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Old 07-12-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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5th wheel side not tight in middle

Hello hope we can find help
we bought a used 2000 skyline Layton 5th wheel and did not notice until we got it home the slide does not fit tight, It is tight at the top and tight at the bottom, but about 6 up and for about 2' up is has about a 1 gap, can anyone tell me can this be a adjustment? I sure hope so, and if so how does one go about adjusting It? Thank you JIM

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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I don't think there is any adjustment that will solve this, most older slide outs are only adjustable at the bottom and the top stays tight due to the weight of the slide out. Are both front and back edges the same? Use a 6 ft level or other straight edge to determine if the slide out wall or the main wall is bowed in some way.

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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My guess is, the slide is/was adjusted in too tight and caused the wall to bow inward in the middle. I know of no "fix" for this other than having the slide mechanism re-adjusted. Even that will not make the sidewall straight again.
Failing all else, one might add the proper amount of gasket material(the sticky on one side kind) in the open areas to create a water/wind tight seal.
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