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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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My husband extended our bedroom slide out and heard an unusual noise. When he entered the bedroom the bed frame had pulled out of the wall which slides out. I had several blankets, pillows, etc. in the storage under the bed. Could this have caused the problem? Also there was a nut missing on the slide out mechanism (I don't think he knows where it came from) Anyone got any ideas what happened to cause this? Anything I should check to make sure it doesn't happen again? Also how can we reattach the bed to the wall. It really pulled out and left holes in the wall? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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My husband extended our bedroom slide out and heard an unusual noise. When he entered the bedroom the bed frame had pulled out of the wall which slides out. I had several blankets, pillows, etc. in the storage under the bed. Could this have caused the problem? Also there was a nut missing on the slide out mechanism (I don't think he knows where it came from) Anyone got any ideas what happened to cause this? Anything I should check to make sure it doesn't happen again? Also how can we reattach the bed to the wall. It really pulled out and left holes in the wall? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:00 PM   #3
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Welcome concorbitt to the Newmar forum and irv2.
Sorry to hear of your mishap. The nut most likely came off your stop rod for bed slide movement. the following link will explain.
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The bed headboard you will have to rescrew to the deck of the floor of slide, the screws may have pulled off deck, if the side walls of bed box have pulled off these two rails each side of bed than you will have to renail with panelling nails and remove staples to get a flush surface. If you remove mattress and hinged deck for mattress will give you room to work. Renailing will make for a stronger bed support better than staples.
You have to be careful where you store items under bed other than the compartments you can store on moveable deck but make sure they do not fall into area where the bed moving works are.
This sometimes happens if someone does not release lock bars on older coachs. You lost nut on rod thus bed could not stop.
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concorbitt, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here. Sorry to hear of the bed frame issue. If you will give us a little more info we can be more specific in how it happened and how to repair the problem. It is entirely possible that the blankets caused the issue but maybe not; it all depends on the slideout design. You could tear the bed down from the top and get to the attachment points to resecure the bed to the wall. You may have to add some additional framing, & screws in new places to ger it firm. once you have made repairs, before reinstalling the bottom cover panels operate the slide and observe how the space may decrease as it is extended. If the area where the blankets decreases this may have be why it pulled off the wall. The big nut you found could be off the mechanism or it could be an extra that was dropped during inital assmy. We will need the manufacturer name of the slideout system to find out if and where the nut is to be. Good luck and keep us posted as to the progress.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:42 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome to iRV2, concorbitt. These slides can be real pain sometimes but I'm sure you'll get it straightened out.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the help we received. My husband got the bed back in the wall and the slide is working. I am still a little concerned as to how much weight I can put in the storage under the bed. We are not sure if the weight of the blankets caused the problem or perhaps the blankets themselves got caught in the mechanism. Is there a limit on how much weight you can put in the storage? Thanks, again for your emails. We really appreciate it.
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I think the blankets probally got caught. You can store them on the platform that moves you could stretch a bungee cord accross the platform to keep them in place as to not bounce around.
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concorbitt: I've got nearly 100lbs of nuts-n-bolts and camera lenses under my bed slideout w/o a hint of a problem. I doubt that the weight of your blankies and the like is the issue.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:38 AM   #9
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Concorbitt, you didn't state what kind of rig you have, but on my DSDP the storage area under the bed is completely enclosed, and there is no way anything stored can cause a problem.

Like Jeff, I too have some pretty heavy things stored there.

I would think that upon a close examination, a cause could be found.
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The Corbitts have a America Star 5th wheel their slide under bed may appear as picture shown with compartments either side of slide mechanics with a shelf that moves in back wall of slide. If things are stored there you have to be alert as to things falling into space in front of shelf. Something to hold these materials to shelf will help.
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A few months ago we had the same problem on my 2001 Mountain Aire. The board that attaches the bed to the wall seems to be made of pine. My board had split which was probably good to have it as the weak point. The bed frame completely detached from the wall of the slide.

I think what happened to us about a year ago is that we operated the slide with one side arm still locked (we never lock both sides of the bedroom slide because it is too hard to get to the back lock with the slide in). My wife heard a loud pop but we thought we had escaped any damage. It lasted for a over a year but finally the other attachment points for the bed frame in the slide gave way and we had the detached bed frame.

I replaced the board that attaches the bed frame to the wall with a walnut piece of wood. I also put extra screws to attach the bed frame to the floor of the slide. It fixed the problem and we don't think we will operate the slides again without double checking the lock arms.
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