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Old 09-06-2020, 11:04 PM   #1
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Pullout bunk stuck

One of the bunks on my Rockwood popup is stuck open and I can't budge it. Luckily this happened at home during trip prep and not at a campground. It's not the locking pins (they are fully disengaged) and I can't see anything else that is stuck or impeding the slides. It has to be something in the slide mechanism, a nut or broken roller or something else inside the slide. I don't see anything else to try except to disassemble the whole bunk and take apart the slides to see what's in there. Not looking fwd to it, but I doubt the dealers do house calls. Anything I should know before tackling that?
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Old 09-07-2020, 12:22 AM   #2
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but I doubt the dealers do house calls.
Is your rig under warranty? A mobile mechanic might be able to help. Contact Forest River to get approval first.
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Old 09-07-2020, 10:00 AM   #3
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Check the slides from inside on the bunk. There is something in there. Even a piece of material like a sheet, blanket, mattress topper could cause this. I say take the mattress out and look.
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Old 09-07-2020, 03:13 PM   #4
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I figured it out, but thanks Tigger and Snowbird for your thoughts nonetheless.


Usually I set the bed support poles on the second lowest of the four height adjustment slots. But this time, for no particular reason, I set the them on the highest one. The bed was a little balky pulling out but I didn't think much of it. Later when I went to push it in, it stuck fast after just a short travel. I slept on it last night (not literally on the stuck bed) and today thought, what did I do different setting up this time that might have caused this. The only thing I could think of was putting the supports in the higher slots. So I dropped them to the lowest, and the bed slid right in. Apparently the higher position was deflecting the bed upward just enough to cause the slide rails to bind.



Just another of the many, many things about trailering I've had to learn the hard way. One day I'll write a book.
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Just another of the many, many things about trailering I've had to learn the hard way. One day I'll write a book.
A book nobody will read because American men never read instruction manuals.

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