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Old 02-01-2017, 06:48 AM   #1
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slideout floor ,,suggestions needed

while installing new flooring in my trailer I have discovered an issue that needs corrected but I'm not sure how to do it.

My slideout is just under 14 ft long,when built slide supports were installed on both ends of the slide and nothing was placed in the center of it.My first thought was to just leave it alone,but after closer examination I discovered that slide floor is nearly against the drive bar that operates slide so this is a must fix.

The best I can tell ,the only thing swagged is the front of slide ,I thought about platting the 2X3 in front of slide with a 2x6.It wont interfer with slide operation and should straighten front of slide.Also I considered a center support mounted to floor and a roller against slide floor.

Whats do you guys think.
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Hard to tell from pics, but most slides have rollers at each end so that might be a solid way to fix a sagging middle without adding a ton of weight or significantly changing the look. Good luck with your fix.
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What aboot a steel U-channel as closely sized to the floor and if necc carpet?? From the style of slide, it looks like that wouldn't interfere with operation.

Some thing to check is the attachment of the front dinette seat to the wall, it may be a cause of the sag when the slide is closed. Also, blocking under the center during travel may help to prevent in future.
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:36 PM   #4
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That'a a pretty long slide to be supported by a 2x3 or 2x6. Over time the brace will sag . I like the use of metal, something that wont flex . Someone suggested a channel iron , I like that, but thick enough to NOT sag. Will it be heavy ? maybe 30-40 lbs. When building a house you always look at the crown in a floor joist or ceiling rafter and put it crown up because over time they will sag.
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