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Old 07-11-2007, 10:12 AM   #1
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Slide outs

Just wondering if anyone has had trouble with bolts shearing off on their slide outs. We have had our 829BHSS for two months now. Just 5 trips and the bolts sheared off on the slideout. Luckily it was at the house and I had all the tools to repair myself. The next time we went out, took the slide out and notice the bolts sheared again. This time the bolts did not come completely out and I was able to get back in easily. The trailer is at the dealer now getting repaired. Was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I am wondering if this is a problem this early what other problems will crop up? I hope I did not make a mistake with purchasing this brand.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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Not sure if this is the same problem but I had the bolts pull out of the housing. I found the bolts were too short with only a scant amount of thread holding the halves together. I posted the ordeal here earlier if you want to search. Brand has nothing to do with it. The supplier of the part is the culprit.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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I've not had that problem but, since you say the bolts sheared off, I wonder if they used the wrong grade of bolts in your trailer?
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Bolts shearing off??!!?? jeez that sounds major.... If FR or the dealer can't help, get a hold of Lippert Systems (they manufacture most of the slideouts for FR. and I find their service people very helpful. I got the service manual for mine through them and it's great.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:20 PM   #5
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I notice that you are here in Kentucky! I had the same experience about two months ago when we were in PA. I replaced both bolts and when returned to KY had the dealer replace them with hardened bolts. I carry extrys just in case. What dealer replaced them?
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Old 07-18-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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I bought the trailer in Shepherdsville. Sunrise RV. Dealer is fixing the problem as we speak. Picking up later today or tomorrow. I will be carrying extras too.
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You might want to check http://www.lci1.com (Lippert Components, Inc) under service/warranty / contact.
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That is the same dealer that we purchased from!! Was there this morning to get our slide cover replaced and a day-nite shade replaced. They had a 2008 1/2 flagstaff to come in this morning. Not too many changes. Great dealer to do business with!!
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:41 PM   #9
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I have a flagstaff 8524 RLS. I've had the bolt shear also. I replaced it with same hardness bolt as it came with and lubed the gear cogs and rails of the slide out. Have operated it 8 times since with no problems. I did find that the square tubing that fit over the round shaft left some room for play on bolt, when I installed new bolt I tightened it up so square tube met shaft, seems to work so far.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #10
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I am definitely going to look at mine
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