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Old 07-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #1
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Slide damage

I have a Forrest river 245 tracer which has a small slide for the U dinette. The trailer is a 2013 and used only for a couple of weekends. I noticed when looking under the trailer slide (underside) the outer rails (which are wood covered with a black tape) is getting chewed up. The wood is chipping and the tape ripping! I do keep some things in the storage compartments under the seating but only bedding and towels in a tote so not too much weight. Should I remove all stored items when opening and closing slide? I figured light weight stuff should be ok??? Secondly what can I use to repair the damage?

I'm off tomorrow for a big 17 day trip around Idaho and Washington

Thanks folks in anticipation...
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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I have a Forrest river 245 tracer which has a small slide for the U dinette. The trailer is a 2013 and used only for a couple of weekends.
Have you called your dealer about warrantee???
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I guess you could take it out and cause more damage, but I'd stop, figure out what's going on, then go from there.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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sounds like a manufacturing defect /warranty issue. I'm you don't have enough weight with your stored items to cause an issue.
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I have a Forrest river 245 tracer which has a small slide for the U dinette. The trailer is a 2013 and used only for a couple of weekends. I noticed when looking under the trailer slide (underside) the outer rails (which are wood covered with a black tape) is getting chewed up. The wood is chipping and the tape ripping! I do keep some things in the storage compartments under the seating but only bedding and towels in a tote so not too much weight. Should I remove all stored items when opening and closing slide? I figured light weight stuff should be ok??? Secondly what can I use to repair the damage?

I'm off tomorrow for a big 17 day trip around Idaho and Washington

Thanks folks in anticipation...
I have never heard of slide rails covered with wood and tape. Are you sure this isn't something temporarily put on to protect during shipment to the dealer? I would like to see a picture of what your talking about
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