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Old 03-05-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Slide-out Alignment

We purchased our 2014 36CKTS in late October and drove it to Florida for the month of November and had a wonderful time. The trailer pulls extremely well (Ford 250 diesel longbox). The only major problem was the foot valve on the Dometic toilet blew up so we dried camped for 3 days until it was replaced. (I will be carrying a spare in the future.

My concern is the left-side slide-out (door side) does not seem to be squared properly in the opening. There is less space between the slide-out and trailer wall on one side compared to the other, so much so that the outer weather stripping is not making full contact with the slide-out on one side.
Has any one else had this issue?

This is a list of the warranty issues

Stove Top Grill- chipped
Chair- chip on rail
Night Blind at Front Door defective
Floor- cut 3" into dark square by table and by vent
Kitchen Tap- noisy
Dometic Fridge fan- noisy and constant

Living Room
Right Drawer off square-won't stay shut during travel
Couch-wire under fold out bed fell off

Toilet Valve Crack-replaced
Shower-collects a lot of water- tilted forward

Closet door- not lined up on right side to slide into grove
Electrical wires under bed get caught when slide goes out
Window clip (closet side) defective

Propane Compartment- trim fell off
Cap- scratch on left side facing cap
Screen Door- 2 cracks/lock not lined up
Front Compartment-key latch does not touch frame and cannot be locked

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #3
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Gosh, what a list! Sorry. For what they cost, you expect better quality. Are these all things that happened after you picked it up or is this your list from your walk through? I am going to copy your list and check these things when we pick our CC 36ckts up.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:35 PM   #4
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If your saying that one end of your slide is not fully retracting or not fully extending and you have a Lippert system the adjustements are made via 3 hex nuts on the hydraulic actuators. 2 nuts control the extend and 1 nut controls the retract. 2 actuators are used (1 on each end of the slide room). It's a very easy adjustment once gaining access to the actuator. Of course, if you don't have a lippert system?
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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This might help? Basicly, the 2 nuts adjust the out and the 1 self locking nut adjusts the in.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:12 PM   #6
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Dometic Fridge fan are noisy mine is too.
Living Room could be a easy fix
Shower-collects a lot of water- tilted forward.. Level / dont tilt
Bedroom...Again adjustments can be made. Wires need addressed. Here again should be a simple fix.
Propane Compartment- trim fell off--
Cap- scratch on left side facing cap--- that sucks can you wax it out?
Screen Door- 2 cracks/lock not lined up--- cracks?? new door?
Front Compartment-key latch does not touch frame and cannot be locked. adjustment could fix that.
Have slide adjusted, I too had this issue.
Sounds like most of the flaws can be fixed without to much of a problem. Hope you were not expecting near perfect. This is typical or the norm
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:45 PM   #7
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Give your dealer a call and have the list ready when you take it back.

Calling my dealer tomorrow because of a slide issue and will take it back on Sat.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:19 PM   #8
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Easy to adjust with a little help from someone. Wipers obviously need to touch all the way around. Ours is not perfect by no means, but it works, and doesn't leak. I thought about adjusting a few of ours, until I looked close at some of the clearances inside. Slide fascia dodges a few things by 1/8" on the living room slide. Figured I'd leave well enough alone.

On the rest of the list, none of it is a shocker. I've fixed about that many items on ours, and let the dealer fix some of the more major items. After the last few motorhomes, I'm used to fixing crap. When buying now, I just expect the worst, and hope for the best. Seems every one we've owned after our last Sunnybrook product (Pre-Winnebago Ind), has had it's share of issues. Guess we had beginners luck with the first 4 as they didn't have hardly any issues at all. Near perfect. Just not the way it is any more.
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We will definitely lower our expectations when we pick up our CC 36ckts. The factory is very busy right now. We were told 8 to 10 weeks. So they could really be rushing to get them out the door.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #10
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We have owned 4 Cedar Creeks and none had the list of issues you have. Our present 2013 CKTS is the best so far. Little things come up but I've fixed most myself. I've heard and witnessed horror stories about other brands and some very high end units. Your dealer should fix/repair your issues.

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