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My Baby Pete

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Rv moved while the slide out was out
« on: January 11, 2020, 10:19:47 PM »
My rv was moved with the slide out out. It was not leveled correctly and now the slide out will not roll back in correctly. I am new to this. I need to level my camper because the condensation is draining back into the camper from the refrigerator and has caused water damage. I will address that soon.

donn

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 10:46:44 PM »
Wjo moved it and why?  Should be easy enough to level the RV out and then move the slides out and try going back in.

Arch Hoagland

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 11:20:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Year, make and model of the RV would help.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 07:55:30 AM »
Need RV year/make/model and a more detailed description of the slide problem.

While moving the coach with a slide out is to be avoided, I would not think it is an automatic disaster either. Creeping 20 ft in a paved parking lot is an entirely different matter than driving down a highway or over bumpy terrain.
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JackL

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 02:40:49 PM »
  If it was mine, I would call the manufacturer and ask them what steps to take.
 If I didn't get any answer from them, I would try to crank it in manually.  Then level the camper, then put it back out electrically.

Jack L

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 04:22:36 PM »
If I didn't get any answer from them, I would try to crank it in manually.  Then level the camper, then put it back out electrically.
It sounds like it's way out of level now. I would NOT move anything until it's level. It may allow the slide out to correct itself. Trying to operate it while being out of level could create damage.
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2020, 08:21:30 AM »
Remember that when the slide is fully extended  it is supported by the fact that it is forced against the stops (in most or all cases?) and held fairly rigidly in position. Trying to retract while badly out of level will remove that support and subject the rails to any twisting forces more likely to damage them than moving with the slide locked in position.

I would ensure level before attempting to retract it.

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Re: Rv moved while the slide out was out
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2020, 01:08:11 PM »
Let us know what you tried and how it worked out. Good luck.
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