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Old 07-17-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Slide out shifted out of alignment

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.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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A few pictures of the problem and of the bottom of the slide would help.
There are adjustments, but you may have a problem that requires repair.
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:26 PM   #3
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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.
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Is it a Schwintek/Lippert system? Go to YouTube and search for LippertUniversity. Watch videos to learn how to reset and/or adjust, it looks pretty easy. If you don't open and close these fully they get out of sync.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:37 AM   #4
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I did look at videos and made an adjustment that helped in one uneven part but the horizontal is the one I cannot do.

I talked to the Lippert rep who said what I described is very unusual and may require a lot of muscle to move.

For now we have the slide in and have elected to not use it.


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I am (hopefully) attaching two pics that show the gap difference between the front (3 inches) and the back (3/4 inch).

The back is now so close I am afraid the window will catch on the wall when moving in or out.

In Dawson City now and may get to a shop when we can.

Thanks for input guys!
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:24 AM   #5
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I did look at videos and made an adjustment that helped in one uneven part but the horizontal is the one I cannot do.

I talked to the Lippert rep who said what I described is very unusual and may require a lot of muscle to move.

For now we have the slide in and have elected to not use it.

I am (hopefully) attaching two pics that show the gap difference between the front (3 inches) and the back (3/4 inch).

The back is now so close I am afraid the window will catch on the wall when moving in or out.

In Dawson City now and may get to a shop when we can.

Thanks for input guys!
Interesting. If you are able to find out what caused it to move to one side, please let us know. On the 3 inch gap side I'm assuming that its not even contacting the motor?
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:40 AM   #6
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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.
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I'll attach the fix for your problem, you will see the vertical and horizontal fix for your slide, You might be able to move it by yourself, or with a little more help. Piease read page #9 I have done this. You could use like a pry bar as they state. Something came lose to cause your problem Horizontal is easier then vertical, on vertical you have to make sure you turn the nuts on both sides the same # or you get really screwed up, TRUST me I know.. PS: Not for you but a site team member, maybe you can put this in our FRF library.
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Before I started jacking around on the room, I'd try to figure out why it moved that much. It could just be loose bolts from the build, but it could be loose or broken brackets on the mechanism.
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Before I started jacking around on the room, I'd try to figure out why it moved that much. It could just be loose bolts from the build, but it could be loose or broken brackets on the mechanism.
This is true, but once you see the slide extended because it has to be, it pretty easy to see if you broke something, this isn't rocket science. I would give the person the credit of examination first. Example he could have broke the sprocket. But you still have to look to see what could have caused it. Not very many moving parts at all. If his dealer has idiots like mine working there, he's better off reading the manual and watching the Lippert Video. I can't count the number of times my bolts worked loose. I say this because my dealer has 6 mechanics, but FR only requires one to go to class....
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Thanks for all the input guys!
Update - I was/am not confident enough "yet" to start jacking it around . We have been in Alaska and we just decided to not use that slide for the remainder of the trip.

Question - since we are traveling across country anyhow, would it make sense to visit Lippert or Forest River in Indiana? Do they make repairs?
Anyone ever done something like that?

FYI - no warranty as we purchased a used camper.

Appreciate any thoughts on this or how to schedule a visit.
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You need to call your division, you can find the phone# in the FRF library. They can get you in at the factory.

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