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Old 03-15-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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What is this?

Looked under the large slide and saw the black material is worn off. What is this material? Why is my slide scraping it off? What can I do? it is past year warranty. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-15-2014, 09:07 PM   #2
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That doesn't look like Darco. Is that a Flagstaff or Rockwood fifthwheel? Got a wider view picture of the area? I'm guessing this is under a flush floor slide, which means something on the ramp is cutting it, ramp being the flush floor trough the slide drops into. Not sure how yours is configured, but ours has a teflon looking strip that the slide floor rides on when it comes in. My suggestion, for now anyway, is bump your slide in till it just comes up the ramp (4" or so in) where you can see if there is anything there (like a screw head) that could be causing the tear.

Off topic, you aren't that far from us if in Port Barre, LA.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #3
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It's a rockwood, I'll have to try and get a better pic in daylight. Yeah we live in port barre, Florine is a few hours away, but not that far. I'll try to check slide soon.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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OK. As long as that tear is not near the edge, and / or will not get wet, it's not going to affect a whole lot. But, there is definitely something that the floor rides on that is snagging it.

Actually we're in Pine Prairie (Crooked Creek Park). I just corrected that in my profile. We just have a shop in Florien.
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It's in the center of the slide front to back but about a foot from outside wall. I think it is in the camper when traveling. Will double check tomorrow. Yep that is not far at all, we camp a lot at chicot and some times crooked creek. Might go to chicot this weekend
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:52 PM   #6
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Hopefully you'll find something. That'll at least solve what caused it. Then on to fixing it may be a bigger challege. I won't be home till April 2nd, but we'll be at Crooked Creek until sometime in May. Never know, may cross paths somewhere. I'm sure you've passed right by the house we sold at the intersection of Hwy 13, 106 and CC parkway 1 mile north of Pine. Silver metal roof with a 20x50' shop by it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:36 PM   #7
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Looked at it, it seems the black is a paint like coating, it is rubbing on a plastic "guide?" Maybe the paint started chipping and only got worse. Might have to call RV place to see what that coating is.
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Guess I never looked REAL close at the underside of the Rockwood slides. If it's just a paint type coating, I'm sure it'd be easy to fix. I'm guessing if you got it local it was from Primeax's or maybe Berryland. Don't know anything about either one's service, but hoping they can answer the question as to what the stuff is and how it can be repaired. I'm not sure if he knows the answer, but I'd bet that user OldCoot might know. He's got a Flagstaff, but I believe that's pretty much the same thing with a different badge. Might send him a PM, or move this thread over to the Rockwood / Flagstaff section.
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Is that paint or a plastic sheeting of some kind? Could that be from a roller?Darco tape may cover it and hold up for awhile. I know far to well about Slide out /Underside wearing
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:11 AM   #10
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It's up paint like coating on the bottom of the slide that's chipping right on top of the Teflon block. But the Teflon block has no burrs or anything on it is fine I think is just a bad material. Thinking about putting on a good two coats of automotive paint and then putting on a coat of liquid graphite so we can slide on that. We used some liquid graphite in our grain carts on the farm to help the grain slide.
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