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Old 10-22-2020, 09:07 AM   #1
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How to raise the lead edge of the slide

Due to some water damage and a delamination of the floor between the sub-floor and the insulation ( floor was spongy) I have started to replace the vinyl floor with a LVT plank floor.

I have a 2016 Heritage Glen 368RLBHK, with a living room slide with a pair of loungers and table and 4 chairs and a Kitchen slide with the fridge, stove, fireplace and outdoor kitchen.

The living room slide moves up about 1/2" before it starts to travel in, which then clears the plank flooring fine

The kitchen slide does not move up very much, before it starts to travel in. It then will catch on the floor.. I have watched the videos on how to adjust the slides from underneath, but if I adjust the slide so the floor clears, there is a 3" gap on the outside at the top of the slide..

Is there a way to raise the whole slide by 1/2" so it has more floor clearance? ie ramp adjustment?

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Old 10-22-2020, 12:36 PM   #2
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Do you know what type slide mechanism both slides use?
Are they the same?
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:17 PM   #3
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Both slides are Lippert mechanisms with the rams and the gear teeth
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:02 AM   #4
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If the gear racks are under the bottom they're through frame slides. There are vertical adjustments on the outboard flanges of the racks and you'll have to shim up the rollers in order to lift the whole room up.

If you can post some pictures of the room inside and outside that you need to lift we may be able to help more.
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Old 10-23-2020, 11:43 AM   #5
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i took some pictures the
1. living room slide with the slide fully open..
2. living room slide with the slide closed about 4" the leading edge has raised up 1/2 to 3/4 inches. good floor clearance
3. kitchen slide closed about 4". leading edge is touching the subfloor .. not enough room for new flooring
4. kitchen slide closed about 4". leading edge is touching the subfloor .. less clearance than other side .. rubs along subfloor .. not enough room for new flooring
5. 3 pictures of underside of kitchen slide

yesterday I loosened the brackets at the front of the slide mechanism and lowered the vertical bolt to have the slide tip down a little, according to the videos, but a large gap opened up at the top when the slide was closed, so that was not a solution.

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Old 10-23-2020, 11:47 AM   #6
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here are the 2 last pictures
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Old 10-23-2020, 12:22 PM   #7
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Looks like you need to shim the rollers under the kitchen slide and raise it up on the outboard brackets so that it clears even if you weren't planning on installing new flooring.
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:52 PM   #8
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Are you aware of a older post that has links or explains how to do this?
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Old 10-23-2020, 07:06 PM   #9
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I've seen a couple of YouTube videos about these slides, but I can't recall them right off.

A search for adjusting through frame slide outs should turn something you can use up.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:31 PM   #10
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I have that same setup and you need to raise the vertical adjustment bolt up go 2 turn then test it and adjust as needed.i adjusted mine few month ago my kitchen slide was low on one end almost rubbing the floor fact it almost broke the trim. after i made the adjustment fixed it.
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