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Old 10-24-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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Slide sag concerns

I have a 2009 Tiffin Allegro Bus that the DS slide seems to be sagging some. I have had it set up for 2 months now, and cannot open one of the basement doors because it is hanging too low. I was able to open the door when we first set up the RV. Planning on parking it this way all winter.

Is there a need, or perhaps just a good idea, so add some sort of jack to the slide rails to provide added support to prevent the slide from sagging like this for long-term living?
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I don't think they are supposed to sag at all over time.

Have you tried retracting the slide completely and then putting it back out?

Perhaps the motor brake isn't holding as well as it should?

From what little I know about slides, you should always fully retract and fully extend slides, stopping part way and reversing direction is not recommended if you have more than one slide motor due to syncing issues.
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Our friends had their 2011 Phaeton at Red Bay for a recall and while there they were told there was a recall on the DS slide. They took the slide out and replaced the rotted wood floor with a new aluminum floor. Might be worth a call to Tiffin.
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Cousin Ed is right on. They had lot of problems with the roof rails, wet bay and DS front slide leaking water. Most slides had to be removed and replaced. Hope you can get if fixed by Tiffin on them.
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Is there a need, or perhaps just a good idea, so add some sort of jack to the slide rails to provide added support to prevent the slide from sagging like this for long-term living?

Jack stands under the slide rails is not recommended. The dynamics of wind, rig settling, even tire deflation will definitely damage the slide and the wall opening.
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Ok, thanks for all the input guys. Sounds like a call to Tiffin is in order.
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