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Old 09-10-2016, 10:47 AM   #1
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Floor damage from slide

I have a 2003 Monaco Monarch on a Workhorse Chassis. About 3 years ago I removed the carpeting and cleaned surface then installed Linoleum. Looked good and NO problems. The last time out I noticed impressions at both ends of the slide on the floor. .It is getting worse with each slide extension. The wife is upset and I want to know how to remedy. I have H Gear slide mechisims and jacks on the rig. Has anyone out there tried to adjust a slide(is there ADJUSTMENTS) If you have info please advise me. Thanks Jim Senn Athol Idaho

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Old 09-10-2016, 10:59 AM   #2
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I too have removed the carpet and installed Allure vinyl flooring. Not real happy because the vinyl shrinks with cold weather. Makes the seams turn into Hugh ugly cracks.
Anyway, our slide makes intentions and is now beginning to scratch and leave ugly black marks. We keep the floor clean but I think the rollers? may have dirt embedded in them.
I too would like to know what to do.

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Old 09-10-2016, 11:34 AM   #3
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I too have removed the carpet and installed Allure vinyl flooring. Not real happy because the vinyl shrinks with cold weather. Makes the seams turn into Hugh ugly cracks.
Anyway, our slide makes intentions and is now beginning to scratch...
I too would like to know what to do.
Good to know. I thought vinyl was the answer but not if it shrinks. Was yours a one piece type? Glued down?

I've thought about leaving some carpet where the slide glides travel and cutting vinyl or laminent flooring around the carpet strips. Still thinking...
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The Allure Ultra is more stable than vanilla Allure, but shrinkage is still a potential problem with either vinyl or laminate. And all hard surface flooring has a problem with slides that have rollers or skids on the bottom (just about all flush floor type slides). Most everybody who changes to hard floors ends up having to use some kind of skid barrier when moving slides in or out, e.g. a thin piece of material like a plastic cutting board sheet. We replaced carpet with new carpet for just that reason - our big flush floor slide has 5 rollers that glide over and then rests on the floor surface. Even if it doesn't scratch in motion, it still vibrates as we drive.
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I always put a trow rug on the floor where the slide hits.
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I don't know how your system is but on mine with slide full out and if you look in the middle under the slide you will see a shim block. Once you remove the carpet you loose almost 1/2 inch of clearance. I had to add a piece of Teflon about 7/16 inch to the piece that was installed. To attach it I had to drill 2 holes on slide floor above the rub block and screwed the extra piece in place. Some were I found the write up on it but couldn't find it. I hope this helps.

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