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Old 08-07-2015, 07:13 AM   #1
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Slide problems

On my 2006 40fdqs the passenger side slide has the large chains, on the rear of the slide the bottom chain is tight but the top chain has some slack in it an it rattles like crazy. Are the chains suppose to be tight and if so how do you adjust them. any help would be appreciated. Thanks Brian

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:33 PM   #2
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Because it is a rear chain, you have a problem because the pantry wall all but eliminates the possibility of access to the adjustment of the chain attach point. I did quite a bit of work on all four of my chains due to broken rollers. The front two were very easy, but the back two were a real challenge, there just isn't much room to work there.

If you look at your front chain guide carrier assembly bolted vertically to the wall you will see a carrier that is actuated by the hydraulic cylinder. The cylinder is bolted to this carrier block that slides the chain either up or down the wall, thus pushing or pulling the over-center locking chain to extend or retract the room slide. There is a threaded bolt attach point that you can make minor adjustments to reduce slack in the chain. I would caution, however, that you check both the extended and retracted chain positioning to make sure the chains are both pushing and pulling the exact amount to assure that the slide remains square to the outside wall.
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I saw that bolt when I looked at it but was reluctant to do anything. I will see what I can do. Thanks
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I adjusted the bolt all the way an it did not tighten the chain at all. Not sure what to do now, all I know is it's a rattling sucker going down the road. Bout decided to try wedging a broom handle against it to keep it from moving.
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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I can move the slide out just barely an it tightens it up.
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