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Old 05-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Location: League City, Texas
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Cool 2007 Montana 3000RK Owner

We've owned our Montana for six years now and have pulled it many thousands of miles. We are beginning to have trouble with the front bedroom slide jamming when we open it. The actuator is a Lippert single ram mounted to the bottom of the slide. The bottom moves out but the top stays in place but is not stuck. You can push the top outward to relieve the jamming. It seems the weight of the slide is too much for the ram. I'm thinking about inserting a 5.5" high beam under the middle of the slide to support the weight of the slide while it is moving. Any other ideas?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Slide Suggestion

Yes, I would take it to a qualified RV specialist and see if it is an adjustment or part to be replaced. Using leverage may work on a temporary basis, BUT, that thing is going to fail you when you are most tired, furthest from home, place with no specialists available and the slide will be in either a locked out position or locked crooked in a rain storm of unbelievable magnitude and leaking like crazy.

Do yourself a favor and have it fixed correctly now and avoid the inevitable horror story that's coming your way.

Camping is more fun when the family is HAPPY.

Trust me, been there, done that! My RV has a rear BR master slide. Was stuck IN and door inside was closed. Seemed like my entire life was locked in that room and I needed it NOW. Fortunately for me a qualified tech was driving through the rv resort servicing another client. I QUICKLY became his next customer. 30 minutes and $80 and my life was restored. My coroplast now has a trap door by the slide motor AND I was shown HOW to put a wrench on the bolt to start it in the event it ever happened again. Of course, now that all of the precautions are in place, it will likely never fail again....I hope.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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Red face Jammed slide out

I spoke with the Montana dealer today and one of their techs told me to remove the mattress and see if the bedframe was coming loose from the slide out. Apparently the bedframe supports the outside wall of the slide out while it is moving, both in and out. He also said it should be obvious and an easy fix if it has come loose.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:06 PM   #4
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Man that sounds like good news to me. Hope that is all it is. to the forum hope you have a quick and easy fix.
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #5
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Talking Slide Out Jams When Opening

Well the bad frame screws had pulled out from the wall of the slide-out. Keystone only used four screws to attach the bed frame to the wall and the screws had penetrated about one half inch into the wall. I added some 2X2's to the framing then used longer screws into the wall and the floor to stiffen up the frame and secure it better. Works like new now, the slide-out doesn't wobble anymore either.
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