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Old 05-31-2016, 08:35 AM   #11
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I read about the 5-10 second thing here a while back so I started doing that. I eventually succeeded in prying off the interior slide trim because it is the only thing providing resistance when the seals make contact. The trim attachment is much too weak to allow this. I see this as a basic design flaw that should be addressed by FR. When I took my unit to the dealer for warranty repair they removed the rubber seal that was attached to the trim (why?), re-nailed the trim on and advised me to stop the slide immediately when the sound changes.

When I got my MH back, I drove 3 inch screws @ 12-16" on each jamb trim using wood colored snap caps on the heads. This is much stronger than the wire finish nails they use. I also stuck on thick foam tape on the inside of the trim that makes contact with the wall seal. Nobody at the dealer would admit they took off the rubber seal.

Sometimes you just have to fix things yourself.
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Old 06-01-2016, 01:13 AM   #12
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Hoping someone can help me with a quick answer since our new Forester MBS has a wall slide stuck in "out" while checking it out in the storage lot! After reading this forum, I think I must have gotten motors out of sync since did not know to hold 5-10 sec and did start and stop a bit. Anything we can do to retract it?

The user guide and troubleshooting mannish are in the library, at the forum's home page under the Library link in the misc folder. How to resync and also manual override are covered.


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Old 06-02-2016, 01:41 AM   #13
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Manual, that is!


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Old 06-02-2016, 10:39 PM   #14
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Yup - figured that, MNtraveler!😜 thanks for the advice!
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:10 AM   #15
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Ours has the same problem but both slide motors are throwing faults. The dealership we have it at currently is puzzled as to why this is happening. We have a 2017 sunseeker mbs 2400ws. Had it a month so far and havent been able to use it. Dealer is working with forest river techs to find out why it has the faults. The slide goes in and out but also has that gap at the driver side bottom.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #16
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There is alot of stuff that i would consider desighn flaws with this model. Like those tire air valves. They didnt think anyone was going to need to put air in the tires. They should install the tireminder metal extenders at the factory. Afterall these things cost a fortune. And being an MBS I expected the top of the line. Seems like everything is as cheap as they could get away with. This will be my last one. We had a forest river wildwood 1998 5th wheel. Never had a problem with any of it. Slide out went in and out 1000 times and still worked great until we traded it in on this MBS. One of the reasons we picked forest river over other brands. Oh well live and learn.
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Old 06-09-2016, 07:28 AM   #17
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Just to clarify - the hold down to sync is for the W floor plan with swinteck motors. I understand that the S has a different motor configuration.

Please don't be confused about your dealer telling you not to do this or other operations. My dealer didn't tell me either. I learned from research with the manufacturer of the slides. It said failure to do this is the number one reason the slide gets out of alignment and causes additional damage. When in doubt on procedures go to the part manufacturer site or the provided documentation to find out info, Not your dealer.

Dealers can not be experts of every RV model. Especially the mbs based ones as it is a very small segment of sales for them. When my dealer did not know the seats swiveled around on my delivery inspection among many other things, I realized I may be more familiar with the attributes of the RV than they are and most of my education came from this forum. Maybe dealers should spend more time on the forums as well.


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Old 06-09-2016, 07:38 AM   #18
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There is alot of stuff that i would consider desighn flaws with this model. Like those tire air valves. They didnt think anyone was going to need to put air in the tires. They should install the tireminder metal extenders at the factory. Afterall these things cost a fortune. And being an MBS I expected the top of the line. Seems like everything is as cheap as they could get away with. This will be my last one. We had a forest river wildwood 1998 5th wheel. Never had a problem with any of it. Slide out went in and out 1000 times and still worked great until we traded it in on this MBS. One of the reasons we picked forest river over other brands. Oh well live and learn.

I feel your pain on the tire inflation. I have to hold one side of the valve with needle nose pliers to add air or it pushes back.

I just addded additional 2" extenders for the front wheels as they were too close in the hubcaps to screw on tire pressure monitors.

I understand that forest river is hitting a price point and starts with a base model but it is frustrating at quality of some items. My wife and I are very disappointed with the the plastic door interior panels on the sprinter cab. They are the same as a work vehicle.

I am investigating covering the door panels with matching vinyl/leather. A few touches like this in the front would take it to a "Mercedes" level you would expect.




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Old 06-09-2016, 01:27 PM   #19
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Smiley58, my husband agrees with you completely about the tires. He's really irritated with himself for not examining EveryThing more closely and assuming current standards were in place.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:50 PM   #20
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I've got a 2017 W coming in January. The one we saw on the lot in Dayton Ohio had Lippert slide motor/gear. I hope this is going to solve what I've been reading about. Praying this doesn't turn into a horror story as the wife will freak out !!
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