Slide-out plastic runners cracking from age.
I have a Forest River Rockwood Windjammer 3065W that we purchased in 2011 with three slide-outs. We have owned bumper-pull travel trailers since 1974. So we have been through many models and by far this is our favorite trailer. However, with each trailer eventually, you encounter new problems.
This Christmas season, after having the trailer parked for about four months, we decided to open it up and do some maintenance. When I opened the slides I noticed what appears to be a plastic runner left on the carpet on the bedroom slide. Today, I inspected all the slides and noticed the plastic from the bottom of each slide is cracking and in three of the six cases damaged. The plastic serves as the frictionless track that glides over the carpet. If not fixed I suspect it will do damage and get worse. I am guessing this is from aging. The black plastic is cracking and broken. I suspect I will have to replace the bottom plastic and to do so will require removing each slide in turn and removing the old and replacing it with the new.
Has anyone else encountered this problem and had it repaired? I look forward to reading the responses.
Terry - De Leon Springs, Florida