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Old 04-19-2016, 06:39 AM   #1
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360ibl kitchen slide problem

Hey all... just picked up our 2016 Chapparal 360ibl last Saturday. I was (or so I thought) super careful doing our PDI, but somehow I missed what I think is a problem with the kitchen slide out (farthest rear slide on drivers side).

What first tipped me off was a deep scratch on the floor about 4" long in front of the couch... parallel to the couch. I was unable to feel b or see anything on the underside of the slide out in this area. I then went outside to check the underside of the slide out and found the black tarp like material was all torn up on bottom of the slide out, in about a 6" strip.

I am gonna take it back and have the dealer look at it, but has anyone else had any problems like this?
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:15 AM   #2
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No, not at all. Sounds like it wasn't assembled correctly.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:32 AM   #3
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I wonder if one of the rollers came off the slide, glad you caught it
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Old 04-19-2016, 01:35 PM   #4
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My thought too seadog.... I just hope they fix it and don't give me a hard time
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Old 04-20-2016, 04:55 PM   #5
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Sanibel with same issue

Was surprised to see your issue exactly as ours presented itself. We had a scratch and right next to it, a gouge in the flooring in front of the couch on the first slide out of our 2015, and twice since then.

They have repaired the flooring all 3 times. Just recently had it done again. Seems to be an issue with the pressure from the slide moving in and out. First time they pulled the couch out, pulled the panel and filed the screws they thought were rubbing. It scratched the same spot again. Now they blame it on the heavy 8 cubic ft refrigerator that the manufacturer says is causing issues on other units as well. Going to provide us with some slides to use to help it. Don't know if this helps or not. We are still in the process.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #6
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Wow... interesting stuff LEhart! I sure hope they find a fix for this! Has it been repaired 3 times in 2 yrs under warranty or have they extended warranty on it since it is a repeating problem?

Anyone else with this floor plan and the 8 cuft fridge seeing this issue?
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Hey shorthorn,

The trailer is still under a two year warranty and yes they have fixed it all three times. We cringe every time we put the slide out. They said that we would get some kind of gliders to put down to help the slide come in smoother. Haven't got them yet as this was just a week ago.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:36 PM   #8
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We've had our 2015 Chaparral 360IBL for a year and 3 months now and haven't had this problem. I'm just trying to envision this. I imagine a teeter-totter (showing my age here). When one side is heavier than the other, it LIFTS the other side, not makes it heavier for it to make a gouge in front of the couch. Unless the whole frame of the slide is bending in the middle? Let us know how it goes in case we do start having this problem.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:56 AM   #9
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18 months with ours as well and no issues with the slides and leaving marks. Clearly an issue somewhere with it as it is obviously not normal.
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Old 04-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #10
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So last night we camped in the driveway because of the kids being in midst of baseball season... I ran the furnace and was getting next to no heat in the living room while the bedrooms were hot.... guess the dealer gets another call Monday...
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