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Old 03-05-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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2007 Dynasty. Anyone know the MANUFACTURE of the electric bedroom slide?

Monaco installation of our slide is of the poorest workmanship I have ever seen. Monaco anchored slide framing using oval head #12 wood screws 1 1/2 inches long. A total of 18 screws were installed into what looks like (18) 1/4 inch holes in slide frame framing.

The problem is, all screws have come out of flooring and are laying on floor under bed.

A/C electric wiring is pinched between floor and slide frame. D/C wires to motor are pinched between slide frame and exterior wall. Amazing nothing has shorted.
Motor support and track that was to be anchored to end of bed framing has no holes drilled in bracket. One hole was started to be drilled never completed. This allows torquing and raising of track during operation.
Who ever Mfg. this slide has to be proud it worked after such poor installation. Sent photos to Monaco tech, no response so far.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Lippert is the manufacture of this slide. Per their tech department they DO NOT make any recommendation to OEM on proper anchoring. Hard to believe but that is what they told me. Monaco had no solution to offer other then installing larger screws.
I thought they used number 12 Screws but it turned out to be number 10.
Tried using 3/8 lag bolt but couldn't get it to bite. O'Well I'll keep trying to find a way to bolt slide frame to flooring.
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2007 Dynasty. Anyone know the MANUFACTURE of the electric bedroom slide? Monaco installation of our slide is of the poorest workmanship I have ever seen. Monaco anchored slide framing using oval head #12 wood screws 1 1/2 inches long. A total of 18 screws were installed into what looks like (18) 1/4 inch holes in slide frame framing. The problem is, all screws have come out of flooring and are laying on floor under bed. A/C electric wiring is pinched between floor and slide frame. D/C wires to motor are pinched between slide frame and exterior wall. Amazing nothing has shorted. Motor support and track that was to be anchored to end of bed framing has no holes drilled in bracket. One hole was started to be drilled never completed. This allows torquing and raising of track during operation. Who ever Mfg. this slide has to be proud it worked after such poor installation. Sent photos to Monaco tech, no response so far.
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Re: Photo Please forward E address. I'll forward photos. I am also trying to attach a photo. You will not believe how poor workmanship really is.

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On our 2004 I removed the screws added star washers and they have not backed out yet KOW...
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:44 AM   #6
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Screws pulled out of plywood flooring when bed lifted as slide was being brought in. I had my back to the slide and did not realize bed was lifting.
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Burgy Screws pulled out of plywood flooring when bed lifted as slide was being brought in. I had my back to the slide and did not realize bed was lifting.
Can you go up one size in screw diameter and possible 1/4" in length (make sure it's available). Lock washer and refasten.
They do come loose after riding on some of our nations highways getting beat about in a gale storm.

I'm sure Monaco has build issues out there when people learned they were getting laid off. Put it back together, enjoy and repeat.
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One thing they should have done is not installed over the carpet over time it compress for then the screws get loose and the whole things moves and eventually then all work loose.
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Why can't you drill some new holes between the existing holes and then use a proper size screw?
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One thing they should have done is not installed over the carpet over time it compress for then the screws get loose and the whole things moves and eventually then all work loose.
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Carpet; Very good point. Tks.

Moisheh. I'll investigate spacing between holes to find out if there is no plywood damage from screws being pulled out. The plywood damage is the issue of going to larger screws. I can't get a bite using a 3/8 Lag, 1 1/2. I like your idea thanks.

Today i'll see if I can bolt through flooring which would work providing if there is clearance underneath.
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I don't know how much room you have but is it possible to put a heavy strap across the top of the floor mount. Maybe 3/16 by 4 inches wide and as long as required. You would drill holes in the end of the straps. 2 at each end. This would spread the forces out over a larger area. I do not think the floor is very thick and that may be why the slide mount pulled out. I have a sofa in one of my slides and it was squeaking . I found that the screws had pulled out of the floor. I was able to drill a few new holes and put larger screws in the existing holes. I never use wood screws Always sheet metal screws. The advice to go longer might not be a good idea . If the floor is say 1/2 inch a 2 inch screw won't hold any tighter than a one inch. Lags don't bite very well in thin materials.
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Slide roller guides are held down with Everbilt sheet metal screws. I'll have to make another trip to hardware store. I understand your point of using sheet metal screws. Thank you, you have been a big help.

Monaco installing system over carpet is a real problem but nothing can be done about it at this time.

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Slide roller guides are held down with Everbilt sheet metal screws. I'll have to make another trip to hardware store. I understand your point of using sheet metal screws. Thank you, you have been a big help.

Monaco installing system over carpet is a real problem but nothing can be done about it at this time.

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Maybe you could drill out the hole in the slide frame to 1/4 and use some of these:
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