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Old 12-06-2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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Slide roller improper installation

My 24' one piece slide won't close all the way and the dealer says it's because the rollers are hitting the facia and blocking the slide from closing properly. Recommending to "notch" the facia to allow the slide to seat all the way. Sounds like improper installation of the rollers on my 2016 Sunseeker. Curious if anyone has found a similar problem & recommendation. Dealer is one of the biggest well respected in my area.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:59 AM   #2
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Are you saying the slide rollers are extending out past the sidewall? Slides that are adjusted correct should compress the slide gasket about 50% there is no need for it to fit tight to the rig. A picture would help.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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The rear of slide compresses the gasket as you've described, leaves about an inch gap from side wall. The front end of slide is the problem, it's not compressing the gasket properly and leaves a gap of 1 /14 or sometimes slightly more. You can see a couple teeth on the bottom gear rack so it's very obviously not closing properly.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:24 AM   #4
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You description make me wonder if the slide hasn't become misaligned and not a roller problem. Maybe it has jumped some teeth on one side or the other I would think this could be easily checked.
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Old 12-08-2019, 12:02 PM   #5
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Yep, it could be. I'm pretty sure it's been like this from day 1. I wrote to Forrest River and asked them to talk to the dealer about the problem, hopefully they'll have a better suggestion than notching the facia, and maybe they'll cover some of the repair even thought it's 2 years past the warranty. Thanks for your response.
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Old 12-08-2019, 01:53 PM   #6
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the slide

I have a Coachman Catalina and the same situation arose with my slide, I did not notice it when I picked it up. The rear gasket was completely compressed, the front barely contact the body of the trailer. I am not sure what made the slide "jump the gear" or if it was like that when I purchased it. I did get a branch stuck in the slide when I was closing the slide a couple of trips back, not sure??????

I unbolted the slide gear on the front slide bar, it sounds easier then it was, measured the back position of the slide when it was open, set the front measurement to the same by pushing the front of the slide in to match the rear measurement, now both ends of the slide meet the trailer wall at the same time , and compress the gasket the same.

took me about 2 hours to align the slide and button everything up. Why did I do it myself, well the dealer I purchased the trailer from is 5 hours away from me.

Good luck with yours, and many years of happy and safe traveling!
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