Originally Posted by sgtjoe
The mobile tech in Vegas used 1/2" nylon strips about 5" wide and they are held in place by the screws that go through the piano hinges holding the compartment doors to the MH. Did I ever post a pic of it?? Anyway, My slide does not sit flat when extended like it use to. So I'm looking for the original skids before I put any money into this coach. Or I need to find a slide specialist that can look over my slide and fix it to last so I can feel good about painting the outside and redoing the interior.
You helped me when I was replacing my carpet with engineered wood flooring last year. We discussed the slide issue since we both have the same skids. My skids were "ok" but the skids and slide would scratch my new floor if I did not use the vinyl wood plank runners. See what I did here: zzjea's photosets on Flickr
I got some plastic for the slide to run on and elevate it over the front edge of the flooring (3/8" floor). I put it on the floor in front of the skid locations and trimmed the flooring around it. The new carpet on the slide covers the plastic strips. The planks sit on the wood floor in front of the 3 skid locations. The skids or slide rides on the planks when moving in or out.
As I remember, you had your plastic strips installed on the outside edge of the slide and screwed from underneath via the hinged storage door. This may be why it does not lay flat when extended. You might not need to replace your missing skid if you used my approach. Finding a replacement skid will likely be very difficult.
Let me know if you need more info. What I did should work for you even if you replace carpet with carpet. I store the vinyl planks under the sofa cushions when we are parked and the slide is extended. The planks have been easy to use and work very well. Earnie Eckberg uses them when he has a slide that may scratch his new flooring. That's where I got the idea. Thanks Earnie.