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Old 09-17-2023, 08:33 PM   #15
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Going from Calif. to the Newmar factory is not feasible for me. Also my selling dealer is hours away and from other stories I have heard, when dropping off to a dealer it could be weeks if not months to get warranty work done. I have several trips planned in the near future. I am going to try the adjustment myself.

As an interesting note, I park my BS inside an aircraft hangar with a perfectly flat floor. When sitting on the tires only, the revel gap is almost rubbing. The coach sits low in front and low on the left side But when I level the coach with jacks, the revel gap is bigger and the slide works better. Just opposite of the Newmar recommends for deploying the slides.
Newmar now says to check your reveals before extending your slides and to level before extending if the reveals are too tight.
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Other's experiences may differ, but in my case, the reveal was too tight whether the coach was level or not. I could detect no measurable difference in the reveal clearance compared to pre-level or post-level. Of course, it makes sense to see if you can improve the reveal clearance by leveling so that you could perhaps avoid making any adjustments to the slide height.
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I adjusted my FWS today and can say it was a pretty easy task. I spent about an hour or so making the adjustments. In total I adjusted 3 times making small adjustments, snugging up the large center bolt each time and then checking the result. I probably could of done one more adjustment but I decided to quit while I was ahead as the bottom gap had a little more than an 1/8" of clearance. I will keep an eye on it and do the adjustment again if needed.
Thanks to blh427 for the great write up!

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That does look much better, I had my slide adjusted this AM, and they did it right this time!
Did you get the steps for raising your slide from Newmar? I think I would like to have those for future, just in case.
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Nice job! Looks great!
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That does look much better, I had my slide adjusted this AM, and they did it right this time!
Did you get the steps for raising your slide from Newmar? I think I would like to have those for future, just in case.
Look at the link on post #5 of this thread for the instructions or go here:

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Thanks blh427. I checked out at your post with instructions and photos and that is exactly what I was looking for. My only question is did you have to make adjustments at all four rails or only the two middle ones? This is a great explanation.
Rob321, what blh427 described as the adjustment to slightly raise the slide sounds very simple and is very similar to what I did on my Discovery. The bolt configuration was slightly different but there were height adjustment bolts and position locking bolts.

One thing that is needed is to get the same amount of slide lift on each rail so all the rails share the weight of the slide equally. I would suggest loosening the large bolt only enough to provide no resistant to movement on all 4 rails. Then release all 8 lock nuts on the two bolts on each rail.

At that point you can slightly turn all 8 height adjusting bolts to determine if some turn easily and some turn harder. The bolts that turn easily are on the rails that are not supporting their share of the weight. I have an in.lb. torque wrench and would use that to establish the equal weight on each of the 8 height adjusting bolts. Once that is done, you may find the bottom reveal has increased, if not enough, then continue tightening all 8 bolts equally until you get the desired reveal, finish by securing all the bolts.

If one end is higher than the other, you'll have to adjust the bolts on 3 rails the proportionate shared needed to slightly tip the slide to equalize the reveal.
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Rob321, what blh427 described as the adjustment to slightly raise the slide sounds very simple and is very similar to what I did on my Discovery. The bolt configuration was slightly different but there were height adjustment bolts and position locking bolts.

One thing that is needed is to get the same amount of slide lift on each rail so all the rails share the weight of the slide equally. I would suggest loosening the large bolt only enough to provide no resistant to movement on all 4 rails. Then release all 8 lock nuts on the two bolts on each rail.

At that point you can slightly turn all 8 height adjusting bolts to determine if some turn easily and some turn harder. The bolts that turn easily are on the rails that are not supporting their share of the weight. I have an in.lb. torque wrench and would use that to establish the equal weight on each of the 8 height adjusting bolts. Once that is done, you may find the bottom reveal has increased, if not enough, then continue tightening all 8 bolts equally until you get the desired reveal, finish by securing all the bolts.

If one end is higher than the other, you'll have to adjust the bolts on 3 rails the proportionate shared needed to slightly tip the slide to equalize the reveal.
Excellent point on the torque wrench. I thought about the equal arm weight when I was adjusting and did it by feeling the resistance while turning. Using a torque wrench would be more precise.
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I second Kevin Bell's recommendation to get professionals involved. I would add that if at all possible, go to Nappanee if you are still under warranty. If your warranty is still good when you make an appointment and send your list of items/problems, then Newmar will address your items free of charge (unless extenuating circumstances exist). The techs in Nappanee are great and bonding with other owners in the "campground" after the coaches are returned each day, as well in the lounge area during the work day, facilitates invaluable exchanges of information. We were there while under warranty and this was our experience.
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I second Kevin Bell's recommendation to get professionals involved. I would add that if at all possible, go to Nappanee if you are still under warranty. If your warranty is still good when you make an appointment and send your list of items/problems, then Newmar will address your items free of charge (unless extenuating circumstances exist). The techs in Nappanee are great and bonding with other owners in the "campground" after the coaches are returned each day, as well in the lounge area during the work day, facilitates invaluable exchanges of information. We were there while under warranty and this was our experience.
Not an option for me, 2200 miles one way.
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Me too! However, itís something that NewServe techs can do in Mesa AZ and Palm Springs CA. Iím having them do it in March when we visit.
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