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Old 03-16-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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Slide adjustment BAL accu-slide (cable type) - alignment issue slide shifted forward

I've got an interesting issue. My 5th wheel has a Accu-Slide system (3 slides). The main living room slide is essentially sitting too far forward in the hole for the slide. It's actually binding on a trim piece and has already damaged the seal and started to tear up the slide trim.

I've read all the Accu-slide manuals and watched all of the adjustment videos, which largely deal with adjusting top and bottom cable tension.

Anyone know how you "center" the slide in the slide cut-out.

Here's an exaggerated look at what has happened:

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Loosen cables slightly and manually move the slideout back; centered in main wall opening. Make final adjustments leaving proper slack in cables. Good luck and keep us posted.
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RV wizard - thanks for the reply... I've mainly heard crickets on this.
I'd call this a 10' long slide, how many people would be necessary to man-handle? I assume while loosening I keep it on jacks?
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You loosen cables at the chain to cable block of motor assembly. One person should be able to move with a 2"x4"x8' wedged board put into slide end wall and main wall with slide 1/2 way out. Otherwise two people, one inside and one outside. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Thanks.. So it's safe to put a wedge between that wall and the frame (assuming width of a 2x4)...
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Yes at the top of floor sloping down across floor.
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Understood. FYI - took this to my local dealer. After 3 weeks, they're indicating "unable to fix" and consulting Keystone...
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Having same issue

I'm having the same issue with my Keystone TT. What was the outcome for your unit?
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BAL accu slide cake type alignment and binding issue

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I've got an interesting issue. My 5th wheel has a Accu-Slide system (3 slides). The main living room slide is essentially sitting too far forward in the hole for the slide. It's actually binding on a trim piece and has already damaged the seal and started to tear up the slide trim.

I've read all the Accu-slide manuals and watched all of the adjustment videos, which largely deal with adjusting top and bottom cable tension.

Anyone know how you "center" the slide in the slide cut-out.

Here's an exaggerated look at what has happened:

I realize this an old thread, but here goes...

My slide is also too far forward. But it binds at the rear, kind of bounces a bit, halfway through the process of sliding inward. It smooths out for the last half of the slide in, and is smooth going out.

Any ideas anyone?

I'm trying to adjust cables but by bit and keeping track of # of turns....
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