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Old 05-25-2021, 02:26 AM   #1
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Removing slideout

So I've posted about this a few times but still need someone to help me with this. There is not enough helpful videos or info online. As you can see, I need to remove my slideout temporarily to work on the flooring under it. Basically.... How do I do this? Lol. Is it too heavy for 4 people to lift and set onto something? I've also had some people mention hyper extending it? I could really use someone with some experience here to help me out and anwser questions. I have my dad's help, but neither of us know quite how to tackle this.
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Old 05-25-2021, 06:19 AM   #2
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Step 1: Remove interior facia trim and backing boards.
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A lot of times, after removing the interior facia, you can let the slide tilt out at the top and have room to get the flooring down under it. I would not attempt to remove that big of a slide without a lift of some sort to support it.

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To fully remove it, you need something like this. Preferably one that has forks that move horizontally.
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A lot of times, after removing the interior facia, you can let the slide tilt out at the top and have room to get the flooring down under it. I would not attempt to remove that big of a slide without a lift of some sort to support it.

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This is going to be your best approach short of building scaffolding, supports, fork lift etc

When tilting make sure you support the upper edge so it doesn't completely fall out causing all kinds of damage
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:09 PM   #6
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....depends on type of slide you have...complete removal would be very difficult without a lot of lift equipment/scaffolding and some experience....think leaving facia in place and partially tilting slide is your best bet...still requires a support structure on outside edge of slide...likely will have to disconnect hydraulic/electrical slide mechanism too--not a job for the faint of heart.
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Step 2: Take the advice of someone who has actually done it. Several times. Sometimes solo, without a forklift, scaffolding, or lifting equipment.
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Seems like a job that would be much easier the second time!

If I had to do it, I’d probably think about building a framework/scaffolding sitting on wheeled trailer tongue jacks. Would give you mobility and the ability to tweak the height. Step one would be to eliminate as much weight as possible from the slide. Having access to hardware on the bottom of the slide might require some ingenuity in the construction.
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Albeit a much smaller slide, here is what I was able to do.....
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You have me thinking.

Not everyone has a forklift available to them. You do need a method to lift & move it. I am assuming that you are on a hard smooth level surface.

Check around some local marinas & see if you can pick up a few boat stands.

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp...5704&id=701637

Put them on a wooden base with caster wheels & you have a way to lift & move the slide single handed.
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Step 3: Block up slide floor, remove slide stop and hyper-extend slide out.
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