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Old 05-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Sticky slide

I have a 2005 forest river forester with the large living room slide. I've had it "adjusted" 3 times now. The repair list always says "repaired seals" and "adjusted slide". It still seems to be working about the same, but with less resistance. The bottom sticks when extending and the top goes out first leaving the bottom portion out of whack and having to catch up at the end. When retracted, it does the same thing in reverse causing the top to go in first followed by the bottom. What gives? Is my repair center incompetent, or is this normal? Either way, I'm very annoyed.

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:13 AM   #2
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It sounds like your slide out is bottom heavy. The rails that it rides on are at the bottom and they may be using gravity to cause the top portion to make a tight seal. I don't know how many motors you have pulling your slide out in or what size they are. If they are over strained you may consider installing larger motors. You also may have bad tracks. Extend the slide out and go under it and look at the tracks and look for bent or chipped pieces on the tracks themselves. If you find them have the dealership replace the broken tracks and hopefully it will fix the issue.

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:31 AM   #3
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My wall slide does not go out perpendicular to the coach. It actually cantilevers into a flat floor position. The bottom of the slide closes after the top of the slide is in position. The Rear bedroom slide does not operate perpendicular either and it just goes in and out. As long as the slide is not binding and seals in both positions then all should be good. I use a silicone spray on the seals to keep them from sticking. I also spray the gears from time to time. Have the DW operate the slide while you look for firewood or do the hook ups.
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