2003 Tioga 23E slide - Imgur
2003 Tioga 23E. Slide will only extend 1/2 way. 1st assumption was that the slide was dragging more than usual. Looked outside and saw that slide is tilted in at the top (was it always that way?) Found rear height adjustment completely loose. One of the horizontal bolts was missing the nut and the jackbolt and other horizontal bolt nuts were completely loose.
Thought that since the slide was tilted in, and the height adjustment was loose, then I needed to bring the height adjustment down to fix the tilt. That didn't work. Slide extended even less before stopping.
Noticed that the right side (when looking from the inside) clearance was less than the right side. Adjusted the rails be separating the drive shaft and moving the rear (left when looking form the inside) out more. That didn't work. Slide extended even less before stopping. Put the adjustment almost back to where it was.
Thought that maybe the slide was dragging too much. Went back to the height adjustment and raised the slide all the way (this was less than 1 inch change). That didn't work. Slide extended about 1/2 way like before I started.
This all started while doing normal maintenance and checkout in preparation for the day when we get to drive out of this frozen wasteland. The temperature on that day was in the lower 40's. It's been way colder since. Maybe the grease on the slide mechanism (which shouldn't be there - thanks PO) is the problem? Maybe the slide still needs rail or height adjustment?