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Old 04-20-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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slide rack checknuts

looking under today and I saw the checks nuts, opened they are against the angle, closed and they are a few inches away. Why is this???
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:15 PM   #2
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The check nuts are what extends your slide and the self locking end nut is what retracts the slide. The 2 nuts push and the single nut pulls against the steel bracket to extend and retract the slide. There is typically 2 of these actuators per slide. These nuts are where the adjustements are made for in and out of your slide. All is normal.
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I would wire brush the threads and spray some lithium grease on them to keep them from rusting. You might need to adjust them sometime in the future.
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I understand the reason they are installed, but why a gap when closed and why would lippert want them to slide in the hole when opening, or closing?? does not make sense for them to do this. just tighten the check nuts up against the angle would be my choice.. are anybody else like this or did forest river forget??
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If you look at the rust marks, it looks like the angle was against the locknut at one time. Try running one of the nuts up against so the bracket is against the locknut. Leave the other nut where it is so you know where to return the nut if it doesn't work. IF, it works, run the other nut up and lock it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:41 PM   #6
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I did run a check nut up against the bracket, noticed no difference. All 3 slides are set this way, just wondering if someone forgot to tighten them up against the bracket or lippert wants the actuator to slide in the hole of the bracket untill contact is made.
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If you would reference the installation and adjustment instructions it says there should be a 2 to 3 inch space as shown for your unit. Yours are correct as installed per the Lippert instructions. Do not tighten the end and inside nuts against the steel flange. A slide within the hole is apparently the way Lippert wants them to function. The actuators only extend and retract so far. You do not have an issue.
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Mine has a locknut, angle nut and another nut, can with threads. The can is what adjusts the "in" and the locknut on the outside is what controls the "out". which is what the Lippert video shows.

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Old 04-20-2014, 06:27 PM   #9
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Here ya go.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:36 PM   #10
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Here ya go.
thanks, this is what I wanted to know...
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