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Old 07-30-2016, 06:00 PM   #11
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I have made it a habit to look at slides for obstructions before engaging to move out. Learned as mentioned here that crap happens. Later RJD


I missed that on the checklist yesterday. Opened the slide with a broom propped between the slide wall and the outside wall. The handle went right through the interior slide seal. Gorilla tape to the rescue. Luckily it can't be seen.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:03 PM   #12
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The challenge with the 2703WS it when opposing slides are in you have to climb over the kitchen counter top to get back to check if the doors are open, that's why I am going to replace hinges with self closing ones.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:17 PM   #13
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x2 for horrible crunching sound when door is left open! Use bungee cords on majority of cabinets now.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:08 PM   #14
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Me too---sounds like it happens to most of us newbys. I was warned about the problem when sliding IN but it happened to me on my first time sliding OUT. Live and learn---now "All cabinet doors secured with bungees" is on our set up and tear down" check lists. As an old Navy pilot I don't do anything in my Rockwood 8310 without a checklist.
It even happens to us oldies. Elmer's Carpenters wood glue, a new knob and it looks like new again.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:22 PM   #15
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The challenge with the 2703WS it when opposing slides are in you have to climb over the kitchen counter top to get back to check if the doors are open, that's why I am going to replace hinges with self closing ones.
I use the velcro strips on the doors above and below the TV; also on the pantry.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:23 PM   #16
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ME TOO!!!!!!!
Soup can pushed open the lower cabinet door.......Did not see it until it was too late.....
I installed "child" safety locks on all doors near slides...Now they stay closed......J
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:43 PM   #17
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Watch those cabinet doors prior to extending slide! Started to extend slide and heard a terrible sound. By the time I got my finger off the switch the top cabinet door on our 2703WS was ripped out. No damage to slide. I am going to replace hinges with self closing ones on both doors just as a precaution. They should come that way from the factory.
Which door? I assumed you meant in the kitchen...I'm really paranoid about the lower doors since there's only about an inch of clearance, but the rear cabinets can't be seen with the slides in.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:48 PM   #18
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:25 AM   #19
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We bungee everything including drawers cabinets even the medicine cabinet as it also has come open strewing bottles and other items on the floor when traveling.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:38 AM   #20
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The slide on my Flagstaff 2604RLWS would catch on the TV if it wasn't pushed all the way back in its swivel mount. One time the television jiggled its way out in transit, caught, and cracked the trim around the slide when I extended it. Happened faster than I could get my finger off the button.

!@#$%^&*

A little carpenter's glue and a brad or two made it "sorta" look OK but I made a point to always reach alongside the slide and make sure the TV was back all the way BEFORE extending after that.
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