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Old 07-26-2016, 11:35 AM   #11
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Did you find out why the weight is not on all the rollers instead of 3
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:48 AM   #12
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Not yet but I will. Thinking of adding a flat aluminum plate under each roller to give a better surface for the rollers to ride on. I'm assuming where the wiper seal passed between it is why it isn't sitting on the roller.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:17 PM   #13
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So I've got the gear mechanism put back together and I pushed the slide back in by hand. I've also removed the interior trim facing from the bottom of the slide. There is at best 1/4" clearance between that trim and some very fragile linoleum. That gap will become much better than that very soon. Also with the trim removed I'm amazed at how this thing is built. All the weight is on the rollers when the slide is out. In my opinion there needs to be some sort of wheel on the front edge of this slide for when the slide is in and it's in transit. Also I will be purchasing some form of slide stabilizers to go from the slide to the ground when it is extended. No way can a 2x4 frame and some 3/4 osb hold the weight of this and my family.
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And I need to correct my statement about the rollers. 4 out of 5 of the outside rollers have weight on them. Also noticed once I got the trim removed there is another roller inside, under the slide. The weight has the floor bowed on each side of that "extra" roller. This roller is almost exactly in line with the roller that free spins. I'm gonna add 2 casters on each end of the slide. One under the dinette and one under the couch. The idea of a caster rolling over the linoleum isn't great but it beats replacing slide mechanisms and tearing the floor.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:25 PM   #15
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Got all the seals back on today so I could fully extend and fully retract the slide. After syncing the motors it appears to be doing as it should. The weight of the slide being in does slow the slide down a bit when it's nearly fully retracted. I think my casters will cure this. A little wear on the gear track as well but only on the end from where the slide goes in then the weight goes over the center point of the rollers if that makes sense.
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