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Old 08-17-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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Raising A Slide

We have a 2005 Monaco Knight 38PDQ. The left (engine) side of our front road side slide drags and leaves wood shavings on the carpet.

I see a plate on the end of the slide gear rack with 2 jack screws and 2 nuts that lock the plate to the slide wall.

Can I use a floor jack to take the load off the jack screws, loosen those locking nuts, and jack that end of the slide room up 1/4"? Then lock it back down?

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Old 08-17-2019, 04:26 PM   #2
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You may check under the slide itself, on mine there is a roller with an adjusting screw that you can use to raise up the slide. I had to this as mine was dragging on the tile.
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:27 PM   #3
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You should search this Monaco owners forum for wood chips or wood shaving on bed slide. Many have documented corrections for this common problem
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Just raising the slide may resolve the symptom but not the problem. It can also have unintended consequences. Look at it in depth and try to determined what caused it to drag.
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Look for rot on the bottom edges of the slides. It's a common problem for Monaco/HR coaches of our era.
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We have a 2005 Monaco Knight 38PDQ. The left (engine) side of our front road side slide drags and leaves wood shavings on the carpet.

I see a plate on the end of the slide gear rack with 2 jack screws and 2 nuts that lock the plate to the slide wall.

Can I use a floor jack to take the load off the jack screws, loosen those locking nuts, and jack that end of the slide room up 1/4"? Then lock it back down?

Mike and Deb Fry
2005 Monaco Knight 38PDQ and American Car Dolly

Specifically which slide are you talking about? Your coach has 4 slides. You mention 'front road slide'. Many coaches of that era are flush floor slides on that particular slide with no rollers-basically slide on plastic plates. If that is your situation, I'd carefully look at the under side of the slide and see if there is any water damage (as Mark mentioned above). Going the 'guardian plate' route might be a good alternative. (google 'guardian plate by Tallin').

If it's not a flush floor slide, they you will have rollers of some sort. But you'll need to investigate why the slide has dropped down to the point of dragging. Again Guardian Plates might be an answer, especially if you have any rot damage.
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It is the flush floor slide

Thank you all. There is some rot of the outermost layer of plywood. I'll have to sand this and dress the edge with a Guardian or one of those plastic skis.

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Thank you all. There is some rot of the outermost layer of plywood. I'll have to sand this and dress the edge with a Guardian or one of those plastic skis.

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That's likely your problem. Monaco built a great coach, but the floors of the slides were definitely lacking. Talin has come up with a good fix. There are several youTube videos on it.
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