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Posted: 08/18/19 12:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On my last trip when I was opening the slide I noticed and heard the slide shake, make loud noise as if was to fall apart. And just now I try to open it, again and the same issue. Please advice if all it needs is grease, oil or service?

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well I won,t own a slide,no need, but I think there suppose to go in out easy, lube and adjustments are needed. if you can,t do the work? call a local rv tech ,not the dealer, tech will come to you ,

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Posted: 08/18/19 02:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

midnightsadie wrote:

well I won,t own a slide,no need, but I think there suppose to go in out easy, lube and adjustments are needed. if you can,t do the work? call a local rv tech ,not the dealer, tech will come to you ,


X2!

Needs fixed, should slide in/out easily without making odd noises..

I purposely avoid slides for this reason.

You WILL need to either diagnose and fix it yourself or find a dealer to work on it..

Now, where are all of those folks on this forum who claim slides never break?

Perhaps they would be willing to come to you and fix it for free..

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Sounds like a grease job is in order.


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First thing make sure something hasn't got caught under the slide. I heard that sometimes thing fall during travel and slide or get kicked under the slide with it in and cause problems.If you don't find anything there get underneath the camper and have someone put out the slide and watch the mechanism and see if you can tell where the problem is.Wouldn't be a bad time lube while you there if that hasn't been done in a while.


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This is the exact reason I own a slide. All the room when it goes out!! Sounds like a bit of lube is in order. Very easy to do!


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If you have a rack style slide, this is some good stuff to use. Go to YouTube and there are videos on how to Lube it.
https://www.campingworld.com/protect-all........slide-out-dry-lube-protectant-17390.html


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The brand of slide mechanism will help us diagnose your problem.

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Gdetrailer wrote:

midnightsadie wrote:

well I won,t own a slide,no need, but I think there suppose to go in out easy, lube and adjustments are needed. if you can,t do the work? call a local rv tech ,not the dealer, tech will come to you ,


X2!

Needs fixed, should slide in/out easily without making odd noises..

I purposely avoid slides for this reason.

You WILL need to either diagnose and fix it yourself or find a dealer to work on it..

Now, where are all of those folks on this forum who claim slides never break?

Perhaps they would be willing to come to you and fix it for free..


I'm another who don't care for slides. It's something to sweep off if you have one to keep from sliding in with leaves Pine Straw and small limbs.
In my case, it's my wife and I camping. When we camp, we spend very little time in our camper. My current RV is a 18 foot 1975 Fleetwood Prowler that I have rebuilt.
I have a soft spot for Vintage RVs.

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On my last trip when I was opening the slide I noticed and heard the slide shake, make loud noise as if was to fall apart. And just now I try to open it, again and the same issue. Please advice if all it needs is grease, oil or service?


You entitled the thread "Is there something wrong here"?

I'm not sorry but it's polite to make it sound like I am but if your car started screeching from the front right side or your washing machine started spraying water all over the laundry room would you surmise that there was, actually, something out of the ordinary occurring or would you rush to the nearest internet forum to try to decide if this was, in fact, normal behavior?

There's a fairly simple and logical process though which you can step.

1. Has it always acted in this fashion. If yes, it's OK though you might have been screwed by your salesman.

2. Does it sound better than it did before? If yes then you're kosher. If no, there might be something wrong.

3. Does it make you smile? If yes, don't worry. If no get it looked at by someone with more credentials than a forum full of numpties, who while knowing it's messed up will merely speculate as to it's cause and waste your time.

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