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Old 11-07-2019, 08:33 PM   #1
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new to camper ownership...Slide seems hung up

I bought a older 31 ft Salem with super slide, I tried to move super slide out and the bottom goes out but top stays put. Is there a latch or something I need to open so it goes out?
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I bought a older 31 ft Salem with super slide, I tried to move super slide out and the bottom goes out but top stays put. Is there a latch or something I need to open so it goes out?

Possible but if so, you should readily see it & it would be on both ends. I could be a simple locking bar that needs to be released.

On the other hand, you mention older but not how old. If its been closed for a while it just may be stuck to the seal(s). Start moving it out, then give the top of the slide a good hard push & see if it breaks loose.
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There are also safety stops that may be on top of the slide
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:24 PM   #4
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more then likely you are not level or there is a bigger issue
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:50 PM   #5
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Check to make sure you are not getting hung up on a cupboard door. This happend to me and it almost ripped the door off its hinges. Now I always check to make sure the cupboard door is closed and latched before extending my slide.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:14 PM   #6
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Check to make sure you are not getting hung up on a cupboard door. This happend to me and it almost ripped the door off its hinges. Now I always check to make sure the cupboard door is closed and latched before extending my slide.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:07 PM   #8
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If the slide has a slide topper (awning), check the release latch at the end of the roller. It is supposed to be in the permanently unlatched position, but we had one that was hung up and had to release it manually. It did the exact same thing that your slide is doing.
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one thing to check make sure no one put anything on to of slide thinking it could be a great storage shelf. That would be a no no and slide would not open at to for sure.
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It is level. I just checked that out yesterday! Thanks for responding
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it is a 2003 and it was closed and winterized by previous owner 2 weeks ago. I did not see any latches. Locking bar would be located where? Thanks for responding


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Possible but if so, you should readily see it & it would be on both ends. I could be a simple locking bar that needs to be released.

On the other hand, you mention older but not how old. If its been closed for a while it just may be stuck to the seal(s). Start moving it out, then give the top of the slide a good hard push & see if it breaks loose.
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If there are safety stops what do I need to do to get it to release?


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Will check, Thanks


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Check to make sure you are not getting hung up on a cupboard door. This happend to me and it almost ripped the door off its hinges. Now I always check to make sure the cupboard door is closed and latched before extending my slide.
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If the slide has a slide topper (awning), check the release latch at the end of the roller. It is supposed to be in the permanently unlatched position, but we had one that was hung up and had to release it manually. It did the exact same thing that your slide is doing.
No awning over slide. thanks for responding!
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it is a 2003 and it was closed and winterized by previous owner 2 weeks ago. I did not see any latches. Locking bar would be located where? Thanks for responding

If there are locking bars they would be at the ends of the slide. It would be hinged in the middle & you would either push the up or down to lock/unlock them.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:04 PM   #16
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look for something like this the older slides used these.
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Old 02-01-2020, 08:28 PM   #17
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update

Got it! I wasnt holding button long enough!
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Got it! I wasnt holding button long enough!
Ah, the old "not holding the button long enough" issue. I think some of us have been there before. At least it was an easy fix!!
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according to my better half (her words) Im always wrong!
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