RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Excel Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login

Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Anyone had experience extending only bedroom?

Hi,

We have a '05 33 RSE with multiple slide problems. We are going to SC
for repairs. On the way there (3 days) we have decided not to extend
the sofa side or table side slides since they may not retract. We are wondering if
extending only the bedroom slide could cause problems. Anyone done this?

Thanks,
Vince
__________________

Retread is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-12-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
450Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,OR
Posts: 3,138
I open one at a time a lot. Because of where I park at home I cannot get the LR slide open totally so it is usually open partially or not at all. What is going on with your slides?
__________________

__________________
Don and Lorri
2007 Dodge 3500 dually
Resident Dummy.
450Donn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Excel Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Farmington NM
Posts: 1,822
It wont be a problem. What is wrong with your slides?
chief02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks for the reply. Do you use the unit when only one is extended. We are worried about our weight in the bedroom - although only about 260 lbs for both of us.

Problems are uneven (bottoms flush to wall with tops several inches from wall) and a loud rhythmic grinding noise on extension/retraction - I think an inner roller or two has bad bearings.

Vince
Retread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Workshop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,334
When I owned my 2001 33RLE, I didn't have a problem extending just the bedroom slide. The distrubation of weight wouldn't be a problem for your purpose. The bedroom slide is over the front landing gear and will provide all the support you need. When at home and had to work on the unit...if all the slides were in...I had no problems extending any of the slides by itself.
__________________
2000 Alpenlite, 29 ft Valhalla - 2014 F350
Workshop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 11:06 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks to all

Thanks to all for your info. We'll sleep soundly.

Vince
Retread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
450Donn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,OR
Posts: 3,138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retread View Post

Problems are uneven (bottoms flush to wall with tops several inches from wall) and a loud rhythmic grinding noise on extension/retraction - I think an inner roller or two has bad bearings.

Vince
And you can't find someone locally that knows how to adjust them? That is going to be one expensive trip just to have the slides adjusted. At least that is what it sounds like to me. I'll bet once they are properly adjusted the crunching will go away.
__________________
Don and Lorri
2007 Dodge 3500 dually
Resident Dummy.
450Donn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Excel Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Don,

You are right about it being an expensive trip although we will vacation some on the return trip. We have had several bad experiences with the local Excel dealer (we bought the unit elsewhere from a good dealer). There are other repairs to be done and the making the trip will be less aggravation than having to deal with inadequate repairs. We have been very satisfied with SC crew's work in the (distant) past.

Again thanks for your input.

Vince and Jeanne
Retread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
wa8yxm's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 24,022
ON a multiple slide rig, if the leveling jacks work properly (Mine do not) opening just one slide will cause exactly ZERO problems. (Unless that one slide fails that is)

Since my jacks are a bit "Soft" I often put out just one slide to assist in leveling.. Works great. Next major MH project is fixing the jacks.. I do know what is wrong and where to get the part.
__________________

__________________
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.