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Old 12-16-2019, 05:26 PM   #1
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Bedroom Slide Plates

Warning - this will be my first attempt to post pics so please bear with me.


2006 Sea Breeze 1321 F53. My bedroom slide was showing wear due to 13 years of sliding. I saw stainless steel plates attached to bottom of a slideout while camping somewhere but didn't get to talk to the owner to get any information about them. Being the frugal motorhome owner that I am, I thought I could fabricate something like that to save the bottom of my slide.



The "before" picture shows the gouging that the slide blocks (not rollers) were beginning to cause with the center block being the worst. The "after" picture shows stainless plates installed.


I used 18 gauge 304 #8 stainless ordered from an online metals supplier. I attached the plates using Gorilla glue and what were called "sidewalk bolts" that I ordered off Amazon.



My costs for this project:
-3 stainless plates - $128
-Bolts & 2 cobalt bits - $21
-Tube of Gorilla Glue - $8
-Asst. hardware - $19
Total - $176


This total does not include my labor but I'm retired. What else have I got to do? Actually owning a 13 year old motorhome gives me plenty to do.



iRV2 is a wealth of information and I certainly appreciate being a member. Hopefully I can provide some helpful information from time to time.
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Old 12-16-2019, 10:47 PM   #2
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What other than the fiberglass shell are the screws biting into?
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I used 1/4 inch bolts 2 inches long that go completely through the slide floor. There were no obstructions inside so there was plenty of room to work. I used fender washers and lock washers on the inside.
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Fascinating. Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:49 PM   #6
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How did you lift the slide to get the plates under the rollers?
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Old 12-19-2019, 06:06 PM   #8
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dan - I slid in about 6 inches and used a pry bar and wooden blocks to raise it from the inside. I was careful to position the upper block under the corner of the metal frame inside and used a large 2x6 block on the floor to spread the load on the floor as much as possible. My wife operated the pry bar inside while I shoved the plate in from the outside. It didn't require a lot of prying as the plates are 18 gauge thickness. We did both corners first and the middle plate then slid in with no prying.
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Since you are drilling and bolting completely through the slide floor I assume the bolts on the inside are hidden under the sofa and the dinette seats?
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are you sure that there are supposed to be nylon pads that the slide slides on. I know on Winnebago there are. was the slide dragging on the floor when moving in or out? That would be a sign that the nylon pads were broken. That being said I do like the plates that you put on.
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TCWNDSR The op said bedroom slide.


The bedroom slide frame slides on blocks under the bed and outer frame.
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TC - this is the bedroom slide. There were no obstructions on the inside. All the bolts were easily accessed in the storage area under the headboard.


mikf - they are nylon slide blocks. I was very surprised when I started this project to find that they were not rollers. Being a small slideout I guess National decided blocks were sufficient.
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I would take a guess that the blocks are actually Delrin
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