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Old 04-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Slide Gaps at Bottom

I am bringing in our Crusader for some minor warranty work and I was told by the PDI inspector it was normal, however this gap in the slide keeps bothering me. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? It is most pernounced on the curb side front.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:08 AM   #2
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It seems pretty normal but it is also easy for them to get it to close up tighter.

There are cans underneath the slide you put a wrench on to adjust it. You can get it to pulled in more. Why it is there have them bring it in some..

I did this on my 290rlt in the drive way, It was simple, the shop should not even think twice about it.


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Old 04-16-2015, 11:19 AM   #3
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I can't really tell by the photo, but if the seal isn't touching the main side of your RV above the tin skirting, you'll have a wet carpet while traveling in the rain. If that's the case ... the PDI guy was blowing smoke.
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I can't really tell by the photo, but if the seal isn't touching the main side of your RV above the tin skirting, you'll have a wet carpet while traveling in the rain. If that's the case ... the PDI guy was blowing smoke.

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Seems like an obvious quality control issue, and I Have some of them in my new 2015 Roo 23IKSS, so maybe they need new QC folks in FR


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not normal, get it fixed.
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simple adjustment for your dealer to make, or you if ya know how.

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It seems pretty normal but it is also easy for them to get it to close up tighter.

There are cans underneath the slide you put a wrench on to adjust it. You can get it to pulled in more. Why it is there have them bring it in some..

I did this on my 290rlt in the drive way, It was simple, the shop should not even think twice about it.


Good luck

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Yes the cans underneath will adjust the slide. But if its tight on one side and gap is on the other dont you have to more then just adjust the can?

After looking at the 2 pics, is the one with a gap a Schwintek system? If so it may be a different animal to close the gap.
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:58 PM   #8
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Yours needs adjustment.
This is not a Schwintek setup but a Lippert slide using an electric linear actuator.

I had the same issue with the same slide but at the rear side of the room. I did a little research and found a lippert YouTube video showing how to adjust the mechanism. I adjusted mine in my driveway and it fits like it should now.

FYI - you will never get the wheel fender to line up exactly. This is the one disappointment I have regarding fit and finish on these models.


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simple adjustment for your dealer to make, or you if ya know how.

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It seems pretty normal but it is also easy for them to get it to close up tighter.

There are cans underneath the slide you put a wrench on to adjust it. You can get it to pulled in more. Why it is there have them bring it in some..

I did this on my 290rlt in the drive way, It was simple, the shop should not even think twice about it.


Good luck

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Yes the cans underneath will adjust the slide. But if its tight on one side and gap is on the other dont you have to more then just adjust the can?

After looking at the 2 pics, is the one with a gap a Schwintek system? If so it may be a different animal to close the gap.



Just as a follow up. On my 290RLT there are two cans, you can move the side that sticks out more in, but I chose to move the side that closed tighter out, so when they pulled in there was more travel and both ended up even.

I still think the dealer should adjust it.

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Old 04-28-2015, 11:43 AM   #10
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Dropped it off with the dealer and it's 1 of the many items they are addressing. We will see how it is when I pick it up on Thursday.
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