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Old 10-13-2022, 05:31 PM   #1
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Issue with rear slide on new class c

Greetings all, we are curious about a possible problem with the rear slide on our new forrester 2861. The rear slide has a significant gap when pulled in. We asked our dealer and they said itís normal. Canít believe that. Looked at several rvs and this gap was not ďnormalĒ . We are trying to head off a potential problem in the future. Is this normal? Should we be concerned? I have attached pictures showing the gap. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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That is not normal. The slide when pulled in should be fairly close and even. The same for when it is pulled out. Sounds like a lazy dealer that does not want to bother with having to adjust the slide.

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Thanks, that is what I thought. Looks like a call to forest river will be in order.
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Old 10-13-2022, 10:55 PM   #4
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There is a way to calibrate your slide motors, look up slide type / manufacturer and investigate how. Its not difficult. This appears like the motors think the slide is all the way in and it isn't.
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I wonder if that is normal.

Unlike all other slide-outs that close flush to the body, this one seems to overlap, "seal over" the surrounding surfaces.

Maybe the gasket should be crushed more for a better seal, but maybe not.
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Mine is the same but it does close tighter. The gasket is not squishy at all when closed tight. Recalibrate can help.
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Just went over to the storage lot. Installed some weatherstripping on a storage compartment that has a leak. Itís been that way since delivery. Dealer had it for a week , said it was fixed!!! It wasnít!!!
Anyway, after closer inspection, itís not right. The sealing rubber gasket is pulling away from the camper body. Doesnít appear to have any adhesive to attach the seal to the body. Definitely going to be a problem in the future. We are going on a week long trip to Orlando end of the month. Iíll be contacting the dealer and forest river about the repair necessary. Thanks all.
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Set up a trip to factory service and get it fixed there.
Make it aRv trip and visit Elkhart.
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The slide might be off by a few, gear teeth on one side.
Dealers have no idea what to do. Go to the factory service.
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When closed - my front HWH slide, there was a small difference in how each side was closing. The repair tech said that there are sealing gaskets on the outside edge of the slide and also on the body of the coach. As long as both of these gaskets are touching, then you have a proper seal. The small difference in how the slide fit was due to how the slide fits into the hole in the chassis.

My slide had shifted to far to one side. It was so close on the right side that when the slide was out, the sealer gasket was clamped inside the coach. They had to relocate the slide mount about 3/4" to the left for it to be centered. Glad this was covered by my Tiffin warranty.

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How to calibrate (this type) of slides
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Thanks for the replyís. Went to the storage lot to get a few things done on the rv. Moved the slide out and looked closely at the seals and mechanics. Siginifant problems were revealed. The seals on both sides of the slide/body are not attached to the body. The seal on the underside of the slide is buckling and I canít pull it out. Pulled the slide back in and it appears to be more of a gap now. I have done extensive reaserch and I canít find out who makes this kind of slide mechanism. Pictures are attached.
Who makes this slide? I canít find any way of adjusting inside or out. Is there any thing I can do? Iíll be working on this Monday. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
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Who makes this slide? I canít find any way of adjusting inside or out. Is there any thing I can do? Iíll be working on this Monday. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.
I see you are cross posted on FR Forums, as I am, which can be helpful.

Hope you've gotten the answer about who makes your slideout mechanism on FRF which includes the Lippert PDF installation manual.

There are adjustments that can be made, see page 11, but unless you're experienced it probably needs to be done at the factory.

You have at least two problems. Slideout adjustment and seals.
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Greetings all, we are curious about a possible problem with the rear slide on our new forrester 2861. The rear slide has a significant gap when pulled in. We asked our dealer and they said itís normal. Canít believe that. Looked at several rvs and this gap was not ďnormalĒ . We are trying to head off a potential problem in the future. Is this normal? Should we be concerned? I have attached pictures showing the gap. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
If I may , I would offer a word of caution .

I suggest if your RV is still under warranty to not attempt to do any repair or adjustment yourself .

The manufacturer's are always looking for a way to void a warranty , and a owner attempting to do a repair themselves provides them that opportunity .

Definitely contact the manufacturer , and make them aware of the name of the dealer that is refusing to fix the issue .

Good luck , and please let us know how it gets resolved.
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Thanks all for the advice. Up date. I have an appointment at the dealer tomorrow. Had to wait 4 weeks to get that. The issue with the slide is getting worse. We went to Orlando for a check ride for 5 days. Upon coming home, it appears that the problems are getting worse. The slide is now off by another 1/4 “. The seals could be the problem I hope. In addition, the slide is not even close to level with the slide out. It seems to be off at the front when extended by 1-13/4”. That can’t be right. I’ll see what the dealer says tomorrow. Will provide updates. Thanks again.
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