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Old 04-03-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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8289WS Slide Noise

Have had my 8289WS for a couple of seasons now and absolutely love it. No big issues with it other than some of the things like noisy refer fans and things others have experienced with Rockwoods in general. However, towards the end of last year, when bringing in the slide on the driver's side (the one with the couch, fridge and stove) it gives a nice big squeal as it starts up but once moving it is quiet. I have lubed (with dry spray lube) the gears, rail and even the rams that I can access when the slide is out. Is there something else I need to lube or a zirk to grease? Do I need to drop down part of the underbelly on the opposite side? As I uncover and de-winterize, I need to get the better half to run the slide in while I'm underneath to try and pin point where the sound is coming from but wanted to get any suggestions others might have or from any out there that may have experienced the same.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:50 AM   #2
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Have had my 8289WS for a couple of seasons now and absolutely love it. No big issues with it other than some of the things like noisy refer fans and things others have experienced with Rockwoods in general. However, towards the end of last year, when bringing in the slide on the driver's side (the one with the couch, fridge and stove) it gives a nice big squeal as it starts up but once moving it is quiet. I have lubed (with dry spray lube) the gears, rail and even the rams that I can access when the slide is out. Is there something else I need to lube or a zirk to grease? Do I need to drop down part of the underbelly on the opposite side? As I uncover and de-winterize, I need to get the better half to run the slide in while I'm underneath to try and pin point where the sound is coming from but wanted to get any suggestions others might have or from any out there that may have experienced the same.
There is no zerk or grease fittings that I know of. Sounds like it is more of an alignment problem as it rocks back and up. Check your top clearance. You could have dropped one end.
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