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Old 07-28-2016, 07:03 PM   #1
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2015 Keystone Cougar slides

I have a 2015 Keystone Cougar model 333MKS 5th wheel. The 2 large slide-outs do not squeak, they SQUALL. Have done so since I purchased the rig new. Obviously the slide-outs need to be adjusted but I have checked with Camping World and they claim they can't be adjusted. Any advice? Please don't tell me to use Dry Lube...duh!
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Not sure what your noises are like but the ones on my 2016 Hideout (Keystone product same as Cougar) make me nervous constantly. Both of mine squeal like a high vibration pitch when opening. They also seem to bind or stick at the top and then "snap" into line once the bottom is moved out 6 inches or so. All this, I'm told, is normal operation. I'm still in my warranty period and can promise this fall before my warranty expires I will be doing to pretty serious "testing".
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Old 07-29-2016, 09:12 AM   #3
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Not sure what your noises are like but the ones on my 2016 Hideout (Keystone product same as Cougar) make me nervous constantly. Both of mine squeal like a high vibration pitch when opening. They also seem to bind or stick at the top and then "snap" into line once the bottom is moved out 6 inches or so. All this, I'm told, is normal operation. I'm still in my warranty period and can promise this fall before my warranty expires I will be doing to pretty serious "testing".
Our 16 Cougar is the same as above except no squeal... They stick at the top.... I now open them a bit, then a bit more till they "pop open" , then all is fine. We just had our new Cougar in for its first warrenty work... Not impressed with CW... Anything in the future such as slide adjustments I'll do myself... I already adjusted one slide because it was rubbing on the floor furnace vent. (which they replaced) . And yes the first thing I did was apply "dry" slide lube to the bars/gears... I'll soon be getting some "slide seal treatment" ... as we tend to keep things a long time....
To answer the OP's question,,, YES slides have adjustments... Look it up on line,,, (you tube) as an example....
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:59 PM   #4
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The dealer is nuts. Slides are adjustable. They will fail in time. Hopefully by keeping on top of their operation you can prevent this. Just finished removing and reinstalling a full wall slide in a Country Coach. Had never done one before but three dealers were unable to fix the problem. Seemed scary before we did it but really not too bad.
Keep after the problem and don't take silly answers to your questions.
Call the factory and get their input and have them call the dealer.
Dealers are not interested in service or helping their customers, only the sale is important.
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Your slides are sticking WHERE THE RUBBER SEAL MEETS THE TOP OF THE SLIDE. Use Baby ( talcum powder) go inside your trailer open the slides until almost open then go around bothinside seals with powder . do it on the outside also. Spray some slide lube on your gears and wax the sides of your slides. If they still make noise you have other problems with them.
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Your slides are sticking WHERE THE RUBBER SEAL MEETS THE TOP OF THE SLIDE. Use Baby ( talcum powder) go inside your trailer open the slides until almost open then go around bothinside seals with powder . do it on the outside also. Spray some slide lube on your gears and wax the sides of your slides. If they still make noise you have other problems with them.
Waxing the slide makes sense to me... What does baby powder do when it gets wet? Just wondered....
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Thanks. How do I find out how to adjust them?
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Thanks, I have done all of that. I am up to the "other problems".
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