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Old 02-21-2015, 07:57 PM   #461
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Platto-That looks like it might work.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:01 PM   #462
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caller I.D. JK.. Sounds kinda odd, what number are you calling?
574-862-1025
I don't know but I doubt they are out of business. I am headed east and stopped at Dixie RV/Camping World in Hammond, La. and saw a decked out PT Crusader. Had a different bottom that the Darco but did have Darco tape wrapped around the edges and extended an 1"or so on the bottom. It had come unraveled and the bottom of the slide could be seen. Looks like they are still using MDF-a terrible material to use where it could get wet. The black material was hard and looked like the more commonly used material that other companies use.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:47 PM   #463
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Anyone consider putting epoxy over the fabric?
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #464
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caller I.D. JK.. Sounds kinda odd, what number are you calling?
574-862-1025
Called that number and this number: [FONT="color:#1F497D](574) 862-3053[/FONT]
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:12 PM   #465
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I don't know but I doubt they are out of business. I am headed east and stopped at Dixie RV/Camping World in Hammond, La. and saw a decked out PT Crusader. Had a different bottom that the Darco but did have Darco tape wrapped around the edges and extended an 1"or so on the bottom. It had come unraveled and the bottom of the slide could be seen. Looks like they are still using MDF-a terrible material to use where it could get wet. The black material was hard and looked like the more commonly used material that other companies use.
My Crusader is at Dixie RV now and not happy with them or PT at this point.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:20 PM   #466
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Called that number and this number: [FONT="color:#1F497D](574) 862-3053[/FONT]
Here is a fr contact numbers from the FRF library, Forest River Forums - Downloads - forest river contacts

Is it in for slide-out wear?
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:00 PM   #467
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Is it in for slide-out wear?

Yes it is for the slide-out wear
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:19 AM   #468
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That is the same as Rockwood uses except it twice as wide, all a person cares about that it wraps up the side at 90 degree and it go's over the wear strip.
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That is the same as Rockwood uses except it twice as wide, all a person cares about that it wraps up the side at 90 degree and it go's over the wear strip.
Thought you said once, yours had a 45 degree on the inside ends. The one's I've seen on Rockwood are more flimsy.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:35 AM   #470
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I dropped off my 295RST at my dealer on Saturday to have the slide kit installed. PT was supposed to ship 2 sets but the service manager was not 100% they had shipped both. I certainly hope so since both slides are showing wear. I will see how it all looks when I get back in town in a few weeks.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:14 PM   #471
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Thought you said once, yours had a 45 degree on the inside ends. The one's I've seen on Rockwood are more flimsy.
You are 100% correct go's over the edge of the slide floor but really not needed. When the slide picks up on retract it really has nothing to do. When the slide rolls over the wear bar is wear it counts. That still would protect the edge from water and 4" in.
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You are 100% correct go's over the edge of the slide floor but really not needed. When the slide picks up on retract it really has nothing to do. When the slide rolls over the wear bar is wear it counts. That still would protect the edge from water and 4" in.
Dont think that would work on my laminated bottom slide out. There is no pick up on retract. Its a straight shot in and out, no room for the 45 deg. section.
Thats the side they use the fabric wrap on the entire slide bottom. Now on the opposing wood slide bottom with taped ends it may work, dunno.
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Dont think that would work on my laminated bottom slide out. There is no pick up on retract. Its a straight shot in and out, no room for the 45 deg. section.
Thats the side they use the fabric wrap on the entire slide bottom. Now on the opposing wood slide bottom with taped ends it may work, dunno.
You cut the 45 degree off after all it is plastic. Then you end up with a strip 90 degrees up on the side that screws in under the trim and taped piece of plastic 3" or so on the bottom to the underbody. the more it rolls in the more it seals. But your edge is sealed from water and you have something to cause less friction. This is pretty simple to do, just don't over think it like an engineer design person who did the original.
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thanks for the thread, unit going to dealer next week to look at.
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I made my own slide sliders out of vinyl gutter covers I picked up at Home Depot. I cut flange piece off leaving a flat piece of 1/32" thick vinyl about 6" wide and 4' long. ran 3 strips under my big slide. Works good. Thinking of adding 2 more since the slide is so long.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:27 PM   #476
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I made my own slide sliders out of vinyl gutter covers I picked up at Home Depot. I cut flange piece off leaving a flat piece of 1/32" thick vinyl about 6" wide and 4' long. ran 3 strips under my big slide. Works good. Thinking of adding 2 more since the slide is so long.
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Yea, pretty much..lol. I'll try to get a pic tomorrow.
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Here is my Fix for the Slideout Bottom Wear Problem

I purchased a 24"x48" 1/4 sheet of UHMW (white) for about $55 on Ebay. Cut 2 - 6" wide x 48" strips, crosscut to 27" for my 24" deep kitchen slide, rounded over the edges, drilled and counter sunk for screws. Attached w/ #10 x1" flat head screws, also added some caulking on the top side around the edge and around each screw holes before attaching to the slide-out. I did have to jack up the slide to make room for the new runners. I did adjust the slide up 1/4" as well to compensate for the new 1/4" runners, lower rubber wiper is still in contact w/ bottom of the slide and there is still plenty of room up at the roof gasket.

So after a day's work this is what I have.. a 6" wide runner on each end plus my cutoffs were ripped down the middle to make 2 - 3" wide runners, staggered for the required length of 27" in the middle under the frig.

I still have enough material left over from the 2x4 sheet to make runners for the living room slide if I see wear starting to happen..

Hope this help, and I'll keep you posted of how things look going forward.

Note: UHMW was easy to cut and shape w/ regular wood working tools, table saw, router table, etc.
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I purchased a 24"x48" 1/4 sheet of UHMW (white) for about $55 on Ebay. Cut 2 - 6" wide x 48" strips, crosscut to 27" for my 24" deep kitchen slide, rounded over the edges, drilled and counter sunk for screws. Attached w/ #10 x1" flat head screws, also added some caulking on the top side around the edge and around each screw holes before attaching to the slide-out. I did have to jack up the slide to make room for the new runners. I did adjust the slide up 1/4" as well to compensate for the new 1/4" runners, lower rubber wiper is still in contact w/ bottom of the slide and there is still plenty of room up at the roof gasket.

So after a day's work this is what I have.. a 6" wide runner on each end plus my cutoffs were ripped down the middle to make 2 - 3" wide runners, staggered for the required length of 27" in the middle under the frig.

I still have enough material left over from the 2x4 sheet to make runners for the living room slide if I see wear starting to happen..

Hope this help, and I'll keep you posted of how things look going forward.

Note: UHMW was easy to cut and shape w/ regular wood working tools, table saw, router table, etc.
Those look real good, but you need to protect the edge from seeping water with something. by the picture it still looks like material there, am I wrong?.....
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:35 AM   #480
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Well after 3 months of being at the dealer to fix under slide and other issues we got our 351 REQ back. The under slide issue was repaired with tape. Not happy but that's all I can get out of the dealer and Prime Time. They must be screening calls and emails because they will still not answer emails and call or respond to us. This is my very first camper and Prime Time. We love the floor plan of our camper but do not think we will ever buy another FR/PT unit.
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