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Old 04-25-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Slide Out Stop Can Gets jammed in Trailer Frame

I own a 2010 Wildwood 31QBS Travel Trailer that has a problem with the slide out. I have had it to the dealer twice and they fix it but the slide out acts up again after a few uses. Getting tired of spending $ and no real fix.


Here is what the problem appears to be. The slide out initially closes fine but when it finishes closing the Stop Can (Bell side) actually get stuck in the hole that is part of the trailer frame. The serviceman told me he has seen this many times and some folks weld around the frame hole to prevent the bell from getting stuck in the frame.

I was hoping to find some type of kit that would either oversize the Stop Can (Bell Side) or offer something that would make the trailer frame hole smaller. I think this may be a manufacturing error as the hole size and bell side is very close to being the same size so when the slide goes in to stop on the frame the bell slides into the hole.


Has anyone had this problem before and can offer a fix or advise on this issue? The slide works fine when its not stuck in the frame hole.



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Old 04-25-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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The serviceman told me he has seen this many times and some folks weld around the frame hole to prevent the bell from getting stuck in the frame.
What about attaching a length of 1" wide by 1/8" flat bar across one side of the frame hole, well clear of the slide drive. It should provide enough contact against the stop bell to disengage the clutch. You'll have to adjust the position of the stop bell to close the slide in the proper position.

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What about attaching a length of 1" wide by 1/8" flat bar across one side of the frame hole, well clear of the slide drive. It should provide enough contact against the stop bell to disengage the clutch. You'll have to adjust the position of the stop bell to close the slide in the proper position.

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Great idea, easy fix too!
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Thanks Dave,

I had thought about that. How would you attach the plate? I even thought about a plate on each side for it to be even. Also, from what I can tell the only thing normally going through the hole is the threaded rod which tells me I could probably let the plate overlap the hole by about 1/4 of an inch. Once I installed, I would unscrew the stop can nut about 1/8" inch to compensate for the plate thickness.
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"How would you attach the plate"

Pre-drill a hole on each end of the plate for mounting holes.
Place plate on frame to mark location's of the holes.
Pre-drill pilot holes through frame.
Use ( 1/2" ) self tapping hex head screws to mount plate.
Adjust bell to compensate for plate.

***make sure to look, feel, inspect area for wires, tanks, or anything else you would not want to drill or screw through.***
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That what I am going to do Crunchman. Drilling is the simplest way.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:08 AM   #7
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That what I am going to do Crunchman. Drilling is the simplest way.

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No problem Mike. If you can, post pics for others down the road.
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