Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-24-2023, 03:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4
One side of slide out catching floor

Good day all. Currently on the road with my 2019 Salem 27RKS. This unit has one large slide out. This is a flush slide out that retracts to be just above floor level, then drops down during the last part of its travel to be flush with the floor. Last stop I noticed that one end of the slideout is catching the floor. If was just crumpling up the carpet so didnít think too much of it.

This stop, when we put out the slideout, the bottom edge caught the floor and has caused some significant damage to the facing of the slideout on that side. Now very hesitant to try and fully extend the slideout.

From my research so far, I have a lippert rack and pinion slide mechanism (most like a ď2 x 2 electric through frame slideoutĒ.

Any thoughts as to whatís causing this and how to fix?

Thanks!
Millsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 03:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
markb5900's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 729
See if this video is helpful

__________________
Mark B
2015 32 Foot Rockwood 8289WS 5th Wheel
2017 GMC 3/4 Ton TV
markb5900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 03:28 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks, will attempt a vertical adjustment once the penetrating oil settles in… although there’re was no mention of my specific issue.
Millsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 03:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
markb5900's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 729
There several on you tube about the Lippert system, I just picked that one to post, you might take a look.
__________________
Mark B
2015 32 Foot Rockwood 8289WS 5th Wheel
2017 GMC 3/4 Ton TV
markb5900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 03:51 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
markb5900's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 729
Are you hearing a clicking sound when you go in or out? Like a gear is skipping?
__________________
Mark B
2015 32 Foot Rockwood 8289WS 5th Wheel
2017 GMC 3/4 Ton TV
markb5900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 04:33 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks for responding. No clicking sounds, no abnormal behavior at all, it’s just like the one side of the slideout had dropped an inch or two, causing it to catch the floor.
Millsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 05:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
markb5900's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 729
Only other thing I would say to look at is the gear pack for that side.
Where the large steel rail is, next to the frame of the rv is a gear that the track rides on.
Might take a look and see if you broke it or lost a bearing there.
__________________
Mark B
2015 32 Foot Rockwood 8289WS 5th Wheel
2017 GMC 3/4 Ton TV
markb5900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 06:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 16,142
I have same type of slide. There is a "ramp" like piece ar each corner, hidden under carpet, that catches the bevel on the inside edge of slide frame and lifts it so the floor can now move freely into the trailer.

Piece may be broken or missing. Carpet can be lifted and if it's like mine, just stapled down.

If your slide is a "flush floor" type the floor at the inside is supported by slide frame and floor on the corner "ramp brackets" and a metal strip on bottom of slide opening.

The rollers support the rails that support the outside end of the slide and height adjustments at ends just center slide "room" in opening when retracted.

Unless the video on the Lippert site has been changed it shows an above floor slide, not flush floor. Different slide geometry and some adjustments shown don't work with flush-floor which became very apparent when I practically rebuilt my slide 2 seasons ago.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will." (Japanese Proverb)

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2023, 06:52 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 4
Thanks TitanMike! I will check it out- my slide is a flush floor type as i described in my OP (and as you have). Any insight then into why I would suddenly see this behaviour? Has something worn out/fallen off? I will compare to the othe end of the slideout to see any difference.
Millsb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2023, 05:19 PM   #10
Slide out master
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Elkhart
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Millsb View Post
Thanks TitanMike! I will check it out- my slide is a flush floor type as i described in my OP (and as you have). Any insight then into why I would suddenly see this behaviour? Has something worn out/fallen off? I will compare to the othe end of the slideout to see any difference.
You are prolly seeing this know because as time goes on and we use our slides the bolts that we tight down get loose and looser but these paticular bolts are only on one side of the slide on the other side of slide are welded so when it gets loos that allows it to go out father then the other side which I. Turn will make the floor catch when the slide is all the way out go on the out side of the coach and take a measure meant o. Each side from the glass to the metal t-rail or that so u can see if the slide is coming out square or not but if I were to guess Iím guessing g one side will come out 1/4 to 3/8 of inch father then the other side
caosoccer2729 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cat, floor, slide, slide out

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 PM.