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Old 08-19-2015, 01:34 PM   #4681
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Got the front wear strip made and trial fitted, made it 1" wider than the plastic one. Will now make one for the rear. To flipping hot to work outdoors now, so will make the other one in ac and install them when it cools off tonight or tomorrow morning.
The entertainment slide on our Rpckwood started screeching and squeaking sometime back. Spent several days lubing and trying to track it down. After posting a few pictures it was discovered there were no wear blocks under the entertainment / dinette slide and that there was under the sofa / kitchen slide. An e-mail with pictures and a phone call to FR netted me a 4' long X 1 1/2" piece of the wear strip material. After cutting and installing 2 wear strips no more screeching and squeaking when moving the slide in or out. My thanks for all the advice and help on this forum.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:14 PM   #4682
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How about a picture? Like to do the same myself. Thanks.
I will when I get the rear one made. Had to stop and do some errands and just got back on the forum. I am making them out of 0.032 aluminum, don't know if they'll last very long, but the thin plastic ones lasted 3+ yrs, so if they last that long, I'll be finished camping.
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The entertainment slide on our Rpckwood started screeching and squeaking sometime back. Spent several days lubing and trying to track it down. After posting a few pictures it was discovered there were no wear blocks under the entertainment / dinette slide and that there was under the sofa / kitchen slide. An e-mail with pictures and a phone call to FR netted me a 4' long X 1 1/2" piece of the wear strip material. After cutting and installing 2 wear strips no more screeching and squeaking when moving the slide in or out. My thanks for all the advice and help on this forum.
Hi Phone Guy. My slides were doing the same thing. In Goshen they removed the blocks and said they are not needed. The slide run smooth as silk now. Also lubed everything with dry lube, gears, track, gear packs. Rockwood techs know best in IMHO!
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I will when I get the rear one made. Had to stop and do some errands and just got back on the forum. I am making them out of 0.032 aluminum, don't know if they'll last very long, but the thin plastic ones lasted 3+ yrs, so if they last that long, I'll be finished camping.
That trailer is becoming a park model....next you'll want to borrow my DODGE so you'll be able to go to Florida!
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:59 PM   #4685
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That trailer is becoming a park model....next you'll want to borrow my DODGE so you'll be able to go to Florida!
You'll be lucky if that Dodge makes it out of Missouri without someone using it for ditch fill and you go buy a Duramax so you can get thru the Rockies.
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Old 08-20-2015, 05:34 AM   #4686
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I heard yours is the only flagstaff in the world with a level up system.

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I guess you can call it that after they replaced the ram they welded in some gussets so I won't twist, he called my frame a pinto design, which I guess is different then your frame. These are some reinforcement pictures. This why they do not want to do a Rockwood/ Flagstaff again. They welded on it so to me they also own it.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:57 AM   #4687
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Sitting at a body shop while they swap my wheels and install new springs.

No shocks this go-round. I need to find somewhere to do it.

Doesn't someone here live in Branson, MO? I could use a recommendation for somewhere that could do install shocks on the camper and replace the ones on the truck.
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Bring a coat....it's chilly here at the KOA....Branson, MO.... Going to HD today to pick up material to install storage tube caps....had to buy new sewer hose, as the roads in Tenn. ate the one 's I had.
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Yesterday pulled the gray water valve as it has become impossible to operate. Last week it didn't close and it was fun to try and hook up the hose. Only cut one pipe and parts are due in tomorrow. Hope it goes well.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:37 AM   #4690
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Bring a coat....it's chilly here at the KOA....Branson, MO.... Going to HD today to pick up material to install storage tube caps....had to buy new sewer hose, as the roads in Tenn. ate the one 's I had.
LISTEN to your elders, buy 2 more 5" sq posts & caps while you can get them!

If nothing else, you can always sell them to one of your Left Coast camping buddies and make a few bucks.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:49 AM   #4691
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Going to start building a battery box on the front of our v lite, that will house a small battery operated compressor. Want a battery selector and shut off switch and volt meter built in it.
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Bring a coat....it's chilly here at the KOA....Branson, MO....
Yeah, we have coats buried somewhere.
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Maybe ....OC, did you call ahead and tell Silver Dollar City we were coming today? Went out there a d their closed TODAY! Linda said...Missouri sucks! We'll look on lap top later to see if open tomorrow....another night in Brandon!:
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Maybe ....OC, did you call ahead and tell Silver Dollar City we were coming today? Went out there a d their closed TODAY! Linda said...Missouri sucks! We'll look on lap top later to see if open tomorrow....another night in Brandon!:
Most folks would have consulted the calendar.
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Most folks would have consulted the calendar.
Key word...most......storage tubes on hold..Linda just bought a wall clock at this stored procedure and any...I'm sitting' down, 500 green backs! She's tak'in Frankie shopping next....in Florida! Lol
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Most folks would of by-passed Missouri......Linda's taking Frankie shopping...she just bought a 500 dollar wall clock...guess the storage tubes are on hold!
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I will when I get the rear one made. Had to stop and do some errands and just got back on the forum. I am making them out of 0.032 aluminum, don't know if they'll last very long, but the thin plastic ones lasted 3+ yrs, so if they last that long, I'll be finished camping.
Got the rear one made and installed. Took the 2 wear blocks off and you could see that the blocks were what messed up the plastic wear strips. Got the LCI slide runners to use and will fab a couple of angle clips to hold them due to the fact that we removed the carpet and there is nothing for the points to grab.

Suggest anyone making their own wear strips to increase the length at least 1" on the curved end so when you get them installed, you can bend the excess over flat and secure it with a screw. I didn't and just Gorilla glued the entire curved surface. If it doesn't hold, I will make new ones with the extra 1" on the front.
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Do to school starting, Silver Dollar City closed all week.
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Old 08-20-2015, 01:27 PM   #4699
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Do to school starting, Silver Dollar City closed all week.
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Got the rear one made and installed. Took the 2 wear blocks off and you could see that the blocks were what messed up the plastic wear strips. Got the LCI slide runners to use and will fab a couple of angle clips to hold them due to the fact that we removed the carpet and there is nothing for the points to grab.

Suggest anyone making their own wear strips to increase the length at least 1" on the curved end so when you get them installed, you can bend the excess over flat and secure it with a screw. I didn't and just Gorilla glued the entire curved surface. If it doesn't hold, I will make new ones with the extra 1" on the front.
Don't you two have a geritol meeting or something to attend?

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Do to school starting, Silver Dollar City closed all week.
According to the SDC calendar, they are open tomorrow 10-6, Sat 9:30-6 & Sun 10-6. Get Linda to open & interpret the calendar for you.
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