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Old 08-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #31
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Mine is the same way, the first time I pulled the carpet back I was shocked how thin it was, but then I got to thinking no way could that 1/8th inch floor support anything. Pull the slide in a few inches, then reach under with your fingers and feel under the floor, you will see(more like feel) it is dadoed out (planed thinner) the last inch to make the floor sit more flush with the main floor. the actual slide floor is probably 1/2 inch thick except the last inch that you can see. I'm not saying the floor should be thicker than 1/2 (I think it should be 3/4), but it is thicker than what you think.

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:02 PM   #32
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I'll check it out tonight when I head back out there. It didn't look like it had been planed or anything on the one side, it looked the same as the top. Part that got me was the serviceman being able to bend it up flat from underneath the trailer... no stability there at all. 1/2" wouldn't flex like that.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:26 PM   #33
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My slide is the same, 1/4" on the end, but it bevels back to almost a inch. With the couch & table on the slide it does flex a little when I walk on it.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:05 PM   #34
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Mine is the same way, the first time I pulled the carpet back I was shocked how thin it was, but then I got to thinking no way could that 1/8th inch floor support anything. Pull the slide in a few inches, then reach under with your fingers and feel under the floor, you will see(more like feel) it is dadoed out (planed thinner) the last inch to make the floor sit more flush with the main floor. the actual slide floor is probably 1/2 inch thick except the last inch that you can see. I'm not saying the floor should be thicker than 1/2 (I think it should be 3/4), but it is thicker than what you think.

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Good point. i would take a look
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #35
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Who is the dealership you purchased your trailer from? The reason I am asking is that there is a company in Ont. that have dealerships all across Ont and as far west as Man. and also into the Atlantic provinces. They are well known for poor after sale's service.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #36
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Just checked, my slide floors are at least 3/4" and are beveled at the front.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:59 PM   #37
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Checked both living room slide floors and both are beveled for a flush floor when opened. Mine are plywood, definitely not OSB. I have worked with both and know the difference. I am thinking it is the same 5/8" plywood used as the bottom layer of flooring in my front bath/bedroom over the hitch.
That being said, OSB does have more flex than a comparable thickness of plywood. OSB is strong but not known for being rigid over long unsupported spans.
It seems to me the best repair would be a new assembled slide sent from Forest River.
Please keep us informed.

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Old 08-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #38
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I can see some flex, but we sit crooked at the table, definite lean, sagging more than 2" in middle. They have told me that if it needs to be repaired it will have to go in and the whole tip out be taken out and floor rebuilt. Waiting to hear.
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I didn't mean to imply that since OSB has some flex, your situation is normal or should be expected. Just the opposite. I think unsupported OSB is not a particularly good choice as a slide out floor. But, it is what it is, and apparently does work in most cases.
My point was this situation would be best handled at the factory level. I have a good dealer with a good service dept. But, I would definitely be more comfortable with having this, and all other issues, handled where it was built.
I would like to monitor your progress in this matter and I am sure many others are interested as well. I realize you are probably both frustrated and busy, but please, keep us informed when you can.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #40
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Ttrost, is yours the OSB board or plywood?
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