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kdwallin 07-18-2016 08:19 PM

Advice on regular maintenance for Forester 2401W slide ...
 
After taking our rig out a few times now, I hear different squeaks and rubs and groans each time we extend and retract our wall slide. I have to think there is some tender loving care that must come along with having that wonderful giant wall slide. Any advice from fellow 2400W owners or the reps on this forum?


Kelly & Mary Beth
2017 Forester MBS 2401W

raptor 08-10-2016 07:28 PM

I don't know you already knew this. There is a recall on 2401W slide. I read some where in here about that.

ilmor 08-10-2016 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by kdwallin (Post 1263229)
After taking our rig out a few times now, I hear different squeaks and rubs and groans each time we extend and retract our wall slide. I have to think there is some tender loving care that must come along with having that wonderful giant wall slide. Any advice from fellow 2400W owners or the reps on this forum?


Kelly & Mary Beth
2017 Forester MBS 2401W

Is it the Schwintek design? There are YouTube vids about maintenance and troubleshooting

Total Loss 08-11-2016 10:55 AM

-Dry lube on the tracks.
-Keep everything clean.
-When full extending or fully retracting hold the button for 3-5 seconds after it stops to give the controller time to align itself.

EDABEUT 08-11-2016 11:01 AM

You will always hear the rubber seals squeaking down the sides of the walls and flipping as the slide goes in and out. They are all noisy. I always listen for the seals to flip on the way in and out so I know if they are in correct position. Have someone run the slide in and out while you are outside and watch and listen so you can see what you are hearing.

Garrette 08-14-2016 05:22 PM

I always check the outside seals to make sure they did flip outward. If not, I use a simple yardstick and run it up to flip them out. At the bottom corners, make sure the verticals are flipped out and lapped on top of the bottom vertical.


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kdwallin 09-08-2016 08:35 PM

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Thanks all. I have lubed my slide gaskets and mechanism according to recommendations here. In doing so, discovered some extra mini-gaskets, surrounding each row, as pictured here ... Are they supposed to be there? If so, is it important that one fell out while I was lubing? 😳Attachment 119762Attachment 119763


Kelly & Mary Beth
2017 Forester MBS 2401W

raptor 09-09-2016 06:21 PM

It's so hard to say because most of them are different. It looks like an after thought. Ooooh I cut off too much let stuck a piece of rubber here thing??????????????????

kdwallin 09-11-2016 06:45 AM

Thanks, Raptor. Looks to me like they intended these little pieces to be there - there is a pair of them consistently located at all 4 rails (except for the one that fell out in m hand).


Kelly & Mary Beth
2017 Forester MBS 2401W


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