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Old 02-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #11
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You should definitely get bulletbob that information he requested. When he says he'll look into it, he really will. I met him at the XLR plant a couple months ago, he's a real good guy.
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:37 PM   #12
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Oh, I did. I've heard good things so I expect good results. Like I said, so far it's all been handled really well!
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:48 PM   #13
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Just looked at your pictures from the dealer. I can honestly say that I have not seen this on our units. From what I can see in the 3 pics they submitted, it appears as though the screws got pulled through the floor. We secure the floor with screws from the bottom up into the aluminum framing. If I had seen this issue on the shop floor I would say that someone stepped or jumped right on that edge. Is there any chance that you may have hit a large bump in the road or a curb or something that may have caused the furniture to bounce? Not saying that is what happened. It's just that I've not seen this and if it is something we've done wrong I need to get it back to the line.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:59 PM   #14
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Thanks for checking on it. It spent 90% of my time with it on a seasonal spot. We got it in May of 15. It left the campground three times and didn't go far. No large bumps or anything crazy in that time. I had it at home and then it's been at the dealer since early November. The tech said he thought it was stepping there too, but I just find it hard to see that happening. It's not a spot you can really step on, and we don't really use the camper with slides in at all. If I need to get in the kitchen with the slide in l go through the garage. It's wide open that way. So, I have no idea.

The tech said screws went in from above so that made sense. But if screws pulled through the wood, that would take some force for sure. The slide seemed to pivot funny going in and out, but I think that might be a result of, and not a cause of the separation. I ran my fingers under the wall and the screws were broken, actually. There was just a short stub under the aluminum.

Let's say it's not from any sort of impact or bounce, what else could cause it? I know sight unseen that's not easy to say. Like I said earlier my concern is other wall sides.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:12 PM   #15
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Same thing with my 2013 Rockwood ultra lite. Had just arrived at RV park in Palm Desert in early November. While setting up noticed light coming through all along the large slide where the wall meets the floor. There was 1/4" - 1/2" separation. I was not impressed. As in your case the screws that fastened the steel angle iron on the wall to the square aluminium floor tubing were either gone or just hanging loose. None were holding and the aluminium screw holes were enlarged to where they wouldn't hold a new screw. I spent the next three days on my back working on a fix. First I used a bottle jack to realign the floor. It had sagged at least an inch. Then I found some galvanized right angle brackets at Lowe's that are used as 2x6 joist hangers. I positioned six of these along the length of the slide out at even intervals, drilled new holes through the brackets into the steel angle iron and then from underneath into the aluminum tubing securing with new metal screws. In my opinion the floor / wall is stronger than when it left the factory. These particular units are built to be light weight not long lasting. Construction materials are sacrificed to achieve this. Although I don't expect any further issues with this particular problem, when we return home in April I will be selling this trailer and will replace it with one made of stronger components.
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Chuck I had the same thing happen to my slide not sure what the dealer did to fix it. I have one question for you did you install the right angle brackets on the inside or the outside? If you put them on the outside can they be seen from the outside and how do they not catch on something when you put the slide in?
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:51 PM   #16
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I have the same toy hauler as the op. People ride on my couch going down the road all the time is this not something i should be doing?
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:03 AM   #17
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he angle brackets are outside underneath the slide and can only be seen if you get down on your knees and look under. Although I haven't retracted the slide since the repair, I don't see any way they would catch on anything. I have some photos of my repair job but haven't figured out how to attach them to these threads. When I click on the 'insert image' icon I am prompted to enter a URL for the image. Maybe you can advise.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:10 AM   #18
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For what it's worth, my personal opinion regarding carrying passengers in a moving trailer of any kind is more of a safety / legal issue. Otherwise I would presume the weight shouldn't affect the slides when they are pulled in because the weight is really on the floor.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:13 AM   #19
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It's legal in wisconsin as long as you have 2 way communication
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:47 AM   #20
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Didn't know it was legal in some places. Anyway, with the slides in you shouldn't need to worry about the problem being discussed here. Good luck.
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