Originally Posted by another_newfie
Picked up my unit from the dealer on Saturday morning. According to my dealer they found the sharp edge that was tearing the fabric on my slide.
I've attached before and after pictures which show that the tear was repaired with fabric tape. After only one trip and a few full run of the slide I can feel the tape wearing already though.
Also I've attached a picture which shows wear on the opposite edge of the same slide.
It appears I had 2 seperate issues. The first being the sharp edge (or screwhead) that was causing the tear. I am confident that is fixed. The second is general wear, which I do not believe has been fixed. The dealer informed me they adjusted the slide to try and fix the wear. I think this might be a fix, but likely only if the slide is carefully adjusted. Perhaps even someone with more experience.
Not sure, but suffice to say the unit will be making another trip back to my dealer in the future.
The first picture shows the tear, which is on the door side of the kitchen slide. The second picture shows the dealer repair. The last picture shows the opposite (rear side) of the kitchen slide, showing wear.
Okay, I been thinking about this for awhile.
Its a Band-aid and ban-aids need to be changed to stop infections.
1. why only tape on one side and not both? They can see the back side is wearing too.
2. That tape (darco tape) is the same stuff my dealer put on when I started this thread. IMO it will not last!
It will fray and wear but at a much slower rate then the fabric, mine is.
My tape look like yours after it was done. Here is a pic of what it looked like after a few trips.
My unit is at the dealers now and there going to be talking to prime time.
Im thinking tape on the slide ends will be part of routine maintenance from here out.
Hope it works but I would keep a close eye on it
Still think the a some sort wear strip that wraps around the corner of the slide would be good.