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Old 02-05-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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28BHBE Slide out twisting

I recently purchased a 2015 28BHBE and while going through it fixing all the little things (moving curtains so they covered windows, aligning cupboard latches so they would latch and moving the screws in the entertainment center so they were actually going into the support boards) I noticed the rear bench seat for the table was busted apart, so as I was getting ready to rebuild it I noticed that when the slide out is fully retracted the floor and wall twist enough, just in the rear, that it was busting the bench apart and had actually pulled one of the screws out of the floor, I decided that this should probably go back to the dealer. The dealer tells me that the bench shouldn't come apart but the twist is normal, now I see that they put the first screw in about a foot and a half back so the floor can raise and lower a bit without pulling on the bench but I don't think it should twist, in my mind the walls and floor can only twist so many times before they crack, I'm curious if others are seeing this as well or am I being fed a line.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:59 PM   #2
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Gosh-all-mighty - sorry to hear about the skewed slide but personally, suggest you don't do anything that might invalidate your warranty! Our dealer told us to compile a punch list of things they need to address, we did that and now are working on #2; DH is a licensed contractor and could do the "fixes", but right now he'd rather be the QC for the dealer's work (on their dime and time). BTW, no issues with our slide.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:05 PM   #3
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I hear ya, the little things I wasn't to worried about but I did take it to the dealer for the twist, was really curious if others see the twist as well, if they are then I guess it is what it is, just seems strange.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:06 PM   #4
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No twist so far

Well thanks for sharing it's something I'll be watching for but haven't noticed so far on our 28bhbe
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:24 PM   #5
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I'm not sure if I understand your problem. Is it a twist or a bow in the center of the slide. Why I ask is that I have a bow in the center of mine when it's in and the dinette back pulls away from the wall and almost past the aluminum "L" bracket. So what I did was I put a 1x6 on the floor before I pull the slide in and the dinette back rests on this board and prevents it from bowing.
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When I removed the drawer I saw the screws had pulled up about 3/8s to 1/2" just like your saying. That board put a stop to that problem. It stoped the bouncing up and down while driving down the highway and keeps it from saging when not in use.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:22 PM   #7
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Thanks, I will look at that when I get it back, I only remember seeing it in the corner though, but maybe I just didn't notice.
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We just took delivery of a 32BHDS we have not used it yet but I am thinking your idea with the 1"x6" is a good one, if only for a safety.
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We just took delivery of a 32BHDS we have not used it yet but I am thinking your idea with the 1"x6" is a good one, if only for a safety.
That 1x6 is 18" long and it has never done any damage to the underside of the slideout. Now when my slide is in it's up 2+ inches yours might be more or less so check first. I could use a shim on that board but I'm happy with the way it is now.
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So today, I went to pull in the bunkhouse slide and it jammed. I could not get it in more then halfway. Went underneath and found two screws pulled out that were jamming it. I don't know if this was a mistake at factory or if the slide is twisting and the screws are pulling out? It has me concerned, I called the dealer about we will see what they have to say. I am not overwhelmed with confidence that they will tell me the truth or have the expertise to do a good job making a repair anyway.
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