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Old 09-16-2018, 07:20 AM   #1
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Interior slide frame separation

We have a 2013 Outback 300rb. This unit has a 20 foot slide that includes the front bedroom. Noticed that the bottom of the frame has separated from the slide. Does anyone know what could have caused this? It seems like an easy fix but I would like to understand what caused it. Could it simply be bad roads? Misaligned slide? When the slide is all the way in it seals just fine. A large screw at the bottom was pulled out somehow. Appreciate any help.

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:39 AM   #2
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The "Horseshoe" is what stops the slide from over extending. Depending on what type of slide it is, you can take steps to stop it form happening. biggest thing is to let go of the button as the slide makes full contact with the sidewall. You will have to remove the facia trim in order to re secure the screw, just move it to a different spot.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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So in your opinion the slide may have been over extended? How do I k own what type of slide I have?

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:42 AM   #4
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There is a lot of pressure when your slide makes contact with the sidewall. I would suspect you either have a cable system or an electric “Rack”.

In the cable system the motor is above the slide, in the center and pulls cables to make the slide operate. That type doesn’t have a “stop” built in that I’m aware of, and depend on the operator to let go of the button at the end of travel.

The electric “rack” system has a ratcheting action the “clicks” at the end of motion. Over extending is usually associated with taking the facia “horseshoe” off and extending the room past the wall for repairs.

My wild guess is you have the cable system and either you or the previous owner has held the button too long when extending the slide, causing extra pressure on the facia (horseshoe) and the sidewall, the facia will give up first.

Hope this explains it, as I am guessing without being there to actually see and assess. You can pry off the trim and reinstall the screw.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:03 PM   #5
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I have the electric rack system and bought our unit new. Thanks for your input , I will repair it and pay closer attention next time.

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Old 09-16-2018, 01:11 PM   #6
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There isn’t any “stop” on the extend side, there is a “bell” that adjusts the stop on the retract side. I would let off the button as soon as it “thinks about” clicking.
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