Newbe (me) closed main slide-out on the rear door of my 08 Sandpiper
OK while showing off my new (used 2008) Sandpiper, I closed the main slide-out on the rear door (the "stop was broken), allowing the slide out to hit the door, when it was retracted and two things happened. The door was bent (not too bad), but the lower hinge was bent badly. I need to know where I can get a replacement hinge, the damaged one is not going to be easy to fix. Second, when the slide-out grabbed the rear door, the rear rack & pinion skipped a couple of teeth, and will not close flush (a 1 1/2 to 2 inch gap). There has to be a way to get it back aligned, where even I could fix the issue.
I would take it to a dealer, but it is up on a hillside, way back in the woods, and I have no truck to pull the 5th wheel.
I am a novias, but you would think that the engineering department would have allowed a design to keep this from happening. At the end of the day, my bad.