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Old 07-29-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy Slide out tore off cabinet door

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.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:27 PM   #2
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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.
I already used my Brad nailer to fix my wardrobe slide after a book fell in between it and the wall when it was closed. Needless to say, I know that horrible sound.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:32 PM   #3
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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.
Been there, done that. Mine caught the handle and tweaked the hinges. Was able to straighten everything out. Always made sure they were closed and locked in place before moving slide in either direction.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:55 AM   #4
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Yep. Been there. Done that. Purchased our 2016. Third time opening slides tore the cabinet door off above and to the right of tv. Cracked the cabinet door in half. Very very careful now making double sure every cabinet and door is shut before closing the slides. ! Great way to break in the new TT! Not!!!
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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When I got this TT I was surprised how close the slides were to doors and such, I always check before closing and need to train myself to check before opening as I assume the doors and TV are out of the way
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:24 AM   #6
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Had the same happen when closing the slide on our last camper. Luckily only damage was to the hinges. Only blame to be placed was on me.

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Old 07-30-2016, 12:29 PM   #7
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there done that! left a door open when bringing a slide in. you only need to hear that terrible sound once! luckily the damage was repairable (with some effort).
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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
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Old 07-30-2016, 05:20 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:38 PM   #10
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I ripped the door off the cabinet below the TV on my 2604WS. Apparently, the door opened after I hit a very bad bump on the road. Fixed with a slide latch so the door cannot open until I slide the latch. Caution others to also check the magazine rack/light that stores along the back wall while underway. If it slides toward the front of the trailer, something will break when you open the big slide.
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