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Old 11-17-2018, 01:10 PM   #11
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Bontragers Supply in White Pigeon MI has shelf's full of those rollers for about $5.00 each.

https://bontragers.com/


Trekwood shows a redesigned replacement for the OEM wear bar

http://www.trekwood.com/products/605...1-2-Black-168-
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:31 AM   #12
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Bontragers Supply in White Pigeon MI has shelf's full of those rollers for about $5.00 each.

https://bontragers.com/


Trekwood shows a redesigned replacement for the OEM wear bar

http://www.trekwood.com/products/605...1-2-Black-168-
Frank, thanks for your input.

Unfortunately Bontrager's never showed up in many hours of internet searching. Their website isn' too great for just a search either but will bookmaek for later possible use for other items

The wear bar you noted @~5 bucks/length is NLA (no longer available) and the incorrect version . The 'needed' one is about $53 + shipping. To install would require that my slides be removed - and something I can't do in my driveway
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:11 AM   #13
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Dave W,

Bontrager's is not your "typical internet presence". Essentially their website is a "full page newspaper advertisement" type of website. They don't list any specific components, no prices, no ordering information. My "best guess" is that's because they are a "salvage operation" and their inventory changes day to day, depending on what "stuff they pick up" at salvage yards or as surplus from the RV manufacturers from whom they buy "last year's extras"....

Give them a call, (269) 483-7017 or (866) 483-7017. Their primary sales staff is fairly well versed on what they have, where it's located and how much they sell it for. If you can imagine a Big Lots, Harbor Freight, Ace Hardware and an old fashioned general store all rolled up and put in one building next to a loading dock that's adjacent to an RV salvage yard.... Well, that's sort of what Bontrager's would be......

They have definitely NOT entered the "Amazon functionality internet site" category. But they are an excellent source for "hard to find" RV stuff.

ADDED: Take a look at the pictures of their facility and stock located on the RV Parts webpage: https://bontragers.com/rv-supplies-accessories/ What you'll see are rows and rows of "stuff" some used, some new (out of boxes) some new, some last year's colors, some 10 years old, all "either functional or ready to disassemble to get that little part that broke". Everything from #2 Roberts screws in a barrel to Cummins diesel generators to doors, windows, screens, slide rollers, chairs, cabinet doors, furnace sail switches to "if you can imagine it, it's on the shelf, probably dusty but for sale"..... The photos will give you some idea why there's no "pick a tab internet sales page".....
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:23 AM   #14
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Thinking out loud here: We "hyper extend" slides all the time to do lino work and I have replaced lower sweeper seals that look like what you describe. Granted we are talking about through the frame type, but I would suspect yu could do the same with a cable system. If your interested PM me and I can describe how we do it. Im thinking a 90 degree adapter or one of these will allow the needed room to remove/install fasteners.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-24-P...ol-Set/3387782
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Old 11-18-2018, 09:42 AM   #15
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Bontrager's is not your "typical internet presence". ....
John - if Bontrager's had at least shown on my 'net search, I might have given them a call as long as I had a part number.

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Thinking out loud here: We "hyper extend" slides all the time to do lino work and I have replaced lower sweeper seals that look like what you describe. Granted we are talking about through the frame type, but I would suspect yu could do the same with a cable system. If your interested PM me and I can describe how we do it. Im thinking a 90 degree adapter or one of these will allow the needed room to remove/install fasteners.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-24-P...ol-Set/3387782
Chuckster - when you say 'hyper extend, what does that mean to your needs. To me, it means that a slide would be forced beyond normal limits and not something that a DIY should be doing witout some special tooling, jacks or way to stop before an 'awwww [email protected]#$' happened. These above the floor slides can be extended and then carefully jack up 2-3 inches. Would I need more? This is not a job that I can do for a while with the current snow and 2030 degrees that we have so may come back to you for guidance in Mar/April.

I like that tool though probably have every insert bit but no special wrench ... and since I never have enough tools and our local Lowe's has one in stock ....
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:12 AM   #16
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Hyper extending involves taking the slide past its normal "stop". to do this you simply remove the "horseshoe" facia and go for it. In your case you would want someone to stand outside to verify the floor of the slide didn't go beyond the floor of the trailer. We use floor jacks and 2X6's to spread the load. and then jack it up. If you can lean the slide outwards it can be lifted above the top of the opening, giving you more room.

I agree its not for the faint at heart or novice DIYer.
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Hyper extending involves taking the slide past its normal "stop". to do this you simply remove the "horseshoe" facia and go for it. In your case you would want someone to stand outside to verify the floor of the slide didn't go beyond the floor of the trailer. We use floor jacks and 2X6's to spread the load. and then jack it up. If you can lean the slide outwards it can be lifted above the top of the opening, giving you more room.

I agree its not for the faint at heart or novice DIYer.
Thanks!
WEll, I am a bit faint of heart with the slide but as an 'advanced' DIYer and former (before electronics, etc.) auto mechanic, will give the jacks and 2x lumber a try ... even though I intend on doing the roller mod --- unless I can't for some reason and have to use the wear bar
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:23 AM   #18
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Your very welcome. The first time I did it I thought the slide was going to fall out
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:39 PM   #19
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Got the rollers yesterday - and they will be returned. The rollers woild stand 1-1/8" from the frame vs 1/2". I could quite probably stand another 1/4" but not 5/8".

Back to the srawing board and probably use the 'improved' OEM wear bar
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