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Old 09-20-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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Bolts breaking on slideout Rockwood 8293SS

We have been having nothing but trouble with the bolts on the slideout breaking no matter if you are sliding it in or out. Has anyone else had problems or any suggestions? Everything seems to be in lined up. Nothing seems to be on bind or anything like that.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:18 PM   #2
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Here you go.



http://rocky06fs.forumco.com/topic~TOPIC_ID~680.asp

If your unit is pre 2008, this fix will apply. I have not had a problem since I applied the fix.

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Old 09-20-2009, 09:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info but I was unable to open that link.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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The link is now correct and tested.

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Old 09-21-2009, 12:23 AM   #5
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You need to buy some hardened bolts for this not stainless but hardened bolts this will fix the problem.By a few extra to keep in the camper just in case . Also make sure you`re not out of alignment when you install these new bolts
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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John did both ends break off? Ihave broke both ends at the motor and at the gear end
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
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I only had one bolt acturally break. The other bolts were bent and would have eventually broken.

The key here is to take all the slack out of the connection between the round shafts and the square tubes. Using the 1 3/4 inch long bolts also helps, because the threaded area of the bolt is no longer in the stress area.

My factory supplied bolt that broke was a grade 8, so grade 8 bolts by themselves are not a fix.

What year is your trailer? The slide mech was changed to a completely different vendor (dexter) sometime in the 2008 model year.

I also found that the in stops for my slide were not adjusted correctly, this caused the end seals on the slide to be overly crushed toward the bottom of the slide. I don't know how much this had to do with the bolt shearing issue, but M-Tec, the slide mech manufacturer says to check it relative to this problem.

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Old 09-22-2009, 02:53 AM   #8
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When you retract or extend your slide do not let it go click click click that is very hard on it ,stop when you hear it start to bog down
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