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Old 06-24-2020, 09:56 PM   #1
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Roller failure

Just came back from a weekend trip where one of our 6 slide out rollers failed. We have probably extended the slide out a total of 20 times in the last 3 years. (8200 miles on our 2018 MBS 2400W total. ) We had one of the rollers fail and it cut into the slide out. We fortunately got lucky and were able to retract the slide at the end of our trip. I think I found the correct replacement below. Do you all carry a spare or just hope they don't fail? I have lost confidence in this unit and don't want it to fail in the middle of nowhere.

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Old 06-24-2020, 11:48 PM   #2
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Just came back from a weekend trip where one of our 6 slide out rollers failed. We have probably extended the slide out a total of 20 times in the last 3 years. (8200 miles on our 2018 MBS 2400W total. ) We had one of the rollers fail and it cut into the slide out. We fortunately got lucky and were able to retract the slide at the end of our trip. I think I found the correct replacement below. Do you all carry a spare or just hope they don't fail? I have lost confidence in this unit and don't want it to fail in the middle of nowhere.



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What do you mean by “failed”? It looks intact. Seized up or what?

Forest River can supply stainless steel plates that sit between the roller and the slide or you can get them manufactured locally. They distribute the weight better and if you have a roller failure the stainless steel will help,protect the slide bottom.

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Sorry I should have been specific. Looks like the internal bearings failed. the white nylon plastic is still intact but I think the bearings failed because the slide out now is scraping on the black metal behind the roller. The roller is now sitting below the black metal plate, where the other 5 rollers are above the metal plate.
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Thanks NXR, I have been looking at postings of guys that put sheet metal under there. Definitely going to get some sheet metal locally and put it on the underside. Again I got lucky this time, but the wife and I were planning on a trip to North Dakota in about a month and I don't want to get stranded somewhere out there if another one fails and we can't close the slideout.
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It's not really sheet metal. It's fairly thick and they are quite heavy. Sheet metal likely would just dent.

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