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Old 07-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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How to reposition the bedroom wardrobe slide?

Does anyone know how to adjust the fore and aft fit on the bedroom wardrobe slide on a 36í FDTS? Iíve got a bunch of good information regarding the care and feeding of the HWH hydraulic system, but absolutely nothing about centering the slide within the opening.
Lately Iíve been attempting to retrain the vertical slide seals on this unit to make sure the seals are positioned outboard with the slide extended. I have been positioning the slide about halfway out and then from the inside, I would push any portion of the seal outboard that is not following the extension movement. With the seals positioned correctly the slide was fully extended. This has worked very nicely, but during the last few extensions I noticed that I was unable to push the forward vertical seal to the outboard position because the normal extra space was no longer there. This only means only one thing, the slide position has drifted forward and must now be repositioned. I would imagine the next event will be the tearing of the seal. Any ideasÖ???

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Look under the slide at the arms the plates should be slotted if you loosen the nuts up and tap on it then tighten run the slide in and out it should move it. If I remember correct if tap on it in the oppsite direction of the way you want the box to move it will move in the direction you want it to go. Do small movements at a time measure the box to the opening on both sides to see how much the difference is.

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Old 07-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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You may have a problem with the HWH Sync Cylinder. Each hydraulic slide out has its own Sync Cylinder. If it goes bad or out of Sync, I have been told that you should take to an Authorized HWH service center to they can readjust/replace the Sync Cylinder. I have also been told that there is an extensive process to reset the Rams for proper Sync.
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Hi Dave,

I probably didn't do a very good job of explaining what I need to do to this slide. The extension and retraction sequencing works perfectly, there is no problem here with binding, one side activating before the other, or anything like that; so I don't believe there is a synchronizing problem. What seems to have happened is that the entire slide has shifted slightly forward leaving very little space for the forward vertical seal. Several extension and retraction cycles ago the forward and aft slide seal spacing was about equal, not so now. My primary concern is the possibility of damage to the forward slide seal due to the reduced clearance between the slide and coach walls during activation.

I see that there is a recessed slot in the outer surface of the slide bottom. I would imagine there might be an internal guide that rides in this slot and is adjustable, both fore and aft, to allow the slide to be centered in coach wall. Iíll be researching this tomorrow.
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