open, however I do have to push hard on both sides to get the locks to close.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:06 PM   #8
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All the other new units on the dealers lot are straight and parallel to the side wall.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #9
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All the other new units on the dealers lot are straight and parallel to the side wall.
Make sure you're comparing apples to apples. Different slide makers will behave differently from each other. On my fifth wheel, I have 4 slides and 3 different slide designs.

If you're looking at other units on the lot - make sure they're the same slide mechanism/design as yours.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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It is not normal. Should be a fairly even gap. I'm assuming you're referring to a LCI above floor slide, which is like the one I've had problems with. Sometimes, but not all the time, there is a stop mounted on one or both of the slide rails. It secures with an Allen screw and is just a small tab. I had them add one to mine as it had none and pulled in too tight. Might check and see if you have one. If so, easy to adjust. It is normal for the top to tag first, but the bottom should pull up snug too. I can post pictures of the tab of you'd like.
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