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Old 10-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #1
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XLR bedroom slide straining?

Has anyone had trouble with the bedroom slide on their XLR?

One of the tiny wheels under our bed was destroyed. We replaced BOTH wheels with much larger external mount "wagon wheels" hoping to make it the bed easier to move. Wife says she thinks the motor mechanism is "straining". I agree it doesn't sound entirely healthy. We only move the bed when we're attached to power so battery not the issue.

We'd be curious if anyone else has noticed the mechanism "straining" to move the bed.
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:43 AM   #2
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Morning I did a quick search and found several articles about slides listed in the archives actually there were a total of 250 articles about your type of rig might be worth reading.
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Old 10-14-2017, 04:56 PM   #3
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Normally I get heated-under-the-collar when people don't use the archives FIRST.

So...you caught me being lazy. Thanks for the correction SeaDog.

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Old 01-01-2018, 07:53 PM   #4
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Did you find a solution, I trolled through the posts but couldn't find anything similar. I also have a roller issue. My slide is not aligned perfectly though is only out by about 1/2 to 1 inch vertical but also horizontal. The past two times i have had to give it a push from the outside to get in in. I have they type with the motor in the side and a metal rail in the slide with cogs that move the slide

Just wondered what you did or the outcome.

I suspect when I get the roller issue fixed the slide might need realigned in the rail
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:56 PM   #5
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I've read a procedure where the slide is brought in & out several times to where the motor shuts itself off. They're is apparently a "learning curve" with the control pwb.

As far as my problem I've done more reading. When it warms in spring I will lubricate the motors. This is apparently the issue. There are procedures in the on-line manuals with videos.
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:26 AM   #6
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fixed at $250 cost. Bed disassembled and new roller put on ($10 replacement).
At lest the whole slide did not have to come out
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Old 02-20-2018, 09:25 PM   #7
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"Disassembled the bed" eh? Whew...I only plan on lubing the motors. My "lawn mower" wheels seem to be ok however it makes that straining noise. So you're saying the solution is replacing your wheels?
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:15 PM   #8
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my caster/wheel had broken, that was causing the resistance, and causing the slide to go in uneven. Was cheaper to take the bed apart to fix the wheels underneath, rather than pull the slide off
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:42 AM   #9
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Got it....thanks.
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