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Old 04-24-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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Would like to have slide fit flush again!

Hi all:

On our 2005 Dip, the rear, driver-side bedroom slide is not fitting flush to the side of the coach. Looking at the coach, when the slide is retracted all the way, the upper left corner of the slide is sitting about 1/4" out and the upper right corner is very tight against the coach (the bottoms are both flat against the sides). There is enough gap to allow water to trickle b/t the seams.

I've tried to find and read all of the posts regarding slide-out adjustments and none seem to quite fit this situation. The rollers underneath the slide appear to be in good shape and I've tried adjusting where the slide mechanism attaches to the floor of the coach (helps set the pitch of the slide-out gear mechanism). Nothing I've done (which hasn't been much to this point) has helped. If I take a slide-lock and put it on the inside, I can pull the slide completely closed and keep water out of the coach. But this isn't a long-term solution....

So, any ideas on how to get this one corner to snug up?

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Old 04-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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Tim.....Get a flashlight and look under the slide on the inside and you'll see two phillips head screws that are adjusters.
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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Tim.....Get a flashlight and look under the slide on the inside and you'll see two phillips head screws that are adjusters.
I have the same problem except my gap is on the lower end of the side and I dont get water in. Don, can you tell me more? Do I need the slide open or closed to see these and to adjust them? I will go take a look this morning after the water dries up from all the rain last night. Thanks, I thought I was stuck with an imperfect fit!
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Larry.....You have to adjust them with the sldie closed. Once you open it, the slide drops down when it's extended and you can't see them. I was looking under there when my slide wasn't sealing when extended.
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Hi Don:

Are the phillips you are talking about out near the rollers are in the middle of the slide near the gear mechanism?

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Old 04-25-2010, 06:23 PM   #6
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Just under the edge of the slide on the inside. They're hard to see.
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D Don,

We need pictures!

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Okay Luke.....11:00PM and in my underwear (wasn't pretty) I ran out and took a photo. I was wrong about it being a phillips head (adjusted mine several years ago). It's a 7/16". If you look at the photo, tightening or loosening the bolt slides a wedge (piece just above the bolt head with the hole in it) in and out. There are three of these on mine (small slide).

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Okay Luke.....11:00PM and in my underwear (wasn't pretty) I ran out and took a photo.....
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TOO MUCH INFORMATION!

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Thanks Don...when I get back in town I'll give that a shot....and thanks for the service 'above and beyond'!

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thanks Don

Thanks for the extra effort Don Never would have figured it out without the pic. I was looking outside the coach, not inside!! Never occurred to me to look under there!! You're the man!!
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So now that we know you run around the campground in your undies I am still confused on this adjustment and what it does and how I would adjust it. Does this adjustment change the tilt of the slide when it is fully retracted? So, in Doc Thumps case he would only adjust the one(s) on the end that does not come up tight and seal. It would seem to me that you would maybe loosen the end that is sealed tight so the slide hangs out evenly across the top then adjust them slowly so it sealed evenly and not in a bind. Does turning this 7/16 bolt clockwise pull the top in or let it out.

Has anyone ever seen publishing instructions for alignment of the whole slideout when it is bothe in and out?
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I have the same problem with a full wall slide on a 2008 Knight, DFT. There are adjustments under the slide that are threaded rods with 1.25" nuts. Heavy stuff, the slide fits on one end, I tightened the nut on the other end, it helped but the top was still out. Is there an adjustment on the top. When it goes out the top tilts over and when the bottom drops into place it plumbs up from top to bottom. As for published instruction I would like to have those also if someone knows where to get a copy.
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I used the adjustment I posted to tilt the top of the slide outward when the slide was extended. I wasn't sealing evenly at the top. I haven't played with my slide adjustments enough to know what combinations of adjustments will change what.
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