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Old 08-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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Big slide problem

Yesterday we brought the big slide in about 6 in. to drain water from the slide topper. The slide started moving on one side and almost jammed we got it back out by pushing on one non moving end.
This morning I removed the access panel and found both bolts that attach the slide motor to the drive bars sheared off. I bought 2 grade 8 bolts and replaced them.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
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Glad it was a easy fix. could have been a lot worse. Good Job
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I have had the same issue with both of my slides. I keep spare bolts on hand.
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Most of the new slides require that you either slide them all the way in or all the way out. When we did out walkthrough they made that very clear to us that you can no longer just slide partially out or partially in.
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Gosh, I wish the underside of my slide looked that good. Nice work on the repairs.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
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Most of the new slides require that you either slide them all the way in or all the way out. When we did out walkthrough they made that very clear to us that you can no longer just slide partially out or partially in.

That is not written in stone. Jayco answer to water on the slides is to bring them in a little so water can drain off.
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That is not written in stone. Jayco answer to water on the slides is to bring them in a little so water can drain off.

Actually it is. If you do not put them all the way out or all the way in they will end up out of alignment. They were very specific that you not stop the slide as it extents or retracts. This may not be the case with yours but the new slides are set up that way. The new slides actually auto align themselves every 80 or so uses.
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I wish our street side slide would align itself.
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REMOVE those grade 8 bolts immediately... the bolts that were in there before are called shear bolts designed to break rather than twisting the whole assembly apart causing massive damage..
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REMOVE those grade 8 bolts immediately... the bolts that were in there before are called shear bolts designed to break rather than twisting the whole assembly apart causing massive damage..
That's what I was thinking. Sort of like the bolts on a snow blower. Or the plastic cog on a winch. A weak point to prevent total destruction..
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