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Old 04-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Slide out rollers on 1999 Monaco Diplomat

My slide out does not sit level in the opening. It is low in the front. This causes the seals to be tight at the top in front and loose in the rear. My question is where are the room rollers located and how to access them then adjust or replace then adjust them. It is a 1999 Monaco Diplomat 38A. It has a 15' slide in the left side that includes the stove, sink and kitchen counter and cabinets. Also a sofa at the front. The slide only opens about 18" but when out the seal on the front is not sealing because of the mis-alignment.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:15 PM   #2
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A belated , Welcome to iRV2,
I have a friend with a 98 Diplomat , and helped him with a side motor repair, but didn't have to do any adjustments to the slide.
Did Monaco make their own drive system or use a Power Gear set up ?
I have a large pdf for adjustments on the Power Gear set up , if someone can say that your system is by power gear, then PM me your e mail address and I'll forward it to you.
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Old 04-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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slide rollers

Your problem is definitely slide roller adjustment related. Pull up the false bottoms under the sink and remove the drawers on the end of the base cabinet. You will find the slide rollers there. They have a bolt which raises and lowers the slide. There is a lock nut on the bolt to hold the position once the roller is adjusted. You have described exactly what was wrong with mine, including where everything is located. By screwing the bolt down the top of the slide will move out toward the top of the wall and seal up. There is no roller under the couch. It just slides on the carpeted floor. The roller behind the drawers is probably fine but can be adjusted if needed. The roller under the sink carries most of the weight. I had to pry the front of the slide up with a plastic wedge to relieve some of the weight on the roller and then cranked it down all the way. The rollers are held in place by the small lag bolts. I pulled the rollers out and found nothing wrong with them. There is nothing that can be repaired anyway. You can't replace the adjusting bolt to get more thread. That bolt should have been at least 3/4" longer. If yours are bad replace. Hope this helps...Gary
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Will add this about prying up on the bottom of the cabinet. It is only a kick panel and will not support the weight of the cabinet in any one spot. I used a 1/4 by 1' piece of steel and wedged under that. A crow bar would work if you have another pair of steady hands to help while you adjust the roller.


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Old 04-26-2015, 01:15 PM   #5
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Thank you for the helpful insight on this subject. I am going to take a look at the rollers and adjuster and see if I can make any sense of how they are intended to work. If I can feel relatively safe that I'm not making my problem worse I'll try to do some inspecting and then adjusting. If not I'll take it to a respectable RV repair shop. I am only about 25 miles from Elkhart, Indiana so finding someone to fix it shouldn't be too hard?
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IT is as simple as turning the bolt down, after loosening the lock nut. There is nothing to repair on the rollers. Any way, I tried....Good luck with it.
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Slide out roller adjustment

Well I took the plunge and adjusted the roller on my slide out. I found that there is only one roller and it is located in the bottom of the cabinet next to the sofa (in the middle). It is about one foot long and has an adjuster bolt located on each end. Each bolt has a lock tab which has to be bent down to work with the adjuster bolt. I lowered both adjusters until they were free. I actually removed the roller to verify that it would indeed roll freely and it did. I then started with the both bolts just snug. I then turned down the rear bolt one turn and locked it. I then turned down the front bolt one and one half turns. The extra on the front was because of the slightly lower front that was present. I then locked the front bolt and tried the room. It does move out and in much better. It fits the opening better also. I am going to dress up all of the seals and cross my fingers. Hopefully my slide out problems are solved. Thank you for your helpful advise. I hope that this post will help the next person with this question.
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Old 10-04-2015, 02:07 PM   #8
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On my 99 Diplomat there are three slide rollers, one under the sink, one under the RH drawers AND one under the sofa, I can' figure out how to
adjust the sofa one as the bolts are not as the others they seam to be
installed from the bottom
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I only found the one roller on my slide? Adjusting it accomplished what I was trying to do. Set the slide more squarely in the opening. I have no ideas other then what was in my earlier post.
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For future reference, I'm pretty sure you have three rollers as did my 99 Windsor. The front roller should be accessible from front wheel well. It is mounted from the bottom. There is a rectangular plastic cover.
The rear roller is accessible by removing the drawers at rear of slideout, similar to the middle one you have already found.
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I only found the one roller on my slide? Adjusting it accomplished what I was trying to do. Set the slide more squarely in the opening. I have no ideas other then what was in my earlier post.
I know that the 99 Diplomat has 2 slide rollers under the kitchen cabinets and one under the couch and the only to get to the one under the couch is outside under the left front wheel, extend the slide 1/3 out back off on the adjusting nut ( I removed cleanedand oiled my rollers) tighten the nut down until it touches plus 1/4 turn put a dab of loctite on adjust nut tighten and lock lock tad, I think if you get the two under the kitchen cabinets you will no ok or at least I was.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:32 PM   #12
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Ditto to DtBt

My 99 Windsor is exactly as he described. If the front of your slide is low then I would think you could adjust the roller above the driver side front tire. It is covered by a plastic rectangular box. Remove the six or eight screw for the cover to expose the roller. I had the shorten the height of this box when I switched to larger 295/75 tires. Low in the front would be corrected by adjusting this roller but the others may need to be tuned as well. Also make sure you are doing this at ride height and not with the air dumped.......
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Old 10-06-2015, 05:55 AM   #13
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Thanks DtBt for the info on the front slide,I did have to replace both rear rollers as
the rubber coating had crumbled off, anyone know if the front roller is rubber coated
or plain steel, Thanks all


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My slide out does not sit level in the opening. It is low in the front. This causes the seals to be tight at the top in front and loose in the rear. My question is where are the room rollers located and how to access them then adjust or replace then adjust them. It is a 1999 Monaco Diplomat 38A. It has a 15' slide in the left side that includes the stove, sink and kitchen counter and cabinets. Also a sofa at the front. The slide only opens about 18" but when out the seal on the front is not sealing because of the mis-alignment.
Ive noticed my rollers on my 99 diplomat have disintegrated and all the orange coatings is almost gone off the rollers so hence its now clunking hard on in and out use. Does anyone have a place where i can buy new rollers at..? I'd sure appreciate the help.
Thank you, Tom
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