RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-18-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
bcbowers's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surprise, AZ
Posts: 686
2003 FDTS / Vanity Slide

We have a 2003 FDTS that had a battery compartment fire on the way home after buying it. We just got it back after almost 1 - year of repairs by a local dealer & Camping World collision center. We observed that the vanity slide in the bedroom goes out but doesn't seem to go against the inside wall like the other slides. In fact, I would guess that it's probably 5 - 6" away from the inside wall when it stops. We're concerned because the collision center worked on this slide and may not have it working correctly.

Can someone verify for us that it's extending out properly?

Bob & Connie
2003 Alpine Limited FDTS
2006 Suzuki Toad

bcbowers is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-18-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
Old Scout's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,576
The vanity slide is driven by scissor-like hydraulic rams--if you open the rear closet door and look behind the wood trim on the vanity slide, you will see two adjustable bolts. If the metal frame of the slide contracts these bolts, your slide is fully extended. Given this scissor design, the wood trim on your vanity will remain several inches away from the wall. At best the vanity only opens 12" or so--maybe 14".

Old Scout
2003 Alpine 40' MDTS
New Braunfels, Texas
Old Scout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
bcbowers's Avatar
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surprise, AZ
Posts: 686
Thanks Old Scout! Based upon your description, it looks like the slide is opening all the way. That's really good news since we really weren't lookiing forward to taking it back to the collision center. They were better than the dealer but it still took "forever".
bcbowers is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2003 Infinity Slide question fatmanobx Thor Industries Owner's Forum 1 05-03-2009 07:56 PM
vanity slide Lyle & Cath Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 7 06-05-2008 08:21 AM
2003 Southwind 35E Slide will not retract AZ Southwind Fleetwood Owner's Forum 6 04-23-2008 03:20 AM
Manual Slide override for 2003 Montana Fifth Wheel J Malzahn 5th Wheel Discussion 4 08-20-2007 04:59 PM
2003 Alpine 40 FDTS Miron Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 18 09-04-2006 03:36 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.