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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Super Slide separating at floor

I need advice everyone. Last weekend when I retracted the living room superslide on my Flagstaff 831RLBSS, it made more creaking noises than usual. On the end of the slide nearest the rear of the trailer, the wall is separating from the floor. The other end (towards the front of the trailer) seems to be alright.

I extended the slide back out just a hair and it seems to close the gap back up, then pulled it back in and the wall separated again. I am not going to dare extend it all the way back out, until I know what's causing this...and/or I have to take it to the dealer.

Can anyone please tell me their opinion on what's causing this?

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Old 02-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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Oh my that is horrible!! I hope someone here can help but sure looks like something torqued!
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Oh my that is horrible!! I hope someone here can help but sure looks like something torqued!
Without really see it I would say that it came out of adjustment and level. In other words one side would have dropped down. If you are still in warranty take to the dealer. If not Lippard who made the slide has 4 bolts to readjust it. I had to raise my right end about 3/4
of an inch. I also think that their is a video on u tube that shows you how to do it. You want it as level as possible. I think RVCHICK is correct, if it is not level it will cause it to be torqued. Also it was a little hard to see but did you have a pen between the floor of the TT and the bottom of the slide?.......
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Looks like the stops to keep the slide from being run in too far are out of adj alowing the slide to press too hard against the top of the slide while still pulling it in at the bottom.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #5
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If I'm understanding this correctly, the floor of the slide has separated from the slide's sidewall...looks like the screws pulled out. Is the camper still under warranty?

If it's not under warranty and you need to fix yourself, I'd get all the weight off the slide floor at the end (the sofa?) and bump the slide out a bit at a time and drive new, longer screws through the floor up into the wall.

You can also check the Lippert Componenets site for slide adjustments if the slide room if out of adjustment.

Any chance that there any water getting in that floor/sidewall area that would have caused the screws to pull out?

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Old 02-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. It gives me something to go on, and I'll try to research about the slide adjustments.

It's not under warranty anymore, so it's out of MY pocket ....which is why I want to try and understand the problem, as well as see if it's something I want to try and fix myself.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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I'm not making any conclusion about the slide out of adjustment. The superslide on our sits about 1" off the floor when it's all the way in...that's normal. I'm trying to understand why the screws stripped out. Any chance that you put weight on the elevated leading edge of the floor when the slide was in?

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Also from the looks of the 1 screw we can see in the pic (if it is the screw), it's about 1/4 long enough to hold the wall to the floor. I know it's different but a bunch of us a few years ago with the ROO 23SS had issues with the outside wall pulling away from the floor. It seemed the screws were way too short and then put in at an angle so they bearly caught the floor boards. Might just be a need for aome longer screws put in properly. When we fixed our issues we used regular 3" deck screws.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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Last year we experienced a similar problem when the floor separated from the side wall of our 2009 23SS. The problem was corrected at the factory, so I not sure how they corrected the problem.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #10
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The wall/floor seperation could be caused by the rocking motion of the trailer and slide when travelling if the slide locks are not used at the top of the slides. Just a thought....
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