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Old 04-07-2021, 10:48 AM   #1
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Carpet removed. Now slide out scrubs floor.

I'm sure I'm not the first who has encountered this. Am hoping for some good suggestions for how some corrected this same problem...


I had all carpet in my Sunnybrook. I tore it all out and put in vinyl planking. Originally, the RV had carpet throughout and on the slide out. So, as the slide out would come in, it kinda smushed together as it rolled in.


But now, all that's gone. When slide out is fully out, there is a good 1 1/4 clearance, but as it comes in, it slowly makes contact with the floor. At it's last 2' it begins to start rubbing and by the time its all the way in, it is scrubbing and scratching.


I wish I would have known all this; I would have left the 6" the manufactorer had turned underside that was stapled. That would have given me a good slippery slide once it made contact.


Anyway, if only I had a way to get some 3 or 4" carpet strips fastened underneath now, that might solve the problem. I know of no way to acheive this now other than construction adhesive and I don't know if that will even stay.


Anyone else ever go through this?
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Is this an issue , all the way along the leading edge of the slide , or is the slide floor sagging between the rollers to the point where a portion of the edge makes contact ?
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Is this an issue , all the way along the leading edge of the slide , or is the slide floor sagging between the rollers to the point where a portion of the edge makes contact ?

No, I have a consistent 1 1/4 all the way down when it's fully out. I guess what you said in the latter, a sag, is what's the issue.


I just came in from working on it and am trying something. I put a ripped piece of 9/16 base, with felt stapled to the bottom, down it as an apron. Its screwed and glued with construction adhesive. It worked in a trial. I screwed a 3 foot piece to it with the felt and it seemed to hold it's own, as it went in and out. So, we'll see if that works. I'll let that glue cure for two days before I pull it in to see whats what. If it doesnt work...back to the drawing board.
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Yep. Thx for that. I had thought about that if all fails for something fixed, like my above post.
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Bought my MH a couple years ago and minor scratches were in the flooring. The plastic ramp was worn on one side which probably aggravated the situation. I basically did the same as in the video and used a couple of stair step pads upside down placing them as the slide moved in and out. Solved the problem. There are replacement ramps but I don't think they would totally fix the problem because of the slide weight.
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Was looking on line and found some items called “skates”. Basically lay them down in front of the slide and pull it in. The slide doesn’t touch the floor. Pick them up after the slide is out
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That's why they always have carpet in front of slides. It hides that and carpet will stand up to it better. Remember, not every change is an improvement.
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I too replaced the carpet with premium vinyl tile, and experienced scratches on the tile. I went to Lowes and bought a sheet of 1/8" plexiglass and cut it in two pieces. I lay the sheet on the floor before retracting the slideout. Bingo!
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Slide out skis.

https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-13499.../dp/B00JMHFEU8

https://www.amazon.com/Duo-Form-Slid.../dp/B0873B2LQF

https://www.amazon.com/AP-Products-0.../dp/B079CT1N51
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Slide slickers
It’s a common problem, with a common solution
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