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maggie61

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When our slideout is closed, it doesn't close tight on one side and my husband thinks it is out one or two cogs on that side. Is he able to do anything to fix it himself?

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Not sure what RV you have. If he is mechanically inclined he can pull the roll pin on eather gear and reset it to match the other side. Before he does this, he needs to check ALL the bolts and nuts on the outer eds on both tubes and make sure none has loosened up or slipped.


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It is a 2012 Coleman (Dutchmen) 5th wheel RV

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Had this happen one time recently on our Jayco and couldn't figure out why until the end of the next trip. While on the roof cleaning off the slide roofs I saw a Magnolia cone on the slide roof that was smashed up. It blocked the slide enough to keep it from closing flush on one end. Removed it and all is good now. You see, we have a big Magnolia in front of our house and when I had the trailer opened up in front of the house a cone had fallen onto the slide roof and went unnoticed by me. Was lucky that it didn't damage the bulb seal or any of the flange.

Get up on the roof with the slide open a bit and check for an obstruction, it could be that simple.

Hope it's something simple

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maggie61 wrote:

When our slideout is closed, it doesn't close tight on one side and my husband thinks it is out one or two cogs on that side. Is he able to do anything to fix it himself?


Absolutely! Figure out what kind of a slide system you have (mfgr and model) and go to their website and look for the instructions on 'timing the slide', making it go in and out in an even manner. They're all similar, but also a little different. Will help to have an assistant to do some of the tasks.

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Posted: 07/19/12 07:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's a 2012. Take it back to the dealer and make them fix it for nothing. It should have been right when you got it. If hubby trys and screws something up it will not be covered by warrantee.


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It was ok when we bought it, it is just the second last time we were out camping, when we got home we noticed it wasn't closing tight on the left side

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Posted: 07/19/12 07:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

maggie61 wrote:

It was ok when we bought it, it is just the second last time we were out camping, when we got home we noticed it wasn't closing tight on the left side


It may have "looked" right when you got it but something was not right or you would not have this problem. It should still be under warrantee and the dealer should have no problem with fixing it. If the dealer is a long ways off and there would be a large cost involved to get there, then you might consider fixing it yourself.

On another note, are you sure there is nothing inside blocking the slide from going in? We have to turn our recliners sideways and slide them back against the wall to get out slide in. We always watch them when operating the slide and have saved damage twice when the slide caught on them.

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If it's a Lippert slide system they seem to have fairly good manuals on their website. But, if it's still under warranty, get the dealer to do it.


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I don't know what slide system it is. Where do I find out? It is a Coleman (Dutchmen) make of RV

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