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Old 10-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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The bedroom slide that holds the bed does not close tightly at the bottom. It is tight at the top but leaves about a 1/2 inch gap at the bottom.

Is there an adjustment?

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Old 10-19-2008, 05:06 PM   #2
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The bedroom slide that holds the bed does not close tightly at the bottom. It is tight at the top but leaves about a 1/2 inch gap at the bottom.

Is there an adjustment?

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Old 10-20-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Raise the bed and remove the access panels to get to the slideout mechanism. What style do you find?
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I will check tomorrow and get back to you.
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Here is what I found. The slide is powered by a hydraulic ram and a rack and pinion mechanism. The ram has two sets of jam nuts about 3 inches apart. The set for retraction was totally loose. I adjusted them and jammed them up and the gap is gone.

You would not believe the amount of construction debris, loose screws, etc that I found. No pride in workmanship anymore.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

You would not believe the amount of construction debris, loose screws, etc that I found. No pride in workmanship anymore. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're not alone. Seems like the majority of manufacturers take pride in seeing how much debris they can leave in the coach.
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Eddie, be very careful about over adjusting the hydraulic slide assmy. Most all of them will have this slack that you have talked about. The reason is that the stroke of the piston is a close length to the depth of the slide out but over by a few inches. If you over adjust the hydraulic pressure and length of ram will break the flanges off the slide out. You want to adjust so the piston bottoms out at the point the gaskets are fully seated on the slide out. Do this for both directions and you will probably have a bit of slack at the end of the ram where the adjustments are made. If this is not clear, have someone run the room in and out while you watch the adjustment end of the ram. It will become clear then. Good luck and keep us posted.
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I was slow and careful. The gasket did not seal at the bottom on the outside before. Now it seals nicely all the way around.

The nuts were either never adjusted or loosened.

I think the former.
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