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Old 03-24-2020, 07:41 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Diplomat rear slide/closet problems.

I have a 2000 Monaco Diplomat 38D, the rear slide is the bedroom closet. It has a tremendous amount of vertical movement. When it slides out the top lags way behind the bottom if I stop half way I can rock it back and forth top to bottom. Well it bound up the other day and quit working I was able to push from the outside while the wife operated the switch. When we got home I couldn't get it open. I located the motor under the bed and pinion gear spins on its shaft. Two questions.

How is the pinion gear attached to the shaft?
Is there any adjustment to take that vertical rockyness out of the slide?

I know rockyness isn't a word but I couldn't think of a better descriptive.

I'm fairly certain the slide topper isn't the problem.
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Have you looked at the bottom of the slide (from outside) for rot or damage? It's a common problem on these things.
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The bottom of the slide is fine it doesn't appear to be wood. I'm wondering if between the floor of the closet and bottom of the slide there aren't some adjustments.
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You mentioned the bed slide. Can you see any rollers inside the bed frame? Or can you pull down the rubber seal from outside and see what type of rollers you have?

Some rollers have to have the weight taken off before you can adjust them or you will strip the threads and ruin it. Others, you can adjust with the weight of the slide on it.

You mentioned rocking back and forth. There has been some threads here about the bed frame pulling away from the slide, basically making some of the rollers ineffective. That will cause the slide wall to rock back and forth when it's in transit. Watch the bed in relation to the slide wall as you move it in and out. They need to slide in and out together, no flexing.

just some thoughts.....
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The bed in our model is not sideways. Our heads lay to rest in the very rear of the coach our feet towards the front. there is walkway on each side of the bed.
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The only thing in the slide is a closet above, and three sets of drawers two high under the hanging clothes closet. The bed is is in no way attached to the slide.
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ok, that throws the bed theory out the door. I'd now figure out what type of rollers you have, how many and where they are located.

I had to remove my passenger side bedroom slide a couple years ago to replace some rollers. There was no way I could access them otherwise.
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how did you support the slide while removing ?
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how did you support the slide while removing ?
I wish I had pictures, but I don't.

I built a rolling plywood box. Very stout. It was about 8" lower than the slide itself. I then put small bottle jacks on top of the table, under the slide.

After removing all the wood trim inside, the jacks would lift the slide up off the rollers. Then we used cribbing to help support the slide on the table. With 2 of us, we were able to roll the entire slide out just enough to get to the rollers from the inside of the bedroom. So actually the slide was not completely out of the coach, but enough for full access to the rollers.

We replaced the rollers, then put everything back together. Quite a project, but do-able. It's been about 4 years ago, and the slide operates perfectly.


If you had access to a fork lift or a bobcat with forks, I think it would be even easier, but I didn't at the time.
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