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Old 02-20-2024, 01:56 PM   #1
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Slider Tips Out!

Hi guys I have a 23 Brookstone 398mbl. Every time I go around a left-hand turn the big kitchen slide tips out at least a foot or two. I went back to the dealer and had them check everything over. Their response was everything was within spec so they will have to get with Forest River for a solution. Forest Rivers solution is to give me a set of manual slide locks. I paid over 80k for this fifth wheel and am a little upset (to put it mildly) over this situation! Am I overreacting or is this really "industry standard" as Forest Rivers GM is stating to me?
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Old 02-20-2024, 04:52 PM   #2
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That doesn’t sound normal. What type of slide mechanism do you have?
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Old 02-20-2024, 06:45 PM   #3
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I believe it's a electric gear driven so rack n pinion I'm guessing?
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Old 02-20-2024, 07:12 PM   #4
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The older units had a guard (stick) that you put on top of the slide when closed to keep the slide closed while driving.

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Old 02-24-2024, 01:43 PM   #5
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That is totally not normal. We have a chaparral 360ibl which is a similar config.

The dinette slide should not budge when retracted. The through-frame slide mechanism holds the bottom of the slide tight to the wall. If the opening at the top is sized correctly the slide could possibly move 1/2 out at the top(wild guess based on the opening in the wall) but it would take a lot of force to make the heavy slide room tip outward.

Something is not right with either:
1-slide mechanism
2-the floor flange that the slide rides on
3-the wall opening vs slide box fit spacing is too big
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The older units had a guard (stick) that you put on top of the slide when closed to keep the slide closed while driving.

That's what the slide locks are that the OP mentioned.
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Old 02-24-2024, 07:19 PM   #7
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Call the manufacturer of the slide mechanism direct and see what they say. I quit dealing with my dealer on problems three months after we bought the trailer. Their customer service after the sale was awful. I have dealt direct with manufacturers of both the trailer (East to West) and the components (Furrion and Dometic) with very good results.
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That's what the slide locks are that the OP mentioned.
Correct. They were a normal part of keeping a slide in.
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Old 02-24-2024, 09:46 PM   #9
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I have a large slide out in my 2017 toy hauler and never had this issue. They are handing you a line of **** just to get you off the phone.
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