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Old 07-13-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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Accuslide slideout moving while driving

i sprayed the slide seals on all 4 sides on a new fr3 30ds. After doing so and drawing in the couch/kitchen table slide, while driving down the road the slide appears to be moving front of rv to back of rv when hitting big bumps. The cables all seem to be fine with proper tension, but i believe the rollers under the slideout got sprayed too and now are slick to the point that the whole slideout is slipping making a fairly loud noise when it moves. You can feel the vibration on the rv floor as you watch the slideout move front of rv to back back of rv ( about a 1/2 in max) all while hearing what appears the weight of the slideout bearing onto the white rollers "sideways".

i did my best to clean up that appropriate spray off of all non wiper sealing gaskets and all rollers underneath in hopes of creating more friction. im going to let it dry overnight and ill update tomorrow.

Does anybody know what that white powder is on the white rollers? Baby powder or something to give it a bit of grip to keep it from sliding sideways across the rollers?
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:47 AM   #2
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Not sure, I have 25000 hard driving miles and have lubricated seals and rollers several times and never noticed any movement.
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:05 AM   #3
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thanks for replying. i just spoke with Tim at Bal Norcoind and he doesnt think its roller related. there is a seperate tracking roller he wants to be checked, i believe its side mounted. he wants to make sure cables are pulling level and brackets are mounted correctly. to be continued...
he also told me to meausure the outside of slide to mounting brackets, not siding or flashing for proper accuracy. makes sense.
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:30 AM   #4
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I use 303 on my slide seals. I've never thought of doing anything to the white wheels. Should I be giving em a shot of WD40 or something?
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Old 07-20-2016, 06:42 AM   #5
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man, i wouldnt touch the white rollers. just got notice from kocal rv dealer they see nothing wrong mechanically with the system itself,and it still made noise. they are going to add a thin rubber layer to underside of slide so that when the slide retracts back in, the roller ( the one closest to the driver) will literally bear and rest on hopefully making it not want to slide the slide front to back.

im actually going to buy talcum powder and put a light coatingunder the slide so the rollers can pick it up. that is ine thing i saw that i regret cleaning off before this issue started happening. coincidence ir not, not yet sure.

there have not been much chatter on the web about accuslide slides having this noise issue while travelling. Thor rv's have had issues, but that was a different style of slude i believe ( no cables).

lastly, others have shimed the rollers with wood so they sit higher putting more pressure under the slide lifting it up more. that may be an option, although the rubber would accomplish the same effect i believe.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:20 AM   #6
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We are talking about the accuslide with cables, am I correct? If I'm correct the problem could be just that your cables and chain came out of adjustment, I'm attaching a manual for them and how to adjust them. I don't really think the rollers have anything to do with it, I have one slide like that. I had to adjust my cables, hope we are talking about the same slide out. If not just disregard. hope this helps.
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yea makes sense if there was not enough pressure holding it in, thst would sllow shifting while traveling. all cables are taught, not too tight, not too soft. WD, one thing i noticed was when the slide was all the way extracted, one side was about 1/2 longer than the other side. wonder if that is enough to cause this issue. also to note, the whole slide appeared shifted towards the front of the rv, the tracker roller wheels that are on each end, the one closest to the front is marked up pretty bad from the wheel hitting the screw heads on the slide. Bal Norco Accuslide said that shouldnt be a big concern for me however. they wiuld like the slide centered if at all possible.

i question the rv service centers ability to fix this, since they told me they looked it over and all appears fine.
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yes ty for offering the manual. that is the same one from the website. a good youtube vid good help me thru this ( they dont have one yet), but i should be able to work my way checking it out. any advice, tips WD?
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yes ty for offering the manual. that is the same one from the website. a good youtube vid good help me thru this ( they dont have one yet), but i should be able to work my way checking it out. any advice, tips WD?
I don't like the roller hitting screw heads for one you might be able to countersink the heads the roller would then be fine. Important is the slack that you will find on one side of the chain. One side will be tight and one side you will find has some slack in it. If it's your forward chain you can adjust that. If you press down on the chain and get more then a 1/4" drop, you could tighten that. One chain will slack once it is out on one side when it comes in the other side will then slacken, this is normal I would check the forward chain if you are moving back and forth horizontally. Hope that helps you a little. I can't believe they told you it slipping on your rollers. If you can center it before you make the adjustments. Also make small adjustments and count your turns incase you need to go back..... PS: On the cables extended push down on them should have no more the about 3/8" depression, those are also adjustable...
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I'm going through my slides right now on our 30DS. I adjusted the cables when the slide was all the way out (manual said 1" total travel in cable) and then I moved the slide all the way in and adjust it the same. Hard to reach over a 3ft slide to adjust the nuts, but I think we got our issue resolved. I had to pull the trim off as well as the 1/4 fascia board that is pin-nailed on to gain access to the adjustment nuts.
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