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Old 09-04-2016, 10:38 AM   #1
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Why would this be?

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Weather is good so it's time to look for any more QUALITY or lack of issues, I came across this, one slide has a little float at the ram but this one has a lot, thing is I don't know which one is correct or if they should be loose at all.
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I would not think they should be loose like this but going to check mine. It's at the storage yard right now so I can't just go out in the driveway to check.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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It's not loose. That is a slide adjustment for in and out travel and allows for even travel of the slide if there is more than one attached to the slide.
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That's a through frame slide. On page 16 of this manual it tells you how to adjust the nuts. They're not supposed to be snug against the bracket on both sides.
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Based on the rust pattern on the bolt, it looks like that lower nut has moved recently.
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They should be tight against both sides of the bracket.
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Using general engineering practices as a guide, if it was suppose to be that way there would be another locking nut on the bottom like above. Doesn't look right to me either.
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Agree with Bama. Read the manual to check the adjustments. It's got a lock nut on one side and 2 nuts to lock on the inner. Lack of corrosion on the inside is due to movement in and out.
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Agree with Bama. Read the manual to check the adjustments. It's got a lock nut on one side and 2 nuts to lock on the inner. Lack of corrosion on the inside is due to movement in and out.
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Using general engineering practices as a guide, if it was suppose to be that way there would be another locking nut on the bottom like above. Doesn't look right to me either.
Look closely, the bottom nut is a nylock nut and therefore a locking nut. It is correct.
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Look closely, the bottom nut is a nylock nut and therefore a locking nut. It is correct.
Yes I see it now. Makes sense but doesn't explain the clean threads. Especially the inside of the threads.

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Still say all the nuts should be tight against the bracket.
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Still say all the nuts should be tight against the bracket.
Yes. Movement that was meant to be would only keep the tips of the threads clean. Not deep into the threads.. It's basic people. If there was movement designed into this area, there would be a collar around the threads.
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That's a through frame slide. On page 16 of this manual it tells you how to adjust the nuts. They're not supposed to be snug against the bracket on both sides.
Thank you, reading this now it makes sense, typical cheap RV industry does not use a sleeve.
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Thank you, reading this now it makes sense, typical cheap RV industry does not use a sleeve.
i can't disagree with the cheap RV industry part.
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Thank you, reading this now it makes sense, typical cheap RV industry does not use a sleeve.
That would be typical cheap LCI components do not engineer anything well
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Thank you, reading this now it makes sense, typical cheap RV industry does not use a sleeve.
I will concede it is as it should be after reading the manual, but I, personally, would remove the bracket, enlarge the hole and make a tube spacer to protect the threads as the way it is now, after a few years of use, if you have to re-adjust it, the threads will be gone.
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Thank you, reading this now it makes sense, typical cheap RV industry does not use a sleeve.
If it was a fixed distance between nuts upon install then a sleeve could be used. It is a variable distance between nuts (periodic nut adjustments also have to be made after install in both directions) and I believe a sleeve would be impractical. JMO
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If it was a fixed distance between nuts upon install then a sleeve could be used. It is a variable distance between nuts (periodic nut adjustments also have to be made after install in both directions) and I believe a sleeve would be impractical. JMO

Then I would make different length sleeves. Once the threads are gone, further adjustments are difficult if not impossible.
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You could have a bracket with a short sleeve built in. Then it wouldn't be a bracket edge rubbing on the threads.

Still wonder why the clean threads. Maybe someone in manufacturing put thick grease on that section knowing it gets a lot of movement and scrapping.
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