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Old 11-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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Rear queen bed slide adjustment on travel trailer

We just purchased a 2009 Firefly 26FRS tt. The rear slide is not adjusted properly and the place we purchased it from doesn't know anything. It hits my speakers when we slide it out(electric) and have to lift up on it to bring it in so it doesn't hit them. It has a cable system and we have no clue how to adjust the cables.Two of the cables are loose and probably shouldn't be that way. Does anyone know how to adjust them? It isn't level either when it's out. It looks like it's hanging down(probably from poor adjustment)
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:55 PM   #2
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There are eight cables. Four pull in, four pull out.
I hate cable systems btw.
Basically, you get to the cable ends that have threaded eye bolts, and shorten or lengthen the adjustment, depending on what it needs.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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There are eight cables. Four pull in, four pull out. I hate cable systems btw.
I agree. They can sure be a pain.

Once you find your motor, you'll find the long bolts that Jesilvas mentioned. The 4 cables on both the inside (with slide closed) and outside (slide open) should have an equal amount of slack. If I recall, you should be able to flex the cable up & down about 1/2"
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #4
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Do we adjust them when the slide is in or out?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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Partially in/out.
measure from the slide flange to the main wall at the same spots on all four corners, and they should be pretty close
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Do we adjust them when the slide is in or out?
You would do one set of cables with it out and the other set with it in.

Check all 4 exposed cables both with it full in and full out. 1/2" of deflection is the recommendation. First though, as jesilva mentioned, take some measurements. The adjustments may correct minor deviations but if it's off a long way, you may need to reposition it then adjust.
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I forgot to mention that it seems like the slide isn't out all the way. I have about 3 inches that sticks out and my dinette cushion wont stay up. I thought the front piece on the slide was to be flush with the panel underneath it that covers the cables and motor.
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The valence inside covers cables, like you said, so it can't be flush. Idk what piece you're talking about.
Pictures?
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The valence is underneath so I guess I would be talking about the fascia attached to the slide. When the slide is out it doesn't cover the valence in any way.It has about a 1/2 inch of clearance and the fascia piece is what is keeping the dinette cushion from staying up.I don't have any pictures yet.Does this help?
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Determine the make and model of the slide mechanism. That information will allow you to find the owners/service manual on the internet, although it may take some searching. This is what I found.
Through the years I have decided there are few RV technicians who are truly experts at slide mechanism adjustment.
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