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Old 06-21-2024, 07:57 AM   #1
KreativeKim
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Rubber or steel wear bar?

Iíve searched high & low and emailed Keystone only to be told to contact a Keystone dealer.

When we slide our tv/stove slide (passenger side) we hear a loud rubbing sound. The slide is now tearing up the linoleum in the middle and at the end closest to the door (tv end). Is my ware bar shot? What kind of ware bar & what size does my 2019 Montana High Country have? Do I need to add rollers? If so what size? Is this a slide issue unrelated to the ware bar? We are in the middle of a travel from the West to East so waiting a month or more at a dealer is not possible.

Looks like I may be calling a mobile rv repair service. Anyone know a good one around Randleman, NC (Greensboro area)?
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Old 06-21-2024, 09:18 AM   #2
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Iíve searched high & low and emailed Keystone only to be told to contact a Keystone dealer.

When we slide our tv/stove slide (passenger side) we hear a loud rubbing sound. The slide is now tearing up the linoleum in the middle and at the end closest to the door (tv end). Is my ware bar shot? What kind of ware bar & what size does my 2019 Montana High Country have? Do I need to add rollers? If so what size? Is this a slide issue unrelated to the ware bar? We are in the middle of a travel from the West to East so waiting a month or more at a dealer is not possible.

Looks like I may be calling a mobile rv repair service. Anyone know a good one around Randleman, NC (Greensboro area)?
What type slide do you have? Many have adjustments to keep lino from being scratched.
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Old 06-21-2024, 10:12 AM   #3
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I believe you have all cable slides on that trailer. The wear bar is under the slide 6-8" or so inside. Retract the slide a foot and you can see it on the floor. Probably 1/2" uhmw (or something similar) - could be 3/4".

Check your slide to make sure it is in adjustment. There are many videos on how to do that. For an initial "guess" just look at the cables; make sure none are sagging, none of the hardware pulled loose etc. Look under the slide. It is covered with a material called darco. Is it torn or frayed? If so not good. You can also get under the slide, pull down the rubber seal (flap) and look at the wear bar with a flashlight. Has it collapsed or broken? Check that out and we'll have something to start with.
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Old 06-21-2024, 10:45 AM   #4
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Welcome aboard! Sorry you are joining with a problem. Hopefully we can get it remedied.

Yes, as stated, you have a cable slide and it appears it needs an adjustment to be a little tighter at the top to lift the interior floor. Your wear bar is a plastic material. Many, me included, have installed some rollers to SLIGHTLY take the weight off of the wear bar. It helps a lot in the long-term function of that slide.

Again, as stated, there are plenty of videos on how to adjust the cable slide system. When the slide moves in and out it should remain parallel to the wall. If not then it's out of adjustment. There are also videos on adding the rollers. Below is what I did.
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Old 06-22-2024, 07:40 AM   #5
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Thx all. You are correct it is a cable slide. I’ve checked all the cables, none are sagging and all appear in good condition—no fraying of any kind. It does appear that I have a flat ware bar—did they ever use something flat? I’ve watched numerous videos and as far as I can tell all is good with the cabling system—none too tight or too loose. Jsb5717 what size rollers did you go with?
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Old 06-22-2024, 07:53 AM   #6
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They make flat wear bars too. Here's a link to a provider of some.

https://asvplastics.com/recreational...out-wear-bars/

If your slide is in adjustment (many videos explaining how to determine that) they also make different solutions to protect the floor.
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Old 06-22-2024, 08:09 AM   #7
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There are different types of mounting brackets that can work. Here's what I used.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used these for attachment
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I liked these because it made it easy to set location. I used a bottle jack and block of wood to take just a little weight off of the wear bar without allowing a gap at the flap to maintain the seal. Total amount of lift was 1/32 - 1/16" to just ease a little weight off of the wear bar without raising the slide in the opening. I set the roller in place and used the outer 2 slots, with self-tapping screws, to attach. From there I could make any little adjustments to make sure they were where I wanted them. Then I set the center screw to lock it in place. I bought 5 for our slide but ended up using only 4. YMMV.

Before installing rollers, though, definitely make sure that the cables are properly adjusted to maintain the slide's vertical position as it moves. Watch it go in and out. If it comes in so that the floor of the slide kicks down, even a little, then you'll need to adjust it to prevent it from digging the floor. In that case you'd need to tighten the top to force it to hold true as it moves.
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Old 06-25-2024, 12:18 PM   #8
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Wonderful info from you all. Thank you so much.
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