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Old 09-14-2013, 09:35 PM   #11
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Sorry for the late reply. I was having some login issues. After 3 weeks of sitting at the dealer....and waiting for warranty authorization from FR...it was determined the support screws were sheared from the top of the floor. The dealer had to redrill new holes and secure from the bottom up from underneath outside of the trailer. I noticed prior to delivery...different dealer..that the floor on the right lower side of slideout was separated from the support beam while slideout was in. Was told not an issue as the slideout lifts up when in and lowers when fully extended and is supported. Wrong..it was determined that the slideout floor must of been walked on after slideout was inside the trailer prior to delivery. FR is aware of this issue. Warning to all Salem owners. Do not step on the slideout floor when slideout is in. If you notice either side is separated from support beam on the floor while slideout is in. Get it fixed.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:54 AM   #12
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Thanks for the update. Glad " for the rest of us " to hear that it was more human caused and not a manufacturing defect. And they got you fixed up rather painlessly. Already had heard through this forum not to walk on slides while in. On most slides I would think that to be the case.
One more item that is manufactured to just made barely to be used as intended on all camper now days. The Old Weight vs Cost vs Profit formula ....
Hope you have no more problems and lots of Happy Camping Days ahead.
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:36 PM   #13
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slide floor

I do not remember any warning in the paperwork or during walkthrough for my trailor. My street is too narrow for me to extend the slide while loading for a trip and am forced to step on the front edge of floor to put things into the cabinets above sofa. We have actually sat at the dinette table(taking a break)with the slide in. Hope we have not damaged anything. Will check next time I can. Thanks for the warning.
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