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Old 04-19-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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Stops on sliders

I noticed recently that each slider on my 37TB has aluminum angle stops at top and bottom on each side of the slides. I also noticed that some have come loose as they seem to be only secured to wood using self tapping screws? I contacted Thor and they confirmed that these pieces of white angle are there to stop the slider, I assume from falling out . Thor instructed me to re-secure them with the correct wood screws and they could also be slightly re-located as to not use the same stripped holes. Has anyone experienced this same issue?
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:29 PM   #2
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What stops my slides are large, concave, vertical strips of metal that engage a round dense foam seal on the edge of the coach. The top and bottom of the slides have only rubber wiper seals.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:13 PM   #3
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I noticed recently that each slider on my 37TB has aluminum angle stops at top and bottom on each side of the slides. I also noticed that some have come loose as they seem to be only secured to wood using self tapping screws? I contacted Thor and they confirmed that these pieces of white angle are there to stop the slider, I assume from falling out . Thor instructed me to re-secure them with the correct wood screws and they could also be slightly re-located as to not use the same stripped holes. Has anyone experienced this same issue?
I have not had any issues on my 2015 37ND. I will, however, keep a closer watch on the stops.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:52 PM   #4
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My 30.2 has the same brackets to stop the full length slideout. I thought they were aluminum until I put a magnet on one of them and it stuck. They are apparently steel. On my slide they screw into the metal (aluminum I presume) frame on the slide. One of the screw heads popped off of the forward upper bracket. I found it on the floor. I started looking and found the forward upper bracket was only tight with one screw (center one). The other screw was there but was broken and only held in place by the plywood/plastic skin. That upper bracket was also cracked. I checked the forward lower bracket and found that one of the screws was also broken and held in place by the skin. I haven't checked the rear brackets yet.
I have built new brackets out of angle steel I bought at Home Depot. This is 1/8 thick and 2" by 2". The factory brackets are about 1/8 thick and 1 3/4 by 1 3/4. There is only about .020 difference between the thickness of the brackets and the extra 1/4 inch doesn't look like it will cause any problems. I made the new brackets twice as long (6") and will use 6 screws to attach them. I'll try and post photos as I can.
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