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Old 06-15-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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slideout adjustments

i have a 04 damon intruder with 2 slides. when they are closed the tops are not flush or tight to the body. how do i adjust them.
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:24 PM   #2
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When you close them, do you stop when any part touches or do you keep closing till the motor starts to strain. These things aren't perfection, sometime they close unevenly.
My thought on adjusting them...... DON'T! I don't think it is a user option to adjust something that could cause an accident if you do it wrong.


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Follow Joe's advice and hold the button longer and see if they close fully. The same thing for extending the room. If it still is gaped at the top when closed it should be gaped at the bottom edge of the inside fascia when extended. If the later is true, then adjustment is needed. Different slide out mechanisms are designed differently for adjustments. Some may require just wrenches some more tools not every user will have easy access to. I am not sure of your mechanical skills but an adjustment is not hard for those that have had practice, the coach is on a concrete floor or slab and a good floor jack, 6x6 block of wood the length to fit between floor jack and floor of slide out, a 3/4" of plywood to displace the weight of room on 6x6. The outside wall of the room will have to be raised to the point the room is plumb or square with the main wall and floor.
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thanks everyone. your answers are just what i expected. i am pretty savy mechanically so i will take a look and see if i can handel it . i am shure everyone agrees money is tight and a visit to the mechanic could be expensive. thanks again.
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The answer depends on the slide types.. There are 3 or 4 types of slides.

Hydraulic (If that is what you have skip the rest of this post)
Rack & Pinion (You should not have that kind of problem with this type)
In theory a screw drive (never seen one so stop reading now)
Cable car (Accuslide)

On the Accuslide you need to go to their website and download the install/service manual

On this type of slide, when the slide out is EXTENDED you will see 4 cables, two on the "Vehicle front" of the slide (top and bottom) two on the rear.. There are, in fact EIGHT cables.

Inside the coach, there is a trim panel at either the top, or the bottom of the slide, (Mine are both at the top) you remove it and behind it you will find EIGHT nut/bolt tyep adjusters. I found 8 bolts.. only 7 nuts.

Instructions re in the downloadable service/install manual.
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