I posted this on the Forest River forum, but in thinking about it, this could occur with any brand of coach. I have 2 situations that I was wondering if anyone else has encountered. I have a 2008, 40' Forest River Berkshire on a Freightliner XC raised rail chassis.
I just returned from Disney World and noticed that the slide out awning on my living room slide seems to have wrinkled and has some slack in it when the slide is retracted. I just returned yesterday and have not had a chance to look at it as yet (kind of cold here also) but was wondering if anyone else had this and, if so, how it was fixed.
The second thing I was wondering if anyone had any problems with the cables on the wardrobe/bunk slide. I had one break last summer (top cable toward the front of the coach) and it was a really BIG pain to replace it. Since then, I check the cables periodically. I noticed that the bottom-rear cable is showing signs of wear also. Has anyone else experienced this problem and how do you prevent it from continue to happen.
On the slide awning, you may be able to pull it out and let it snap back something like a window blind. I had my local rv repair guy show me this a few years back on a trailer; don't know if it would apply to yours.
You need to have the slide almost fully extended.
2009 Holiday Rambler Admiral 33SFS (34' 3")
2008 Jeep Liberty - North Edition (4x4 auto)
FQCC/Camping Quebec, KOA, Good Sam, Coach-Net
With The Accuslide cable system, IF you see a cable that is rubbing/scraping, that points to an CABLE alignment problem. If you look at the cable end mount you will see that you can move the cable up and down slightly to stop the rubbing. But, YES, that is what usually causes the cable to fray and then break loose. Doug
PROBLEM: Cable is bent and/or frayed at standoff bracket.
Cause: Standoff bracket was not proper aligned during installation process
1. Remove the tension from the cable via the cable adjustment nut.
2. Remove the screws from the standoff bracket and adjust to the appropriate location.
3. Re-attach standoff bracket and adjust cable tension.
4. Replace the cable if it has become frayed.