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Old 12-02-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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slide out does not seal at top

I have a 2005 Jayco Eagle 5th wheel, when shutting down for winter the bedroom slide close tight at the bottom but the top of slide sticks out about 1.5 inches.
I am looking for info to solve this problem.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Did you look up top to see if there something in the way?
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:39 AM   #3
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yes I looked up on the top and there is no obstruction. My on-line research shows that many people have all kinds of different problems with slideouts sealing all the way around. I have come across other people on-line stateing the same problem as mine but I have not yet found a solution.

Thank you for your response.
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It would help to know if your slide is hydraulic, cable, electric rack and pinion or some other method of moving. Almost all have some adjustment method but they are all different, so what is your type?
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Is it possible something is UNDER the slide when pulled in stopping it from tilting down ???

Our slides actually tilt DOWN as they come in and therefore the top seals first and then the last 1" or so of the bottom comes in last....

good luck !
(if not covered storage, maybe put some type of protection on the top to seal it until you figure it out ????)
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My slide on My MH was doing that so I used the factory ajustments that are at the bottom of the outter slide wall and raised it up.That tilted it inward and now it seals evenly
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Go to Lippert Components Inc.; follow the links to the service/adjustment instructions for your make/model slide mechanism to find detailed adjustment instructions. Through the years I have decided there are few RV technicians that fully understand how to properly adjust them. Consequently I first attempt to do the job myself, if I fail then it's time to find a competent RV technician.
OTOH, we have one slide that would never adjust properly. Only a visit to the factory discovered the entire problem was caused by bent tubes in the slide mechanism. The factory replaced the defective parts at no cost, 3 years out of warranty. The factory service center does this every day and know how to properly adjust slides. It took them about 10 minutes to find the cause of the problem and about 2 hours to replace the defective parts, adjust the mechanism.
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