Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
Main slide out

Hello I have a tracer 3200bht the kitchen and bunk slide outs run perfect smooth but the main dinette and couch slides jumps a little or hops when coming in or out. I know this slide is a different setup with the cables and some sort of chain drive but is this normal??

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 + Prime Time Tracer 3200BHT
Dexter82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 18
Hi, I have a tracer 3150BHD. I recently had an issue with a cable coming off my dinette and couch slide.
I'm not a mechanic by any means but what I learned in fixing this is fixing a cable is not that hard.
Try to watch your slide chain and cables as someone else extends and retracts the may need adjusting.
This may help//

good luck!

Tracer 3150 BHD
Silverado 1500 Crew
2damcold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
Site Team
Platokidd's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Home of the National League Central Champs
Posts: 5,503
I had a tracer 2670
Just some things I found with my cable slide out.
1. The dinette was screwed through the floor and the screws went to the outside. The screws would catch on the wear bar and gouge it up. Check under the slide outside for screws sticking though.

2. The wood floor would catch on the wear bar when retracting the slide. This made a popping sound and splintered of the wood of the floor. Lift the carpet and look to see if wood is flaking or chipping off.

3. I had my tracer for 10 months and had my cables adjusted a few times when in for service to prevent / stop the wood sub floor from catching the wear bar.
Never did stop the wood from chipping off. But my dealer said the cables need to be adjusted often.

4 It could just be the wipers and seals are popping when opening and closing the slide. This would be normal.

Lets us know how it works out.
Next year is here - GO CUBS- 4 more WINS to go
2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 CHEVY 2500HD Silverado Z71
2016- 89 nights of camping
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 09:21 AM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 18
Well after much ado...I replaced the switch, reattached a cable that had come off the slide pull system, and all seemed well in the driveway.
Once at the joy.
Brought the camper home AGAIN and after great difficulty got the slide extended to look at the motor only to discover that two wires had melted their insulation when the motor overheated and were now making contact.
I fixed this and so far have had no further issues.
I am installing an inline fuse (40 amp) to hopefully negate this issue in the future and perhaps prevent a fire. I say this because the wires heated to the point that the switch became hot. To me not a safe thing to happen.
Tracer 3150 BHD
Silverado 1500 Crew
2damcold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
RollingDownTheHighway's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 545
I have the same model and mine does when it starts and then slides in/out smooth. Our back room slide did it the first few times we used it and now its slides smooth.
2013 Prime Time Tracer 3200BHT
2016 GMC Crew Cab Duramax All Terrain
Ribs in the smoker and Whiskey in hand
RollingDownTheHighway is offline   Reply With Quote

slide, slide out

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.