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Old 09-16-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Denver
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front slide out makes horrible noise when driving

The front of my full wall slide out makes an awful screeching noise when driving down the road. It will be quiet sometimes, other times it is so bad you want to jump out while the vehicle is moving. I'm sure it is related to road surface, but i don't get any noise from the rear section of the slideout whatever the road is like. the noise is coming from the upper corner where the motor is.

The slideout goes in and out fine, but the traveling noise is awful.

Any recommendations?

Please and thank you.
2016 Forester 3051SF
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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did you get an answer? i just created something similar. i posted this recently without an answer.....

i sprayed the slide seals on all 4 sides on a new fr3 30ds. After doing so and drawing in the couch/kitchen table slide, while driving down the road the slide appears to be moving front of rv to back of rv when hitting big bumps. The cables all seem to be fine with proper tension, but i believe the rollers under the slideout got sprayed too and now are slick to the point that the whole slideout is slipping making a fairly loud noise when it moves. You can feel the vibration on the rv floor as you watch the slideout move front of rv to back back of rv ( about a 1/2 in max) all while hearing what appears the weight of the slideout bearing onto the white rollers "sideways".

i did my best to clean up that appropriate spray off of all non wiper sealing gaskets and all rollers underneath in hopes of creating more friction. im going to let it dry overnight and ill update tomorrow.

Does anybody know what that white powder is on the white rollers? Baby powder or something to give it a bit of grip to keep it from sliding sideways across the rollers?
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