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Old 11-19-2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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Bedroom slide-gap at top

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As some of you know, we just picked up our new 2015 Jayco Jayflight 33RLDS last week. The day we picked it up, the temps had dipped into the upper 20's.

When we did the walk through at the dealer, we noticed no issues with the bedroom slide not moving in. The walk-through was in the heated shop.

We came home, and even though we know the sides really should not be moved in/out in low temps, we couldn't resist opening it for the night just to explore it and spend some time inside.

The next afternoon, the temp was just above 30 degrees (plus wind, ugh) and we moved the bedroom slide in. There was a good sized gap at the top even through it was in as far as it would go. My husband shoved it as far in as he could and we were able to place the brace bar inside at the top, but the slide is still protruding out about an inch at the top.

My question is, is this because of the cold, or is it defective? I'm going to wait until it gets a little warmer next week (supposed to be in the 40's) and try opening/closing it again to see if it closes the gap, but I was wondering if the cold made the seals stiff and didn't allow the slide to move as it normally should?

Signed, wondering if I need to make an appt. at the dealer...
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:29 PM   #2
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I am not aware of any temperature limitations on operating the slides??? Did you have a sufficient charge in the battery? I would open and close it again with it either plugged into shore power or your TV, just to see what happens.
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:38 PM   #3
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Myself and others have had a similiar problem. Read through this thread and see if there's any help there. My post is #4.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=16122
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Get some of this at your local auto store, even Home Depot or lowes. Spray your slid rails...solves tons of problems. And I have used slide outs below zero. Should not be a problem. As stated above make sure plenty of battery power.
http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Wrench-...lithium+grease
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one thing to think about too is how level was it when you opened the slide ... our bedroom slide is a single rail slide and if it is unlevel front to rear or side to side by much it wont open and close right ... also open it and make sure something didn't inadvertently get in the way of it closing on the floor of camper or either side
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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All great info here, thanks!


We were plugged in to shore power, but honestly we were eyeballing it to see if it was level....that could be part of the issue.


I saw a thread here a while back that discussed moving in/out the slides in cold temps, and one person mentioned that they called their dealer who told them not to operate slides in temps under 20 degrees (I think?) because the seals would be more brittle. Not sure how true this is.
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Myself and others have had a similiar problem. Read through this thread and see if there's any help there. My post is #4.

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=16122
Read through this thread and this is exactly what ours looks like at the top. We used the bar but not in the location mentioned. We'll try moving it and see if that helps.
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Get some of this at your local auto store, even Home Depot or lowes. Spray your slid rails...solves tons of problems. And I have used slide outs below zero. Should not be a problem. As stated above make sure plenty of battery power.
http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Wrench-...lithium+grease
Our dealer sprayed down all of our rails and included two bottles of lubricant when we picked it up. Pretty sure this is what they gave us but I'll need to go look. Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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There should not be a gap at the top.
I had the same problem, with an older unit. There can be several adjustments on the slide mechanism to make the wall fit.
There are several different slide mechanisms, but I would bet it is a Lippert.
Such as this one. http://www.happijac.com/index.php/products/slide-outs

Just my thoughts.
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