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Old 06-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Bedroom slideout

I'm trying to diagnose if I have a problem with my bedroom slide that may require a fix or a trip to the dealer. The bedroom slide seems to take a lot more effort to move in and out as compared to the other two larger slides on my Sabre. It seems to have a lot more drag. Is that normal for a bedroom slide?
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Are you talking about a front bedroom slide? What do you mean by drag?

My front bedroom slide is much slower and doesn't seem like the motor is as powerful as the main or rear slides.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Oops. Sorry for the lack of clarity. I was talking about my front bedroom slide (over the fifth wheel kingpin).

I can see where the footboard on the bed kind of drags across the carpet and makes it look similar to carpet when it's been vacuumed. That's what led me to suspect i was getting some excessive drag somewhere. But then again maybe it is just that the bedroom slide motor is weaker?
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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Sounds like it. I can usually see the same thing at the foot of the bed and the motor is definitely slower. There is also a rubber seal on the top of the slide that "flips" when sliding in and out. I have noticed that until this flips it is slower as well. Once it does "flip" it speeds up.

Doesn't sound like you have a problem at all.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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Good to know...sounds like my "problem" is actually normal.

Thanks for sharing your experience!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM   #6
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Agreed.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #7
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Under the mattress on mine is 2 pieces of plywood. This is the underneath of one of them (we did Christmas in the camper and needed to hide Santa's gifts, so we were looking everywhere.

I thought I took a picture of the motor, but I don't see to have one. The motor was about middle of the bottom of the bed.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:47 AM   #8
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Thanks again. I knew the bedroom slide was set up differently than the others. Your picture helps me understand it a lot better.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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I had the same issue with my Sabre. The top "gutter" type molding was catching on the rubber and causing the top of the slide to stay back a bit before the it went through the rubber. It was catching enough that it loosened the slide from the floor. I had to re-attach the whole frame to the slide floor. To fix the issue, i took a steel dolly block and tapped the molding to bend it a bit all along the slide until the slide started coming in properly and even.
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