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Old 08-21-2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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Slide Problems

Anyone experience slide out problems? Today I was bringing my living room slide in and noticed the right side wasn't moving at first. I went back out and tried it again. Same thing. A little crunching sound and finally it came in with great difficulty. Only problem is the bottom right is still out about 1". The other three corners are tight in. I'm hesitant to try it again because we're about to head home which is 1500 miles. I'd rather get home and to the dealer if there is something serious. I'm not sure how the slides are constructed but it almost seems like the slide slipped off a roller or something. It's like the whole "box" is off center.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:35 PM   #2
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:52 PM   #3
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If it is like mine. the outside screws at the lower bottom that holds the frame in have worked out a little and allowing the that edge to kick out to the outside and the slide is bottoming out on the inside and causing drag as it is coming in The gears is grinding because of the out of alignment stress being put on it. When taking the slide out, there is not the same type of stress being put on the wall assembly. To help get the slide in more easily and to have a better alignment, have someone on the outside gently push the slide in at that area and the all side/corners should be snug to the seals. Look at the screws on the outside beside the slide where the framing is. do any of them look 'backed out'? The weight of the slide is 'stripping' the screws through the metal. More and larger screws will need to be installed. Have your dealer or an RV shop look it over and give advice on repair.
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Thanks all for the comments. I think my best bet is to leave it closed as it is and head home. If I try to do something I'm afraid I may not get it closed again. I'll report on what I learn once the dealer has a chance to look at it.
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agreed, I had a similar issue if you indeed have a Lippert slide (see saga of the slide below) and had to have major surgery at the shop to fix. Fortunately, it can be fixed, and the slide works great now, they are just very close tolerance to work right. (again Lippert, other brands, your mileage will vary in tolerances and such)
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agreed, I had a similar issue if you indeed have a Lippert slide (see saga of the slide below) and had to have major surgery at the shop to fix. Fortunately, it can be fixed, and the slide works great now, they are just very close tolerance to work right. (again Lippert, other brands, your mileage will vary in tolerances and such)
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Thanks fonzie. This is most helpful. Fortunetaly my dealer is great. I just called him with a heads up I'm coming home and what the problem is. He apologized for my trouble and promised to get right on it. I will report what happens later. Thanks again.
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It is normal for bottom right corner to stick out 1 inch. Our bedroom slide pulled to one side a little so I lubed track and seals and it's fine now. Not saying this is what you need but should be done every 3 months or so but your large slide corner is normal
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It is normal for bottom right corner to stick out 1 inch. Our bedroom slide pulled to one side a little so I lubed track and seals and it's fine now. Not saying this is what you need but should be done every 3 months or so but your large slide corner is normal
My large slide is the same.

Bedroom slide is noisy, need to get in there and get it lubed.

And mama wants an electrical outlet on HER side of the bed...

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