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Old 02-15-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Carpet on slides bunches up against kit island, etc.

Our new 2015 Salem Hemisphere 286RL has the carpet pieces on the slides that bunch up against the kitchen island when pulled in. This has to be a design flaw and I am not sure how it can be fixed or compensated for? I suspect there are quite a few others with similar condition. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
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Our new 2015 Salem Hemisphere 286RL has the carpet pieces on the slides that bunch up against the kitchen island when pulled in. This has to be a design flaw and I am not sure how it can be fixed or compensated for? I suspect there are quite a few others with similar condition. Any thoughts?
Does the carpet lay flat when the slides are extended?
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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Ours will bunch up on the island as well carpet. It will lay flat after a hour or two. It will take a little longer if its cold.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:34 PM   #4
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Same here...
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:03 PM   #5
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Mine stick up when in. Lay flat when out. Guess better than the other way around.
"compensated for" He He.
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2016 Silverback 33IK ... does the same thing. I don't especially like it, but aside from magically making the slide shallower or making the island sink narrower ... I don't see a fix. The island is already built with a base narrower than the cabinet itself. It seems to lay flat after a few hours once the slide is out.
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Exclamation Carpet is Trip Hazard

Yes, besides being a trip hazard and looking ugly, it is just not done right. Forest River certainly should have designed this to work correctly for all of us. I am wondering if a smaller width carpet would work in this application?

Might need to get Forest River involved in corrective/preventive actions on this vexing issue!!

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The carpet will eventually lay back down - especially if you walk it down and straighten it out some, but I wonder what it is going to look like after a few years of this? Seems like this is an aggravation we shouldn't have to deal with. So much for standing outside with the jazzy remote and closing up the slides if you have to be in trying to guide them into place, huh? Thanks.
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I have the same issue; I just live with it.
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I have the same issue; I just live with it.
Not quite the worst thing is it.
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