Originally Posted by wdw0528
I have been noticing that the dining table slide in our Flagstaff 8528ikws seemed to be shifting slightly. Now it is so far to the rear that I am afraid to open it all the way. The window glass just barely passes by the wall in the rear while I have a large gap in the front.
Any self remedies or advice? Does it need to go to the shop?
Thanks in advance.
CENTERING THE SLIDES IN THE OPENING
After some lengthy trips, I noticed the slides were off center on all three of our slides. One needed to move 1/2" and two 1/4" to be centered. The seals were dragging on the close side. Going underneath on the open slides I found all the outer slide nuts on the slotted metal mounts were all loose. WOW, no washers and no lock washers. Our slides have through-the-frame power units.
SOLUTION: I spray painted the ends of the slotted metal mounts white. That gave me a reference mark when the slide is moved left or right.
My quick fix was to take a large BFH [ball peen hammer] and hit the slotted metal mounts in the direction I wanted it to move. The spouse added a push to help the movement. Make sure all the nuts are loose. I tightened a few nuts and ran the slides in and out a couple of times to verify the settings. Once good, I added washers and lock washers to all bolts going through the slotted metal mounts.