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Old 07-18-2019, 03:03 PM   #1
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Large slide out problem

Ok.. well I went to open slide out like Iíve done numerous times before and only after jacks are down and this is what happened...slide started to open and then a big pop/bang was heard as if something busted.. brought the slide back in and noticed outside slide seemed out of alignment... what to do is my problem.. am I able to do anything or even should I make any attempt to again open since Iím leaving for Wilmington NC on the morrow.
Just looking for some common sense advice
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:37 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like the cross shaft between the gears broke--is yours a Lippert frame?
Most of the slides have one side pushed out by a ram or electric motor, and the other side is a follower connected by a cross shaft. If the slide moves out/in, but one side doesn't seem to want to stay even with the other, that is probably what broke. Need to cut into the belly cover along each of the slide arms to see if the cross shaft is turning on both ends.
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Old 07-20-2019, 08:26 PM   #3
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My 08 Alpine would do that most of the time with jacks down. I would start the slide out about 6Ē before putting down the jacks. That solved the problem.
What was happening was that the front upper corner of the slide was rubbing hard and sticking finally letting loose with a pop. It did not stick with the jacks still up.
I tried to adjust it but could not make any improvement. It always worked ok when I started the slide out before jacks went down.
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What did you end up doing?
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scorpodoc,
Disregard my post, did not realize this was an Alpine MH.
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Well, itís just as JL stated, it was the front top corner of the slide was catching and then popped when slide was moving out.. it happened mostly when jacks were down.. so JLís advice is right on.. I also grinded down some welding on that front corner and that helped a lot..
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Hmm. Should fit properly. Do the paint lines from the body wall match the slide wall when the slide is in?
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