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Old 08-16-2015, 08:55 AM   #21
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Please post the resolution so we all may learn. I especially as I have a 2014 3170 with only one roller visible. It is near the rear. Thank you.


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Old 08-22-2015, 11:35 PM   #22
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No resolution as of yet. Took to CW in Calera, AL. The pics show the cracks in the underside of the large slide. The black lines are each cracks 2 to 4 inches long. The screws at the bottom of the frame on each end are also pulling out when the slide is extended.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:07 AM   #23
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That screw looked exactly like the one I had that kept backing out haven't got my RV Back yet but I think replaced with rivet
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:24 PM   #24
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That screw looked exactly like the one I had that kept backing out haven't got my RV Back yet but I think replaced with rivet
Shop manager said it was not too uncommon. Told me of an instance where it actually popped the head off the screw. Ours "pushed out" the bottom three screws on both the forward and rear end of the unit. The caulking around the seal pulled away from the siding. Shop manager siad they had put aluminum were the cracks afre showing.

We had the unit for ~1 year no mechanical issues. Really pleased. Hope this is a minor set-back covered by FR. We are within 1 week of the purchase date.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:33 PM   #25
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Attachment 86684Attachment 86685 looks similar mine is about a month from end of warranty had no problems with slide other than what you see so far
looks exactly same. Did you develop cracks under the bottom of slide?
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:51 PM   #27
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To be honest I have not looked carried mine in for a bunch of small repairs I am kind of picky so they have had it most all summer but should pick up next week have trip planned to outer banks then mountains of nc but if I find cracks FR will hear about it for sure have you looked at the front of your headliner to see if it is hanging down an inch or so I haven't seen one yet that's not I have mentioned it twice on forum but apparently nobody is looking that close like me not checking bottom of slide but I have to lay down to see under the slide can't turn neck or look up very well broke neck in two places in 1998 hasn't worked well since
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:10 PM   #28
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No resolution as of yet. Took to CW in Calera, AL. The pics show the cracks in the underside of the large slide. The black lines are each cracks 2 to 4 inches long. The screws at the bottom of the frame on each end are also pulling out when the slide is extended.

I just noticed your pictures of the cracks under your slide. I have a 2015 3010 with a crack under my kitchen slide. I posted them on here a little while ago and bclemens said it looked like I probably had something stuck under it and that caused it. Sorry to say there is no room under there to have anything jam up. When looking under mine when it's completely in you can see a thick metal structure that is maybe a 1/4" below the slide and I wonder if while driving if it's possible that it can hit it. I've sent pictures several times to the dealer and have not heard back from them. I'll post a picture here.Click image for larger version

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Wondering if anyone had looked at the three track slide system that Thor uses on there coaches with large slides sure looks neater and tighter on exterior
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:12 PM   #30
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Resolved!

Ok, I have a resolution to my original posted problem. Apparently the tracks (top and bottom) in the rear were a little dirty. They brushed them out and then applied silicon lube and the slide went out with no issues. Wow! It doesn't take much for this system to stop working.

To get to this resolution the following was performed:
- Checked for error codes, none
- Checked overall alignment, checked out
- Checked rollers, ok
- Checked voltage, ok
- Removed awning and slide out went out without issues so it was determined there was a little drag somewhere and they found the tracks needed lube.

I found that the Lippert people suggest using CRC Power Lube so I'll start using that on a regular basis.
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