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Old 10-08-2014, 05:16 PM   #1
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Plastic slide strips

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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Old 10-08-2014, 05:27 PM   #2
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interesting.. To protect your flooring you might want to get some Slide Out Slicker.
The double side tape on mine has started to loose its hold. Dont think it likes the colder weather. Or, now that we are on a seasonal site and have the slides open for long periods of time.
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Just curious where are those strips located. If on the bottom of the slide I donot even have them.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:47 PM   #4
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Just curious where are those strips located. If on the bottom of the slide I donot even have them.
Yepperz, that's the place
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I will have to check with FR and see if they should be on all slides. I have a 2014 Prime Time LaCross 327RES and its not on any of the slides and there are three. I wonder if that is why my kitchen floor was torn earlier.
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I will have to check with FR and see if they should be on all slides. I have a 2014 Prime Time LaCross 327RES and its not on any of the slides and there are three. I wonder if that is why my kitchen floor was torn earlier.
Umm.....you might want to look this thread over.

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Thank You that is the same issue I am having.
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gljurczyk: I have a plastic strip cracked just as you say gljurczyk...the one in the fridge/oven slide towards the front...have examined it closely, and as you say, mine has no staples. I caulked the crack for now to keep moisture out, but now trailer is going into storage for the winter, so I will look to get replacements. Contacted a dealer and he tells me they only cost $8 and change....maybe thats why they crack so easily...cheap product.
Are they difficult to replace? looks like the metal strip facing the outside needs to come off first and also looks like the slide can't be fully extended so as to be able to slide it into place.
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gljurczyk: I have a plastic strip cracked just as you say gljurczyk...the one in the fridge/oven slide towards the front...have examined it closely, and as you say, mine has no staples. I caulked the crack for now to keep moisture out, but now trailer is going into storage for the winter, so I will look to get replacements. Contacted a dealer and he tells me they only cost $8 and change....maybe thats why they crack so easily...cheap product.
Are they difficult to replace? looks like the metal strip facing the outside needs to come off first and also looks like the slide can't be fully extended so as to be able to slide it into place.
You are correct, I have had this problem on day one. These slides are to heavy to be using plastic on them. I have had 2 a year replaced. I can't see how it can bind. You don't notice it until they fall apart. If you don't catch it in time, you stand the chance of ripping the bottom sweep and also the rubber in the corner that will start to leak. I thought about just taking them off and seal the side of the floor to protect it from a water. The reason I keep thinking they are breaking is that the white 1" outer strip that covers the top edge holding it tight but the plastic rips at that point of the 90 because of the 3" of plastic moving on the bottom and that creates the cuts then there is nothing holding it the bottom but staples or tape now then they get loose and once they catch it rips it to all hell. There just has to be a better way. I'll give this a shot. It the same thickness but it solid and won't give. On the bedroom slide I have the rollers, no strips at all, but a roller will not fit or work in that area. I can only try. I hate tiring to reinvent the wheel. But replacing them yearly is really not an option but a must being a pour design for the weight. I understand this might not work but it's not the cost of the plastic it's the cost of the labor to repair them. I will find out and let you know. I can only hope it works. You need to take the white outer strip off first, Then open it until it just lifts up inside then slip the strip on from inside to out because of the 45 degree cut on the edge inside that fits in the tray.
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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.
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