Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10
28dds slide out - possible alignment issue?

okay I'll do my best to describe this. Brand new 2012 Catalina Deluxe 28DDS. What I'm about to describe may have been this way upon delivery but I don't recall noticing it (and I have a pretty critical eye). What I have noticed is that when we pull the slide in it is sealing tight from top to bottom on the forward side but not towards the rear of the trailer. On the rear side it is sealing tight at the top but barely compressing the gasket at the bottom of the slide. I can't see or find anything that is stopping or preventing the slide from sealing up tighter in this area. I am also noticing some uneven gear wear on the forward side, which is indicative of some misallignment. I work in the automotive industry where we use pretty tight tolerances which I wouldn't expect to see in the trailer industry but I do expect the slide to seal up tight and uniformly. I plan on taking the trailer back to the dealer to have this looked at after Labor day. So my question to the other 28DDS or other similar model coachmen owners is: Have you noticed a similar issue of uneven sealing or uneven gear wear on your slide outs?

Thanks - Kevin
kj4278 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #2
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by kj4278 View Post
okay I'll do my best to describe this. Brand new 2012 Catalina Deluxe 28DDS. What I'm about to describe may have been this way upon delivery but I don't recall noticing it (and I have a pretty critical eye). What I have noticed is that when we pull the slide in it is sealing tight from top to bottom on the forward side but not towards the rear of the trailer. On the rear side it is sealing tight at the top but barely compressing the gasket at the bottom of the slide. I can't see or find anything that is stopping or preventing the slide from sealing up tighter in this area. I am also noticing some uneven gear wear on the forward side, which is indicative of some misallignment. I work in the automotive industry where we use pretty tight tolerances which I wouldn't expect to see in the trailer industry but I do expect the slide to seal up tight and uniformly. I plan on taking the trailer back to the dealer to have this looked at after Labor day. So my question to the other 28DDS or other similar model coachmen owners is: Have you noticed a similar issue of uneven sealing or uneven gear wear on your slide outs?

Thanks - Kevin
There is a can on the front slide which may need to be adjusted out just a little to get the back to close at the same time.
See page 15 in the manual
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Slide out manual.pdf (1.54 MB, 59 views)
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
alignment

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:18 PM.