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Old 06-11-2018, 12:37 PM   #1
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Sticking slideout

Have a 99 National Coach Tradewinds with one slide(kitchen and living room). The last time we were out the slide came in about 6 inches and came to hard stop. Resorted to using a crow bar and lifting the rear of the slide up to get it to come in. Lifting the slide out a couple of inches there is some minor water damaging but it looks like there are some plastic/nylon runners that over the years have worn out.

Is there any adjustments (up/down) that can be made to the slide and is there a supplier for the nylon slides or any other suggestions. Surprised there are not rollers.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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Back in March (March 27th) I started a short thread about adjusting the slideout. I found that PowerGear is now owned by Lippert, so I contacted their customer service, sent them requested pictures, and was ultimately told that,

"Unfortunately there is not adjustment with the design of that system. Sorry."

For what it's worth, I've noticed some minor water damage to the front corner of the slideout when it's extended, but I have a hard time believing that it would cause my alignment problem. Still, the front roller that sits on the carpet when slideout is "in" seems to be pushing down and making a larger impression in the carpet than it used to make. Maybe it is time to work on the floor.

I have the plastic/nylon/Teflon? slideout guides on the outside vertical edges of the slideout and both appear to be missing a section, but I don't believe there is anything wrong with them, as the slideout comes in properly; it just is somewhat tilted.

Sorry about the long dissertation. The bottom line is that there does not appear to be any adjustments to the slideout.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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Sticking slideout

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Back in March (March 27th) I started a short thread about adjusting the slideout. I found that PowerGear is now owned by Lippert, so I contacted their customer service, sent them requested pictures, and was ultimately told that,

"Unfortunately there is not adjustment with the design of that system. Sorry."

For what it's worth, I've noticed some minor water damage to the front corner of the slideout when it's extended, but I have a hard time believing that it would cause my alignment problem. Still, the front roller that sits on the carpet when slideout is "in" seems to be pushing down and making a larger impression in the carpet than it used to make. Maybe it is time to work on the floor.

I have the plastic/nylon/Teflon? slideout guides on the outside vertical edges of the slideout and both appear to be missing a section, but I don't believe there is anything wrong with them, as the slideout comes in properly; it just is somewhat tilted.

Sorry about the long dissertation. The bottom line is that there does not appear to be any adjustments to the slideout.
Dale,
After looking at the slideout there does appear to be an adjustment to the vertical movement of the extended portion of the slideout. If you follow the arms(with the gear rail on them) to the exterior of the slideout there is a 3/4 inch bolt on the backside of the arm. That bolt can be backed out and using a jack with a 4x4 you can raise the slide about a max 1/2 inch and thru trial and error adjust it enough for the slide to clear the coach floor.

Let me know if I was clear enough.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:03 AM   #4
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Yes, I've noticed those bolts, but I thought they might only raise/lower the exterior trim. I'll give them another look.

In my case where the top slides in about 3/4" more than the bottom, I suspect I'd need to lower the outside trim. That might lower the floor, too, and I'm not sure that would be beneficial.

It would sure be helpful if some folks that have actually worked on the slideouts of their Tradewinds could weigh in on this.
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