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Old 04-03-2020, 03:38 PM   #1
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Slide out floor is coming loose.

Doing a walk around and found on end of my bedroom slideout floor is coming loose. Maybe a 1/8 to 1/4" sag right on the end. The other end is good. I know this is not unheard of. What is the common cure? I'm thinking of replacing the molding along the edge with a piece of aluminum angle that will wrap underneath and give some support.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:03 AM   #2
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I ran across this video on why bedroom slideout floors might get wet and that there is a piece of metal available for repair. It takes a while for him to get to the point, but he does point out WHY it happened.

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Old 04-04-2020, 08:21 AM   #3
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First, does your slide out have a metal strip along the bottom, then below that is the slide out floor covered by the the black dacor material? If this describes your slide it may be more than just coming loose. Let's hope not.

You have your unit shown as a 2016 so it probably is this configuration. In dealing with this issue myself I have found several things that may help you.

On the issue of the floor being loose. It is possible that it is the only thing wrong. The only thing holding the slide out floor to the slide walls are the small 11/2 " screws going through the small metal trim along the bottom. Was amazed at this. In doing my repair I went up through the bottom of the slide floor into the aluminum slide wall framing with 2" self tapping screws. I then installed 1 1/2" aluminum angle. As you are considering. I slid the angle up behind the fiberglass sidewall. I used 1 1/2" stainless screws and used the same holes in the metal existing trim.

Now for the lets hope it is not this issue. My main problem and the reason I noticed the issue was. My wife noticed daylight under the slide wall while we were getting ready to head south before winter. What I found was that water had soaked thru the black dacor material, which if you do a search online is a common issue, this probably occurred the previous year, as the floor was completely dry when I tore it apart. I had to replace a 24 inch section on one end of our unit as it was particle board and completely fell apart. I did the angle and floor repair on the other 3 slide walls.

Hope this helps please let us know what you find. Good luck.
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