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Old 08-23-2015, 03:05 PM   #1
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Bolt under slideout cutting tire of 2013 Wildcat

We have a 2013 Wildcat 327CK fifth wheel. When my husband tried to put a tire cover on the front driver's side wheel, he discovered a bolt that was digging into the tire. We think the bolt is for adjusting the slide. There is a similar bolt on all the slide arms. This bolt & surrounding area is covered with rubber shavings from the tire & the head of the bolt is partially worn down. You can clearly see where it has been wearing away the tire & taking chunks out of the tread. Also noticed the brace that runs front to back the full length of the slide (behind the fender skirts) is separating at the weld. Don't know if the two problems are connected or not. We did have this slide adjusted at the factory shortly after we bought it. I'm surprised they did not notice that this bolt would damage the tire when the slideout is in for travel at that time. Appears to be a major safety issue. Has anyone else had this problem or know of any recall relating to this?


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Old 08-23-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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Pictures if possible would help.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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Need photos to respond to the weld issue ... one of my slide bolts was too long on my SOB ... I just replaced it with a shorter one. As long as you don't loosen the carriage bolts, nothing will move.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:00 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Here are some pics. My main concern is if anyone else had this problem & if there is or should be a recall. I know Forest River had a problem with getting recall info out to customers & this looks to me to be a serious safety hazard. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to check out mine in the AM.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:57 PM   #6
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Me too! Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 08-24-2015, 09:05 PM   #7
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Don't see why you can't just cut it off. You shouldn't have to, but it is easier than going to a dealer and dealing with them. Looks like you need to cut a couple of them off.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:08 PM   #8
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There are 4 bolts like this, but this is the only one near a tire. You are correct, cutting it off would solve the immediate problem. But if it's for adjusting the slide, cutting the head off might cause a problem at a later date. Plus there's the issue with the weld on the brace.
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Old 08-24-2015, 10:13 PM   #9
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Remove it and use a shorter bolt would be my first choice if possible.

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For others that are planning to check their rigs for a similar problem, just remember to check it with your slideout in & with your leveling jacks up.


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