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Old 01-14-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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Bulge under Slideout

WE just bought this 2014 Columbus 340RK. I noticed under the Bedroom slideout at both corner ends running down about 6 inches by 3" wide some slight bulges, maybe a few millimeters in height. I took a few pictures, it will throw the light and is easy to detect. While at the dealer I inspected 3 other Columbus Slideouts and did not see no bulges whatsoever. Also did not see this on any other brands.

Anyone see this before? Should I be concerned? The dealer says they will do some diagnostics and tell me Friday.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:37 PM   #2
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We have a 2013 320 but have never seen this before. Is it like that with the slide out?
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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We have a 2013 320 but have never seen this before. Is it like that with the slide out?
yes like plastic deformation..In or out..
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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Is this delamination, brand new and no water entry?
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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If you push on the bulges are they soft or hard
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:57 PM   #6
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Hard no different then anyplace.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:52 AM   #7
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Our 2013 340 RK has somthing similar (not as severe). One thing to watch is when putting the bedroom slide IN, The screws that hold the slide in place may start to work out. Alot of them were too short and or stripped when being diiven in by power screwdrivers. Check for this. On another note may I ask you to look at your counter top at the right of the stove top. When the Refrig. slide is OUT, do you see any gap forming between the stationary wall and the counter top?

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:47 AM   #8
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Boffa:

I had the same thing by the rare edge of the bed slide. It was bulging but solid as well. Unit went back to the factory for repairs just before Thanksgiving. Cannot tell you what they found yet, but factory rep is supposed to call me today, I hope.

I do know the general thought by the dealer was a stud my have come loose in the wall.

Get it checked before the warranty runs out.

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Old 01-17-2014, 06:04 PM   #9
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I went buy to pick it up. They submitted the problem to Forest River. They said its not a delam, and likely culprit is loose stud. I notice when the slide is out, the bulge becomes almost unnoticeable. They think they may be up to fix it by sectioning the sidewall, making repair and glassing the walling together again. Meanwhile just going to enjoy the not worry. It is under full warranty
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The studs are welded aluminum. If it's loose it means a weld broke. Time for a trip back to the factory if that's what it is.
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