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Posted: 08/24/22 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have looked at a 5th wheel to purchase. They had a leak that had been repaired at the time and they also replaced the flooring. Now the slide out sticks. Should this be a major concern and what other problems should we be looking for?

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Slide outs should function without sticking. Someone didn't do things right. Why buy trouble?


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When they replaced the flooring, I will bet the new wood deck is slightly higher than the old wood deck and that is causing the slide to bind. Doug

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Why does the slide stick? Personally I think I'd look elsewhere unless I was convinced the slide sticking wasn't an issue.


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A slide should extend or retract smoothly with minimal noise. If they did some floor repairs due to a leak, it would seem that the floor was nor repaired correctly. I would pass on this trailer.

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