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Old 09-22-2021, 11:24 PM   #1
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FR3 slide won't go completely out

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I have enough for three ds30 in the slide won't go out completely it goes about 3/4 of the way. We were out camping and getting ready to come home and when I brought the slide in there was pop noise and it came all the way and I didn't think anything of it. But when we got home and tried to put the slide out to clean it it would only go out to about 3/4 extension. Cuz this happened to anyone the cable seem to be tension properly it's just won't go out. We're kind of at a loss of what to do and I'm 5 hours away from my normal RV maintenance repair place.
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Old 09-23-2021, 03:36 AM   #2
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You are not alone. https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...de-189359.html Could be electrical (does it make any noise not moving) Hard to get at...
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Old 09-23-2021, 07:03 AM   #3
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It's gonna be tough to do, but while the slide is all the way in check to make sure there is nothing on the roof of the slide to prevent it from going all the way out. This happened to my cousin. A tree branch somehow made it past the top slide seal and became lodged between the camper frame and the sealing edge of the slide itself. The stick was about an inch in diameter and like 9 inches long. As the slide came in it dragged the branch perpandicular to the frame prevening it from going out all the way. This may not be tour problem, but it might be though. Do you have a slide awning? If not, it's entirely possible.
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Old 09-23-2021, 08:57 AM   #4
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Thanks I'll check that. My slide has an awning I don't think anything was up there but I'll still check
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It could also be something inside the camper wedging between the facia or trim and the camper wall.
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It could also be something inside the camper wedging between the facia or trim and the camper wall.
Look really really really carefully underneath the slide to be absolutely certain there’s nothing caught up underneath.

Ask me how I know.
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Old 09-23-2021, 01:29 PM   #7
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Check underneath the slide I had the same issue and a roller was catching on the breacket
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Old 09-23-2021, 05:45 PM   #8
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Hello everyone,
I have enough for three ds30 in the slide won't go out completely it goes about 3/4 of the way. We were out camping and getting ready to come home and when I brought the slide in there was pop noise and it came all the way and I didn't think anything of it. But when we got home and tried to put the slide out to clean it it would only go out to about 3/4 extension. Cuz this happened to anyone the cable seem to be tension properly it's just won't go out. We're kind of at a loss of what to do and I'm 5 hours away from my normal RV maintenance repair place.
I saw a video where a text said the number one cause of that problem was flip-flops. And he meant somebody flip flop getting under the mechanism

I've never had a flip flop in there but I had a water bottle come flying through the coach and get underneath the slide and then when the slide tried to go out it went out all but the last 8 inches. Damned of a problem until I finally got smart and looked and saw that it was something physically obstructing it
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:21 PM   #9
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Look inside where the wall and slide come together. I had the same thing happen once w/ a blanket and once w/ a dog bone toy. It went in, but stopped when it stuck coming out. This is in my Cedar Creek w/ hydraulic slides.
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