Wobbling/Rocking Slide When Going Out
I have a 5 year old Rockwood Ultra Lite Fifth Wheel. I'm a fulltime RV'er and have lived in it since I bought it new. It has 40,000 miles of towing and has been border to border and coast to coast with stops at well over 200 different campgrounds. The main slide (electric thru frame slide) is for the sofa and dinette. It also has a slide topper that sags a little when it rains but has been doing so for a couple years with no problem.
About 2 months ago, when putting the slide out,, it started wobbling/rocking about 1/2 out. It continued going out and except for the wobbling/rocking everything appeared normal. It seals tight both while in and out with no leaks. The motor is not hesitating or sounding unusual. Like I said, everything appears normal except for the wobbling/rocking about half way out. It does not do it when it is coming in (retracted). I've looked underneath and do not see anything out of the ordinary.
One of my thoughts, since it happens going out but not in, is maybe the slide topper is jamming and releasing a couple of times while the slide is going out which would cause a temporary restriction at the top of the slide on the way out. It doesn't do it when the slide is coming in because the topper is retracting.
Has anyone run across this before? Any thoughts as to the cause? Thanks in advance.
2014 Ford F250 Lariat
2014 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8280 WS
Louisiana before, fulltiming since April 11, 2014