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Old 05-01-2018, 06:57 PM   #1
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Slide: 1 inch gap when slide is in

Sorry if this is redundant. I've been searching for a while and can find lots of threads on slides, some on alignment, but haven't yet found one that directly addresses this .. although I KNOW I've read posts before when just browsing

When I retract the full wall slide on driver's side (2018 DS 4018) there is a gap at various points around the perimeter where it should be sealed. the gap is kind of uneven; can be 1/4" at front top, to 1" at front bottom .. will run wider on the bottom as I run my finger from front to back, then maybe kind of narrow at rear bottom, and wide again at rear top.

Have extended and retracted once since first spotting this in the am as we left one camp to travel to another. Can't swear to it, but it might be slightly worse now after the re-use.

Waiting to hear back from Newmar in the morning to see if they can walk me through trouble-shooting on the phone or if I have to re-route and stop by a service center along the way.

Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and what it might be? Service mgr on the phone said it is likely a "gear adjustment" that is fixable, but a bit complicated ...hence the call into Newmar.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:11 PM   #2
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It depends on your brand of slide mechanism. Some can be synchronized by opening 1/2 way and closing them a few times and hold the switch until they synchronize. I've had to do that with our Schwintech system. I did it and it was successful. Others may require a technician to make some adjustment.
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Sorry if this is redundant. I've been searching for a while and can find lots of threads on slides, some on alignment, but haven't yet found one that directly addresses this .. although I KNOW I've read posts before when just browsing

When I retract the full wall slide on driver's side (2018 DS 4018) there is a gap at various points around the perimeter where it should be sealed. the gap is kind of uneven; can be 1/4" at front top, to 1" at front bottom .. will run wider on the bottom as I run my finger from front to back, then maybe kind of narrow at rear bottom, and wide again at rear top.

Have extended and retracted once since first spotting this in the am as we left one camp to travel to another. Can't swear to it, but it might be slightly worse now after the re-use.

Waiting to hear back from Newmar in the morning to see if they can walk me through trouble-shooting on the phone or if I have to re-route and stop by a service center along the way.

Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and what it might be? Service mgr on the phone said it is likely a "gear adjustment" that is fixable, but a bit complicated ...hence the call into Newmar.
The drivers side wall slide is programmable. The controller is mounted to the top of the basement ceiling about mid way of the slide. Call Newmar @ 1 800-731-8300 and they will walk you through the procedure to reset the slide parameters. I just completed this same work about a month ago to correct this very problem.
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Thanks. I'll be talking with them in the morning and will re post with outcome
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