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Old 06-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Noisy Slideouts When Underway

Hi all!

We just picked up our brand new Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36SBT last week and took our "shake down" trip this weekend to Cannon Beach Oregon.

This is our first motorhome and I have a question about slideouts. Is it normal for them to be very noisy (popping, squeaking) when driving? Especially when the road gets a bit bumpy?

They sound like something is rubbing. Is this normal? Does it ever go away? Is there anything that can be done to minimize or eliminate it?

Thanks in advance and great forum you have here.
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There are lubricant for the seals on your slides. See if that helps. Some people have said that ordinary tacl powder rubbed on the ruubed off works. Good luch and enjoy your new HR.
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Welcome to irv2 and congrats on new motor home.
You can also use 303 protector will keep soft and get rid of squeaking seal surfaces.
If you have locks they will compress the seals also.
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It's brand new....have the dealer fix the noises!
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You're over the hill from the Monaco Service Center in Coburg. Give them a call. Slideouts are a tricky issue. I recommend them. Use that warranty. Sounds like a roller. Walt
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Hi all!

We just picked up our brand new Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36SBT last week and took our "shake down" trip this weekend to Cannon Beach Oregon.

This is our first motorhome and I have a question about slideouts. Is it normal for them to be very noisy (popping, squeaking) when driving? Especially when the road gets a bit bumpy?

They sound like something is rubbing. Is this normal? Does it ever go away? Is there anything that can be done to minimize or eliminate it?

Thanks in advance and great forum you have here.
Howdy and welcome to iRV2! Since this is your first motorhome, what you're hearing might be normal. For the first year, our favorite saying was "What was THAT noise???" Good luck and have fun.
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Does your manufacturer provide Slide Locks (aka Transit Bars) for the slide?

My Damon came with Transit Bars but the original owner must have misplaced them. I wasn't concerned about driving without them until one very windy day in Oregon where a cross wind sucked the slide outward enough to see some light around the top seal at the corner...now I always use my bars!

Lube them, then lock them.

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Thanks all! I will be taking in to my dealer and have the service guys see if they can do anything about it.
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We have a 2012 36SBT and yes at different times it is noisy and other times we don't hear anything it just seems like it closes different every time I have used baby powder but that did not do anything either. And they have no Transit Bars. It seems like the body frame does the flexing and not the slides. Still a great machine. tow 2010 Malibu on all 4rs
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