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Old 04-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #1
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wildcat 327CK living room slide issues

We bought our CK back in September and love the layout, it is actually the perfect camper for us. BUT we have had many issues out of the main slides ever since we bought it. the two opposing slides seem to clash, the curb side slide seems to work great but the slide that has the kitchen and "L" shaped sofa has a hard time. It has never lined up right from purchase, the dealer was able to get it almost right but it was still off kilter a little at the back.

This past weekend I found the little white strip under the slide had came loose (this is the plastic ramp that the slide rides up on the first few inches when coming in) it was actually hanging under the slide. I removed it thinking that if the slide did come in that it would drag the ground, (there was only one screw holding it in, it came from the factory with one in each end) so now I have to jack up one end to get the slide to come in. Its at the dealer waiting to be repaired now, I am guessing that they will have to remove the slide and replace the piece and that kinda scares me a little, but I hope they can get it back in there right.

but on to the question has anybody had any issues with this slide and if so what did they do to resolve the issue.

thanks in advance for all your help and replies
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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We bought our CK back in September and love the layout, it is actually the perfect camper for us. BUT we have had many issues out of the main slides ever since we bought it. the two opposing slides seem to clash, the curb side slide seems to work great but the slide that has the kitchen and "L" shaped sofa has a hard time. It has never lined up right from purchase, the dealer was able to get it almost right but it was still off kilter a little at the back.

This past weekend I found the little white strip under the slide had came loose (this is the plastic ramp that the slide rides up on the first few inches when coming in) it was actually hanging under the slide. I removed it thinking that if the slide did come in that it would drag the ground, (there was only one screw holding it in, it came from the factory with one in each end) so now I have to jack up one end to get the slide to come in. Its at the dealer waiting to be repaired now, I am guessing that they will have to remove the slide and replace the piece and that kinda scares me a little, but I hope they can get it back in there right.

but on to the question has anybody had any issues with this slide and if so what did they do to resolve the issue.

thanks in advance for all your help and replies
Our slide issue happened the day we took the 24 foot Wildcat home. It did not go out all the way. Dealer had to reinforce the slide brackets and had a machine shop replace the angle iron with a thicker gage. and install gusset onto the adjustment plate, works fine now and is good and even.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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I'm thinking they will have to reinforce this one also, the vertical plate is bent and it connects to a very thin piece of sqare tubing. I'm kinda hoping WildcatChris will chime in with some ideas to pass on the dealer

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Old 04-25-2014, 12:17 PM   #4
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I'm thinking they will have to reinforce this one also, the vertical plate is bent and it connects to a very thin piece of sqare tubing. I'm kinda hoping WildcatChris will chime in with some ideas to pass on the dealer

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Old 06-13-2014, 07:21 AM   #5
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Wardrobe slide 295RSX

Recently took delivery of new 295RSX. A lot of the condensation run-off from the bedroom a/c finds its way onto the top of the open wardrobe slide. After a full day of use we noticed water pooling inside under one corner of this slide in the bedroom and in the left slide of the storage basement just below it. Unit is back at the dealer to fix this and a surprisingly small handful of other new camper issues, but I'm wondering if the other slides will leak as well when tested by a good rain. This is our first 5th wheel and love it....so far.

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Old 06-27-2014, 04:13 PM   #6
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We just bought a 312BHX from a dealer in Nashville part way through our 3 week trip through AR, TN, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, and TX. We're on day three camping in it and have had two days where it rained for 30 minutes or so each day. Our bathroom floor has been soaked both times due to the wardrobe slide leaking, from what I can tell at the lower right corner. We just have to deal with it for the rest of this trip, but it'll be going to our dealer in Houston for repair as soon as we get home, along with a couple other, comparitively minor, issues.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:31 AM   #7
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We had a similar leak on our 295RSX caused by an incomplete seal on the lower portion of the slide, which has since been repaired. However, on the last trip, which entailed driving in very heavy rain, we discovered that the permanently attached carpet strip in front of the home theatre seating/dinette slide was soaked. Appears to be coming up through the wheel well on the right side during the drive. We left the slide open for a day and then dried the strip with a hair dryer before closing up. Waiting for a 'slot time' with the dealer to get it fixed. Otherwise, all other systems performed as advertised.

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Old 07-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #8
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Recently took delivery of new 295RSX. A lot of the condensation run-off from the bedroom a/c finds its way onto the top of the open wardrobe slide. After a full day of use we noticed water pooling inside under one corner of this slide in the bedroom and in the left slide of the storage basement just below it. Unit is back at the dealer to fix this and a surprisingly small handful of other new camper issues, but I'm wondering if the other slides will leak as well when tested by a good rain. This is our first 5th wheel and love it....so far.

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Please post how this gets fixed....we have the same issue. I used a pool noodle as a downspout to route the condensate from the bedrom AC unit past the top of the slide so it would no longer leak inside the bedroom.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:44 AM   #9
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Dealer found that the seal at the bottom of the slide had a 10" gap in it. Consequently, the runoff went down the open side and funneled into the bedroom at the bottom. They replaced the seal and, so far, it's ok ( spent a full day in very heavy rain). We have another slide leak that we discovered after driving in heay rain which appears to be coming up through the wheel well on the right side. Still waiting on this one. Good luck with yours.

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Old 08-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #10
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I am also having the same issue with the kitchen couch slide out not going in all the way. I have called the dealer and begged and pleaded but they tell me they are booked until October. We just bought it this year and have had nothing but problems with it, it's a 2013 327ck it spent months at the factory to have the delamination fixed above that slide I'm sure the factory had to remove that slide. I never had problems with it until they "fixed it". So now the wife and I have a camper I'm afraid to tow because the rear corner of my back slide has a 2" gap from being all the way closed. I'm also worried about water getting in with the crack. So if it's getting wet will forest river fix water damage under warranty since the dealer is making me wait months to get it fixed? This has been a problem since late June.
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