Erratic Slider

by SYD

Question: My slide-out is off center.I have a 14ft slide-out, single piston, with gears at both ends to keep everything straight. One side goes to the end B4 the other one, and leaves a gap in the seal..If I disconnect both ends of the gear-rod, and just use the piston to close the slider, will it center itself, and I can re connect the gears so lif3 is good again??

Robbie: You got the right idea. I would disconnect the side that is closed and flush. Then bring in the side that needs to be brought in. After both sides are tightly closed I'd reconnect the side you disconnected.

Normally we open the slide a few inches and use a tape measure to make the adjustments making sure both sides measure the same. After adjusting, I would close and see if both sides are tight. If a side needs to be moved in, I would open the slide a few inches to make the adjustment and close the slide again.

Note: Making the adjustment with the slide open a few inches takes the stress off the mechanism making it easier to disconnect and connect.

Good luck,

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