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Old 05-23-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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Slide out, Driver's side

Does everything have to happen all together?

I was hoping to not have to deal with slides right now but . . the front slide (has the couch and dinette) is beginning to make a big impression in the carpet when in the 'in' position. We started noticing it about 3 months ago and it is very evident on the front part of the slide near the driver's seat. Did not notice this behavior for the first year and 1/2 of ownership (2004 HR Vacationer). Since I have been using my time working on other things/issues, I have not studied/learned about slides and their operation (other then keep lubed).

How does the mechanism work - I know, electric motor and gear/tracks - but as far as rollers (if/where) and what keeps the full weight off the carpet - I assume something does because much of the carpet doesn't have a 'slide' impression. But I don't see impressions from rollers in the carpet either.

So what should I be looking for - how is the slide held off the carpet? and is there an adjustment that I can make to change this behavior? And worst of all, is this something to be REALLY worried about?

The fit/seals both in and out appears to be very normal with no issues. Just the at rest while 'in'. And the 5 page 'manual' gives no clues as to how it actually works!

Thanks for any ideas - Steve
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Can't help because I'm like Sgt. Schultz, "I know nuffink!" but will pose another question about the couch/dinette slide in my '06 Cayman 36: Very slow moving both ways, half or less the speed of the bedroom slides. Normal? Also they tip going in and out. Also normal? (We just bought "Mother Superior" 4/9 and it's been in a series of shops for one thing or another, expected and otherwise, since.)
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:02 AM   #3
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Does everything have to happen all together?

I was hoping to not have to deal with slides right now but . . the front slide (has the couch and dinette) is beginning to make a big impression in the carpet when in the 'in' position. We started noticing it about 3 months ago and it is very evident on the front part of the slide near the driver's seat. Did not notice this behavior for the first year and 1/2 of ownership (2004 HR Vacationer). Since I have been using my time working on other things/issues, I have not studied/learned about slides and their operation (other then keep lubed).

How does the mechanism work - I know, electric motor and gear/tracks - but as far as rollers (if/where) and what keeps the full weight off the carpet - I assume something does because much of the carpet doesn't have a 'slide' impression. But I don't see impressions from rollers in the carpet either.

So what should I be looking for - how is the slide held off the carpet? and is there an adjustment that I can make to change this behavior? And worst of all, is this something to be REALLY worried about?

The fit/seals both in and out appears to be very normal with no issues. Just the at rest while 'in'. And the 5 page 'manual' gives no clues as to how it actually works!

Thanks for any ideas - Steve
Does your slide even have rollers? Some slides that are behind the drivers seat are flush floor, no rollers.

If it is flush floor, there are plastic slides that can wear out. Easy to replace if needed. I'd also check for rot on the under side of the slide.
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Can't help because I'm like Sgt. Schultz, "I know nuffink!" but will pose another question about the couch/dinette slide in my '06 Cayman 36: Very slow moving both ways, half or less the speed of the bedroom slides. Normal? Also they tip going in and out. Also normal? (We just bought "Mother Superior" 4/9 and it's been in a series of shops for one thing or another, expected and otherwise, since.)
that all sounds normal to me. Be sure your batteries are fully charged when operating the slide. Some even have shore power connected or generator running so the batteries are getting the extra boost.
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that all sounds normal to me. Be sure your batteries are fully charged when operating the slide. Some even have shore power connected or generator running so the batteries are getting the extra boost.
Thank you for the reassurance. Definitely different from my first slide experience with a Winnebago product, so I was a bit concerned.
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Thank you for the reassurance. Definitely different from my first slide experience with a Winnebago product, so I was a bit concerned.
did you establish if that slide is a flush floor or has rollers?
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I can't get to the coach - still at dealers for oil change/other stuff. Just wanted to make sure I didn't get a run-a-round by the dealer in looking at the slide. Was hoping someone might point me to slide docs - so I had some knowledge before talking with them.

I did find a wedge piece of rubber in the corner by the driver's seat so it might be what holds it off the carpet but I have no knowledge of slides to know what to look for. I haven't seen anything in slide parts that looked like that piece of rubber.

Hopefully I won't be told they need to take the slide out!

Thanks for the replies - will update when I know more . . . Steve
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