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Old 07-18-2016, 12:03 AM   #15
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Need pics Bob.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:49 AM   #16
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Craig,
In your previous post in this thread you said you made "box Jacks out of 2x3s put them on top of the slides". I don't understand that. I can understand if the jacks were to go in the roller tracks and lift the slide. As you can see by the pix there is almost no clearance between the subfloor and the slide. Put a test piece of flooring in and it got 'eaten' by the slide since it travels about three inches straight forward before it starts to cant upward. Can you give me the dimensions of the jacks you used and a explanation of exactly where they were installed?
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:53 PM   #17
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I emailed you pics yesterday. Did you get them. Also I stopped my flooring about an inch and a half from the metal ramps and installed a piece of small oak door casing under the lip of the ramps so the rollers had a ramp to roll on to the flooring. The casing is about an 1 1/2" wide rounded and then on the one side and thick on the other. I tucked it under the ramps so the weight of the slide on those ramps keeps it in place. The molding at it's thick side is the same height as the 7mm flooring. I don't have pictures of that. You also have to make sure the clearances at the corners are good. When I did ours I had the wife bring in the slide while I watched at the corners as the slide came in. If it was going to catch I had her stop before it did any damage. Yes it took some cutting and fitting to do that. Also one of the things I also did was replace the carpet on the slide so I a few inches to the from and the sides to help cover the openings.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:19 PM   #18
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Here's some pics for you Bob.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:22 PM   #19
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Here's how I terminated the flooring and installed the door casing as a ramp.
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On Pic #3 you need to jack up the slide and look at the roller. It maybe damaged or you have a screw that is sticking down from the top that's too long and it's catching your new flooring. I found a couple under my slide when I was doing this. If the roller is screwed up you can order new ones from Newmar on their website or call them. Also I had to replace some of the screws that hold the sheet metal ramps in place with tapered head screws because the factory put the wrong ones in and they were messing up the hard plastic on the rollers. In pic #1 you need to cut back the flooring to give it more clearance. That was the reason I replace the carpet and made it larger as you can see. When you install the jacks you bring the slide in and it tips up and the rollers come up off the floor. It will give you some clearance to check everything out and make adjustments, replace parts etc. Be ready with the vac it will be filthy under there too. I learned how to do this from a factory service guy in Indiana over the phone and he emailed me pics. This is how they do it at the factory.
Is this starting to make any sense now?
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Door frame casing under edge of ramp and carpet covering gap.
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That's the finished product Bob.
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Craig,

Thanks very much for the pix and the explanation. Yes, it is beginning to make more sense now. It seems replacing the carpet is necessary to cover the gap. So that's more work to be done. Did you buy something special for the rug or did someone bind it for you?
I will copy your comments and send them to my neighbor. I'm sure he will get a kick out of it.

When we were taking everything out my buddy helped me. He took out the drivers side wall panel and disconnected the HWH panel, unfortunately the wires were so short he disconnected them by feel. Now we don't know how to reconnect them cause there are two five pin cables that go on a seven pin plug. I've emailed HWH but haven't heard anything back. When I fired up the MH I got all sorts of warning lights and a check gauges message and the accelerator doesn't work at all. Obviously there must be some sort of inter-lock. Spliced a extender on the short wire but it still is a tight fit. The HOA is not too happy with me, we are not supposed to park MH's overnight and I'm going on five days. I'm sure there is a fine in my future.

Are we having fun yet?

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I used the metal roller ramps in the same fashion, just raised them up a bit and tucked the flooring sort of under them. The rollers come right up on to the new floor with no problem.

And you don't have to use a carpet for transition. As you can see here I got the flooring on the slide to match right up. To see how it's done go to Ernie Ekberg's site. He does amazing work and you can follow his pictures.


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I like the wood on the slide. I may tackle that one down the road. It's a lot of work.
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TexasTom,

What you described is generally what I thought would be possible. You mentioned Ernie Ekberg's site, did you mean his Yahoo Group or does he have another site?

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