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Old 03-10-2017, 01:45 PM   #641
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The angled end goes toward the inside of the slide. I can see mine on the inside cause it's starting to slip and is "peeking" out from under the slide corner inside.


Why is it "slipping"? How was it installed?

We are having a mobile rv service install ours when (if) it warms up here ....
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Old 03-10-2017, 01:58 PM   #642
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Why is it "slipping"? How was it installed?

We are having a mobile rv service install ours when (if) it warms up here ....

Both of my slides were removed after the rally in 2015 and the roller assemblies were replaced with a full length "glide bar" system with the corner pieces installed. The one that is starting to slip is under the refrigerator (heavy end of the slide) and I feel it's slipping as it slides out on the glide bar.

I didn't see how they installed them so, I don't know if double sided 3M tape was used or not. Either way, I'm going to have to jack up the slide slightly and see if I can't Slide it back into place & secure it.
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Old 03-11-2017, 09:17 AM   #643
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I have installed some flexible plastic skirts on my slide that hang below the slide bottom-used 4 mil black plastic sheeting. Mounted them under the metal trim plate at the bottom of the slide-they hang down about 3/4 of an inch below the slide. Idea is water will drip off the bottom of the skirt and will not run under the bottom and get the black Dacron material and slide floor wet. I also ajusted my slide and no more dragging problem.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:31 AM   #644
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newer style wear strips

The newer wear strips look way to narrow, mine are 3x wider at least. I dont see the need for the ramp in them, at least not for use on my Lacrosse. Wonder how flimsy the newer style strips are, mine is rather robust.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:36 AM   #645
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I have installed some flexible plastic skirts on my slide that hang below the slide bottom-used 4 mil black plastic sheeting. Mounted them under the metal trim plate at the bottom of the slide-they hang down about 3/4 of an inch below the slide. Idea is water will drip off the bottom of the skirt and will not run under the bottom and get the black Dacron material and slide floor wet. I also ajusted my slide and no more dragging problem.
Is your slide hydraulic? If yes how did you adjust it?
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Mine is electric but even hydraulic should have adjustments. You can raise the slide and also move it left to right. Mine needed both. Water that runs down the side of the slides gets under the slide and eventually rots the floor out-2K + repair.
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Mine is electric but even hydraulic should have adjustments. You can raise the slide and also move it left to right. Mine needed both. Water that runs down the side of the slides gets under the slide and eventually rots the floor out-2K + repair.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:38 PM   #648
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I think I have that a little on my 2013 Crusader 295, I see little strings hanging looks to be fiberglass or graphite, doesn't look to bad but wondering if I can get local dealer to put this PT strips on before it wears to wood
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Old 03-28-2017, 12:13 PM   #649
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Dealer says Crusader out of warranty

I have a 2013 295RST Crusader that is showing signs of wear on the kitchen slide out.
Was told by a Dealer since this is 3 years out of warranty it will cost $1300.00 for parts and labor not including tax.
Thing is I brought the unit in for the wear problem under warranty in Sept of 2013. They did NOT install the plastic parts but just tapped the Darco. I guess I'm lucky it hasn't shown up till now.

My question to the group, does anyone have a good contact address for Prime Time or Forest River about this? I might need to bump this up past the dealer.

I reminded the Dealer about the work performed, even said "send me the parts I'll do it myself" (Waiting to hear back from them) On that note, has anyone done this install? and how difficult? (used to be a Mechanic 20 years ago) Did you have trouble with screws breaking etc?

thanks for any info!
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:07 PM   #650
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Is there any type of tape that works I can use to prevent mine from getting worse like thick duct tape?
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I would avoid duct tape since it will just bind up as it tries to slide over the wear bars. I would recommend getting it fixed sooner than later.
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Is there any type of tape that works I can use to prevent mine from getting worse like thick duct tape?
rv under belly tape.
https://www.amazon.com/VP-Products-F.../dp/B0009LIE6M
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Gotta love Amazon.....their link for that product shows an optional 4 year product protection plan. Does that mean when their tape wears out they'll keep sending you a new roll?
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Gotta love Amazon.....their link for that product shows an optional 4 year product protection plan. Does that mean when their tape wears out they'll keep sending you a new roll?
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Is there any type of tape that works I can use to prevent mine from getting worse like thick duct tape?
I see the tape as being soft and would compress thus allowing it to stick to the rollers and tearing. this post is so huge that I gave up trying to find a part number and contact for ordering the repair kit from Forest River.

My 2 large slides do not have and wear or tearing. My bedroom slide driven by Swintek has the same issue as you describe. I took a PVC gutter, cut the sides off and used the bottom piece. I used a heavy duty double sided tape in 2 rows to attach it and it has worked for several years. The rollers on the bed room side are shorter than the main slide so the gutter was wide enough. Several posters has referenced a source for polyethylene with adhesives on one side but I have lost it's location in the answers.

As a side note keep close attention on the bottom sides to make sure water has not begun to rot the flooring in the corners. I used some aluminum drip edges for roofs to place under the side trim and allowed it to go under and sealed with Dicor. My bedroom slide had rot in both corners that I repaired. Found that the corner trim pieces on the 4 corners were not sealed well. I removed them caulked with Dicor and also pulled the strips back and covered the head of the screws. A number of months ago a poster posted pictures of his.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:13 PM   #656
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Was this hard to install? A friend gave me her ex husbands 66 Ton Bottle Jack so now I can call PT and see if I can get them to send me the material then I can lift the ends of each slide and install B4 mine gets bad or any worse
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Dealer did my install under warranty.
Wouldn't think it's too difficult if you're fairly handy.
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What Actually causes the slide out wearing thru that piece of black material? PT told me it was debris but I don't buy that? Trying to see how to fix it so it doesn't rip the fix I installed over the weekend?
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They use the lowest grade plywood for the bottoms. Uneven with lots of voids. Cause skipping of the voids and the covering is very thin, not glued completely to the bottom.

It is NOT debris regardless of what they say. There are at least a hundred posts on issues with the bottoms and I have not seen one poster say the factory told them it was debris.
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What Actually causes the slide out wearing thru that piece of black material? PT told me it was debris but I don't buy that? Trying to see how to fix it so it doesn't rip the fix I installed over the weekend?
there are rollers mounted to the main floor and the slide outs move on these rollers causing wear also.
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