The last two times we have been camping, the rear slide would get caught,
And not want to retract. We would have to give it a upward push from the
outside, and then it would retract. I could not figure out where the problem was.
In preparation for our next trip, I had the slide deployed on Saturday.
I found a roller on the floor, and knew there was an issue. I looked under the gasket
on the curb side and was able to see that the caps that hold the roller spindle on were
The only way to access the roller with enough space to work on it is to remove the
top section of the interior trim. The corner rosettes pop off (brad nails), this allows
access to the screws that hold the corner blocks on. Once the blocks are removed, then
the center trim pops out (brad nails), allowing access to the screws that hold the trim base
on. Once that’s removed, I had to pull the roofing material loose that was stapled to the
board. The last part was to remove this board to gain access to the roller assembly.
I supported the slid from the outside and backed the set screw off (top center) to release the tension.
I then replaced the roller, using a bolt with a lock nut. I then reset the tension on the roller.
Here is what the unrepaired street side roller looks like. I checked it and it seemed to be OK.