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Old 09-02-2020, 04:28 PM   #1
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Metal plates under slide rollers

I own a 2014 Berkshire, should I install thin aluminum plates under the slide rollers?
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:37 PM   #2
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Use galvanized steel instead, secure it in place with double sided tape and then use screws where you know it is safe to do so.
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Old 09-02-2020, 04:40 PM   #3
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great thanks
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After installing the plates are there any slide adjustments that have to be made?
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Old 09-02-2020, 05:10 PM   #5
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You need the plates for heavy Schwintek operated slides. I have an extensive discussion of problems with these slides, including the installation of the plates at
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...de-175612.html

Usually, you don’t need to adjust the position of the slide column if the plates are no more than 1/8” thick. We discuss this at
https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post2268224

A brief summary of how to check whether you have a problem that should be addressed is at https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ml#post2270056

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I have the same model as you. Metal plates can be installed on the kitchen slide, but not the dinnette slide, because that one is a flush type slide. I had plates installed at the Goshen rally years ago by FR and they are the ones that told me this.

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