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Old 03-04-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Slide outs!

I live in southeast Louisiana and having problems with my slide outs. Looking for a reliable repair shop that I can trust! Any suggestions!
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:16 PM   #2
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Which slide and what is the problem. Perhaps someone on the forum can suggest a fix.
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Old 03-04-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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Bedroom slide it starts to slide and stops apply a little pressure and it slides out. The kitchen and living room side tend to come out a little after heading down the road
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:45 PM   #4
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The kitchen and living room slides are hydralic and the creeping out is usually a worn cylinder and/or the anti creep valve. Bad news it tends to get worse over time. It has happened to many of us owners. The bedroom slide, is it the bed or the wardrobe side. Usually the bed is rack and pinion and the other is cable. You might have a misalignment and by pushing it you over come the force to move it. Get it looked asap so not to get stuck somewhere.


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Jmglit,

Follow this link if it is the bed slide that you are having issues with. It should help you.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ad.php?t=51205

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:04 PM   #6
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For the Kitchen and Living Room hydraulic slides, you should first check your fluid level.
Mine was low about a quart. After adding the fluid I have not had a problem. Simple.
I know this has not helped on others, but worked for me so far.

Note that the slides need to be IN and the jacks UP to check the fluid level.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:12 PM   #7
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Bedroom slide it starts to slide and stops apply a little pressure and it slides out. The kitchen and living room side tend to come out a little after heading down the road
check for leaks?
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:25 PM   #8
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As stated in another post the kitchen and living room slides are Equalizer slides and hydraulic. It could be fluid level or the anti creep valve. You may want to go to the equalizer web page and pull the manual. Make sure who ever works on it knows what they are doing. You may want to use your slide locks until you get it corrected.

The bed slid if queen or king bed is a rack and pinion slide by Equalizer. The motor loosens and slips down causing the slide to slip. Attached is a picture showing the four bolts that loosen. If lucky all you will need to do is push the motor back up and tighten. On mine the casting broke so I had repair the casting and fabricate a bracket to hold the motor. I think it is a poor design.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:35 PM   #9
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Thanks I'll check all this out tomorrow !
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:36 PM   #10
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Oh and it's the bed side of the bedroom.
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:45 PM   #11
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I see you are from Bush, if the suggestions above don't help, you can bring it to Berryland in Hammond. That's where I bought mine and they have done good by me so far.
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Silver; great photos and fixture that you built. I'd like to warn that anyone tightening the bolts, that it is very easy to strip the threads of the motor's housing; which is either aluminum or pot metal. Because the bolts cannot be torqued down hard, they loosen and thus the problem. I suggest that Loctite Blue be used on the bolt threads.
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Thanks IR-V. Mine loosened three times over 5 years even with the lock tit blue. The last time it was hanging and while driving I suspect the bouncing of the motor cracked the pot metal of the housing. When I went to tighten the ear snapped right off. The motor weighs a lot to be hanging by those pot metal ears. In any event as the motor still worked I hated to pay big bucks for a new one. JB Weld to repair pot metal housing and bracket have been in place for a year and knock wood still working.
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Silver; looks like your fix will last.
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Where is the anti creep valve located?
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Ours made a bang sounds twice, got in there and found the bolts loose, tighted them down snug and hopes that solves it.
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:18 PM   #17
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Where is the anti creep valve located?
I found these files in my notes. Perhaps they will help. Let us know what you find.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:58 PM   #18
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Boy talk about a poor design!
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:01 PM   #19
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Sliver,
From bottom to top what it the thickness. Bottom of motor to the floor?
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