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Old 02-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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This is a 20000 (Model 40RLTSO) 5th wheel

When I open my two big living room slides, they seem to crunch the facia boards at the floor. (By facia, I mean the front trim that goes around the top and two sides of each slide.) When I look under the slides from the outside of the trailer, I can see where the sheet metal is somewhat smashed (compressed). The rollers appear to be in-tact. I've tried cutting 1/4" off the bottom of the affected trim piece; but over time, it seems to continue "sinking". One slide's side now settles in below the main floor level. Anyone else experience this problem? Suggestions? Thanks - Joe
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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It really sounds to me like there is a major structural problem. Might be time to either make arrangements at the factory or find a good repair shop and have them diagnose and fix the root cause of the problem.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:37 AM   #3
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I agree with, 450Donn. Sounds like either roller brackets or the slide arms are not functioning right! I'd take it to a dealer or factory to have it looked at for sure!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Our fiver was doing something like that, on the bedroom slide. The floor to the slide had gone bad from water getting in around the seal. I had to take it back to the factory in Winchester, Va. They took care of it and also put in a third roller. So far so good !!!
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:36 PM   #5
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I think Tom is on target. This isn't just a poor fit of the fascia trim around the slide house, but something is progressively getting worse. An obvious possibility is a failing floor due to water damage.
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