Originally Posted by Nancy Golden
In April 2009 our 2004 37 FLQS (front living area) Cedar Creek 5th wheel slipped off the hitch hitting the bed of our truck. Damage to the front cap was repaired, however, since that incident we have had noticed a problem with closure of the right front slide. When retracted the bottom closes, however; there is a 4-6 inch gap at the top. When extended the left front slide will not seal properly.
We have contacted the slide manufacturer who says there is no adjustment to correct this problem. We have taken the rig back to the body shop who has inspected the frame for weld breaks, etc. and can find no obvious problem.
Question: Has anyone out there had a similar problem? What was the cause? What was done to correct it? What advice can you offer?
Thanks in advance for your help.
to the FRF. Sorry to hear about your problem. I have a travel trailer and the slide out has an electric motor. My rig has been in the shop 3 or 4 times with different issues with the slide out. There is a possibility that when the rig slipped and hit the truck it could have twisted the slide out or knock it out of alignment in some way. I am going to suggest to look at a few things that i had noticed when my problems started.
#1. Listen to the movement of the slide out, Does the slide out sound like it is straining to move when you open or close it and do you hear any dragging or scraping noises?
#2. Do you have carpet in front of the slide, if so does it look like there are deep impressions on the surface of the carpet once the slide out open?
#3. While the slide out is open go out side and look under the slide out exterior part of the bottom of the floor, there maybe a black material like covering on the bottom do you see any score marks?
#4. With the slide out open go to the out side and pull the rubber seal back and check to see if the slide out side walls are equal distance apart from the primary wall of the camper on both sides.
#5. When you open the slide out does the floor to the slide out drop down and meet the primary floor to the camper evenly all the way across?
#6. Inspect the drive rails, motor mounts and drive gears to see if any thing came loose, missing bolts or bent. This stuff is on the out side of the camper under the slide out. While operating the slide out have someone out side watching as the slide out move from under to see whats happening if anything.
This is the best i can do at this time, other members may chime in with there suggestions. Hope you find the problem....