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Old 09-02-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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Slide out Problem

I just got a 2008 Rockwood 8317SS. I have noticed that when traveling the wind bends the lower corner of the slide out. This is not very rigid. Anyone else having the same problem? Wonder how to stiffen it up. Also Can't find were to put the crank for manual operation of the slide.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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Check ot the rockwood members site. One of the members fab. a reinforcements for the trim. It is another site simmilar to this one.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:14 PM   #3
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My V-Lite does the same thing on the bedroom slide, just haven't had time yet to formulate a fix.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #4
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Also Can't find were to put the crank for manual operation of the slide.
There should be an access hole in the skirting on the opposite side of the camper from the slide. Your slide crank handle goes through the hole and onto the nut.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:33 PM   #5
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Mine does too!! I must be retarted i cant find the site (on the forum) that Caper is talking about. Let me know if you find the fix ...Thanks
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:10 AM   #6
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At the 1st Annual Rally, dave1441 showed us where the front bottom trim on their slide out had vibrated enough on the trip from Long Island, NY to Calif. & back, that it had broken the outside trim. Knowing that we were going to put several thousand miles on our trailer in the next few years, I fabricated some reinforcements.





I have copied and posted the pictures of the mod form the other site.
It is the Rockwood, flagstaff, surveyor Rv Owners Forums site. This is not the only site that have members that talk about their rockwood trailers.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:50 PM   #7
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Im not very handy with fabrication (or spelling). what would charge to make me some (Caper)?? send me a msg. if you want ? Thanks mine was bending out the whole way home from Ohio (RVW). Thanks Dave K.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:19 PM   #8
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I did not make the mod. i just copied and pasted the info form another site. I might just add a brace frm the bottom of the slide out the the bottom of the trim.
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:27 PM   #9
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This onee looked so good ! But i see the brace i can copy...thanks
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