Hello Bob and
. We are glad to have you join us and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I am sure you will enjoy the website and forums. Good luck, stay safe and keep us posted.
There are a few thing you can do to help the situation. Always make sure your batteries have a good charge by having the unit plugged in or generator running during slide out operation. Some allow you (or require the engine to be running). Lubricate the mechanism with a dry silicone. Keep the walls clean and polished and the gaskets treated to prevent hardening. Always be sure the coach is level before operation. If you notice any binding or out of timing, get it repaired. We use a grade 8 bolt when replaced.
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7