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Old 08-05-2016, 11:30 AM   #1
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Slide out warranty work

Our new Sabre started to have marks on the floor from the bunkhouse slide outs after just a few trips. Since it was going back to the dealer for several other issues I asked them about whether the slides needed adjusted or what the fix would be to keep the floor from getting any worse.

It ended up taking longer than I expected at the dealer to the point I had to pick it up on the day we were leaving on our next trip. When I went to pick it up they told me it would need a few more hours for the "tack paper" to dry. That put us behind schedule so when I picked it up late that afternoon we just loaded groceries and went straight to the campground. They described the repairs and they sounded ok, but when I extended the slides I found that we now have exposed ply or particle board under the slides.

Of course one of the days we were out it started raining before I could figure a course of action with regard to the exposed wood. As wood will do it has started to expand, become soft and generally break down. Even if I had been able to get to it prior to the rain that trip I'm not sure what the correct way to seal, fix this would be...

Back to the dealer, factory or try to pull it out and repair it myself? I'm not really set up for pulling the entire slide and it looks like the wood is full span.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:58 AM   #2
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Im no expert but this does not look like an "approved/acceptable fix". This just looks like they "added" that plywood shheet one to brace the floor or something?

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Old 08-07-2016, 09:01 PM   #3
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I have a hard time believing it is an approved fix, but now that it has been done what is my next step? Taking it back to the dealer may not be optimal if my guess is correct...
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #4
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I think I would take a ton of pictures and get the factory rep involved. It looks like they applied a back yard remedy to your new trailer.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:49 PM   #5
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There is something wrong with that, you can't have exposed side of plywood out to the weather they need to cover that edge. water will weep into that edge and delam. that whole floor. Is that the floor edge that I was looking at?..
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:30 PM   #6
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I don't think it is the floor edge but instead they added a board below the floor to shim up the slide but I can't tell for sure because it isn't exposed on the other end of the slide. Definitely a questionable fix on a new rig..

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