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Old 10-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #11
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gljurczyk: just to make sure I understand correctly..when you say to open the slide just till it starts to lift...do you mean that the slide will be open very little and most work will be done from inside? It looked to me like I would open it "almost" all the way, stopping it just before the slide seems to drop into place. That seemed to give the best access to be able slide the plastic edge from the inside and have space above the plastic glide that is attached to the floor.
I get what you mean about the 45 degree cut in the plastic strip, so know that it has to be put in place from the inside out.
The slide has to be in the up position (rocked back) It is a bear to get it in because of the trim. If you wait until next week I'll tell you how they exactly installed it. They are going to do it Tuesday. I will get back to you...
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:45 AM   #12
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gljurczyk: just to make sure I understand correctly..when you say to open the slide just till it starts to lift...do you mean that the slide will be open very little and most work will be done from inside? It looked to me like I would open it "almost" all the way, stopping it just before the slide seems to drop into place. That seemed to give the best access to be able slide the plastic edge from the inside and have space above the plastic glide that is attached to the floor.
I get what you mean about the 45 degree cut in the plastic strip, so know that it has to be put in place from the inside out.
Wfd, They replaced the plastic with the stainless steel. They had to jack the side up to get them in place. They would still need to do that with the plastic. It's not the cost of plastic glide strip it's the labor to do it at $90.00 per hr. is what my dealer charges. I have 4 brand new ones I paid 46.00 for from FR. If you want them I'll sell them to you and you pay shipping. Pm me if you want them. But I also suggest that you get some made out of 18ga. Stainless and end your problem.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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Wfd, They replaced the plastic with the stainless steel. They had to jack the side up to get them in place. They would still need to do that with the plastic. It's not the cost of plastic glide strip it's the labor to do it at $90.00 per hr. is what my dealer charges. I have 4 brand new ones I paid 46.00 for from FR. If you want them I'll sell them to you and you pay shipping. Pm me if you want them. But I also suggest that you get some made out of 18ga. Stainless and end your problem.
Are you able to post a picture of these strips with the slide out? How wide are they?
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #14
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Are you able to post a picture of these strips with the slide out? How wide are they?
They are 3" wide the same exact ones that they put on all rockwoods and I think Flagstaff. There is a post with a picture of both on line. I'll try and find the post and get back to you.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:46 PM   #15
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here it is under Plastic slide strips Date 10/08/2014 has picture attached I tried to include in this post that I copied but it didn't work.
I have gotten tired of replacing glide strips on my unit. FR did make a change they now use a 2 glue strip or 2 sided tape. Before they just stapled them to the bottom of the slide floor. The staples move and get caught as they work out and rip the plastic strip. Also as the slide moves in and out below the side metal strip that overs the outside edge cuts the plastic like a box knife that can let water in contact with the wood floor before it will break apart. Every year this happens to at least 2 of them. So I bought 4 from FR to replace them all. Then I decided to take it a local metal fab. and had stainless steel made. They made an exact copy. I have to take it in to have them put on but I hope this will end my yearly trip and expense to have them repaired. I'll let you know how it works out or if it can be done but I don't see a reason why it will not work. I got the Idea from the member in Australia that had it done 2 years ago, and said his problem is now gone .
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Thanks for getting back. The reason I asked is because my Wildcat doesn't have any and I'm seeing now a little fray of the fabric in one corner. I'm thinkin of duplicating your strips out of some .125" stainless I got laying around. Can't hurt.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:40 PM   #17
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Was going do the same thing but out of aluminum, but my friend that works at fab shop said his boss tried to do the same and his motor burned up on slide.


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Old 11-02-2014, 10:57 PM   #18
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Was going do the same thing but out of aluminum, but my friend that works at fab shop said his boss tried to do the same and his motor burned up on slide.


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Old 11-03-2014, 04:40 AM   #19
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Was going do the same thing but out of aluminum, but my friend that works at fab shop said his boss tried to do the same and his motor burned up on slide.


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I don't doubt that he has said that, but I kinda find it hard to Believe that they burnt his motor up unless his slide wasn't adjusted correctly. The side picks up as it comes in and go's out the only place barely touches is over the neoprene bar. It sure couldn't be from weight and in fact the stainless is slicker going across then the plastic. If you use alum. you going to get black on your carpets. On the inside I put down slide slickers but even that isn't necessary. I here no strain at all and work the same as plastic but better protection. I have 4 new plastic ones for sale $46.00 what I paid FR for them....Haven't had a problem yet and must have ran it in and out 50 times. Also trevor from Australia did the same thing 2 years ago out of stainless and his motors are just find. but when the slide comes in the weight sits on the plastic and cracks them let alone the staples getting caught and ripping them. Look at your bar you will see what the drag is doing to them. hope this helps.
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Old 11-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #20
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When I was looking for slide wear strips I looked at many units at shows and dealers.
At that time the Rockwoods used a thin flimsy wear strip and was not a good choice, for me anyway.
The double sided tape needs to be watched close. One of mine strips has started to pull / give way from the darco. Think possibly from being open all the time at the seasonal camp site.
The plastic wear strips I have in combo with 303 aerospace are very slick.
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