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Old 05-27-2018, 04:03 PM   #1
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Slide tore up floor

Brought the living room slide in and it proceeded to tear the vinyl flooring beginning at the front of the slide's rear edge.
I can't see what caused this until I remove the sofa and take up the carpeting. However, it appears to be hitting the floor with a small point, as if a nail had worked through.
I'm betting I'm not the first owner to experience this, right? What happened? Why, after 4 years of flawless operation, did my slide mangle my floor?
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:04 AM   #2
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It could be a nail but my bet would be something was dropped on the floor and got under the slide. I think I would run the slide out at least part way (which usually allows for some up and down movement of the box) and then using something like a coat hanger with a hook on the end fish back under that part of the slide to see if something is under there. Pulling the couch and pulling up the carpet will only expose the top of the slide box floor.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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...my bet would be something was dropped on the floor and got under the slide.
The more I thought about it, I came to the same conclusion. The trailer is on a storage lot, but the next time I go check on it I'll take along a coat hanger and go fishing.
Now I need to get a piece of the original flooring to cut a paste a patch.
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The more I thought about it, I came to the same conclusion. The trailer is on a storage lot, but the next time I go check on it I'll take along a coat hanger and go fishing.
Now I need to get a piece of the original flooring to cut a paste a patch.
closet maybe? The same floor in mine is in the outside storage. Could remove and put something else back in there.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:49 PM   #5
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I have the same issue. Turns out there was a block of wood (meant as the part that slides on the vinyl floor), which was fastened under the slide with a wood screw. Somehow, this worked fine for a few months and then it didnt. Ripped the vinyl floor.

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Old 05-30-2018, 01:10 PM   #6
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It might be fixable. A FRF member recommends a company called Fibrenew (or something like that):

Repairing Vinyl Flooring
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:19 PM   #7
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It could be a nail but my bet would be something was dropped on the floor and got under the slide. I think I would run the slide out at least part way (which usually allows for some up and down movement of the box) and then using something like a coat hanger with a hook on the end fish back under that part of the slide to see if something is under there. Pulling the couch and pulling up the carpet will only expose the top of the slide box floor.
Update: Nothing caught under the slide. The culprit IS the slide. The rear corner of the box is 3/4" lower than the front corner and drags across the floor once it is halfway in.
It will be easy to repair the floor, but how the hell did the slide box get all catty-wumpus? And how to fix?
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Wow 3/4 on an inch is allot. Slides don't normally come in level they tilt so the actual difference may be somewhat less. depending on the slide, you may have adjustments at the outer end of the rails. Remember what you do to one side effects the other side. On mine I used a floor jack and wood under the slide floor to support it when I lifted the box a little and made small adjustments 1/4 inch at a time until I got it right
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:11 PM   #9
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On mine I used a floor jack and wood under the slide floor to support it when I lifted the box a little and made small adjustments 1/4 inch at a time until I got it right
What exactly did you adjust?
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On my slide where the rails attach to the outer portion of the box box underneath the floor there are clamping bolts and a vertical adjusting bolt on each side with locking nut.
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