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Old 04-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Surveyor SV235RS Slide broke

I have 2006 Surveyor rear slide. Have had it about one year with no slide issue. Went on 7 day trip and about the 4th time of bringing slide in, it wouldn't come in on it's own. I noticed the ceiling brackets looked funny. One was pointing one way, opposite the other. (hard to explain) I went out to "help" push the slide while wife activated switch, unit came in. We came home and did a test slide operation. Unit out, but not in. Noticed broken bolt on left trolley. Took to RV shop they say FR would send new parts for slide. Old style like mine no longer available and were problematic. New parts at about $200 ea. I hope this is a permanent fix.

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Old 04-19-2014, 07:08 PM   #2
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I had a similiar problem on my Keystone Outback 230RS, which is one of the big reasons I came to not trust it on the road for a couple of weeks at a time.

Yeah, Keystone always sent me the parts to repair it, but I didn't trust it anymore. I ended up putting a slide support under the retracted bed while in transit. The rails on the roof would split along the screw holes down the middle.

Funny thing is, they redesigned it mid year to make it more robust and powered, but they wouldn't retro fit the fix on current owners. They did have some customers have the whole slide collapse while going down the road, but with the same poor designed parts. See they made a change at the beginning of the new model year to a heavier king size slide bed and the structure couldn't handle the new weight load.

Buh bye Keystone......


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Old 04-19-2014, 07:20 PM   #3
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Yes, we had the same thing happen on our 2008 235RKS. We HAVE had to have the slide rails replaced since the first occurrence. I think that this is a weak system; not very robust. I go out and push from behind every time we bring the slide in while my wife pushes the button. I also go out when we extend the slide and help lift the back up at the end of the process. Doing whatever I can to nurse it along.
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