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wildbill1962

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Slide out question
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:14:31 PM »
Have a 2017 starcraft 38ft TT. I just noticed that one of the slides does not have a 100% seal on the outside. When out, the top seems to be shifted towards the front leaving a small gap on the top rear of the slide. Is there a way to adjust ?

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Bill

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Slide out question
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 10:48:19 AM »
Probably, but it will depend on the type & brand of slideout mechanism. Gear, hydraulic, cable, etc.  Since its a 2017, it seems like it ought to be a warranty repair job too.
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wildbill1962

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Re: Slide out question
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 04:41:12 PM »
Its a gear driven type, not close to any dealers right now.

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Bill

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Slide out question
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 09:30:41 AM »
There are two factors for the rack & pinion gear type (primarily Power Gear brand slides). One is that the front and rear gear tracks may be skewed by one or tow teeth, cocking the slide slightly. That skews the whole slide by maybe 1/4", but the bottom normally contacts the sidewalls before the top, so the top is where a gap shows. The second is a set of adjustment bolts/nuts at the outer end of the gear track under the slide.

I'd say there is a fair chance that the slide jumper one tooth on the gear track, either originally from the factory (quality control is minimal) or through abuse of the slide at some point. If the slide is moved in/out with something in the way that jams it, the motor-driven gear can jump a tooth on the track (gear rack).
Gary
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