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Old 07-02-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy slide ripping up kitchen floor

2006 Winnebago Adventurer 38J , Main slide drivers side, was uneven coming in, took to repair shop who said "rear of slide is low and dragging,which is ripping up kitchen floor" Would not work on it.
Anyone with same problem, Does this mean an Iowa trip?

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Old 07-02-2016, 03:52 PM   #2
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To your benefit, that repair shop employee was honest with you. Not many RV technicians will admit they do not have the skills required to work on a slideout mechanism, some just dive in and wing-it, making things worse in the process.
IMO, yes you should make an appt at the Winnebago service center, or at the Winnebago dealer nearby.

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Originally Posted by gwssas View Post
2006 Winnebago Adventurer 38J , Main slide drivers side, was uneven coming in, took to repair shop who said "rear of slide is low and dragging,which is ripping up kitchen floor" Would not work on it.
Anyone with same problem, Does this mean an Iowa trip?
Call Winnebago technical service and ask for a certified Winnebago service center nearest you. Perhaps you won't have to go all the way to Iowa.
Bob & Joan Alexander, 2010 Tiffin Phaeton 36 QSH, 2013 Jeep Wrangler (toad)
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Old 07-04-2016, 06:34 AM   #4
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Have an appt w/ winnebago dealer in Albuquerque, NM (closest one)
on 7/11.
Thanks for your replies.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:11 AM   #5
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My only comment on this... is that I had issues with a slide on my 5er... and had trouble finding a tech that really understood how it worked and should be adjusted... A call to the chassis manufacture found that they had several tech training videos on their web site... after watching the videos I discovered that the tech was doing it all wrong... I finally took a few hours and did it myself...

So I guess my thought is... make sure that the tech that works on your unit understands how they function and are adjusted...
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:21 AM   #6
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Your problem is almost a universal problem with the 38 J floorplan. There is an adjustment to raise that end of the slide, also the plastic sliders on that end of the mechanism wear faster than those on the other end. Dont wait too long to get it fixed, as the slide can catch on the floor as the slide is coming in and damage the slide mechanism resulting in an $800 repair.

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