Originally Posted by jkfirecap
Good Morning and I appreciate all in info I receive from the site. Unfortunately I do a lot of reading and not much info being new to the Class A game.
We purchased a 17 venetian A40 in July and have enjoyed several trips in it. Last month on the way back from San Diego I started getting a rubbing sound from the slide right behind the drivers seat. When I got home I did some investigating and found the plastic glide under the slide out broken. I called the dealer to order one and they one-could not find the part, 2-said they would research and call me back and never did. So I went bought some plastic from a fabricator and made it myself. I tried to load pictures but they will not load. That part went fine and I do not think this has any bearing on my issue.
When I started the work I did not level the coach it is parked on the side of my house. Not perfectly level but close. I later leveled the coach I was in and out some much I did not want any issues and. Then I had issues, I went to slide in the slide I was working on and it is hitting the cabinet. After lots of reach I decided to lift the stabilizers and see if that helped. Maybe I broke something sliding out without the jacks down. sure enough slide comes in plenty of clearance. I then level the coach with the jacks and slide goes out no issues plenty of room. When I go to slide in then it hits cabinet again. left jacks and plenty of room to come in. I tell this very long story to get to this.
1-Is this normal to have this much flex in the frame.
2-Is there an adjustment to move it forward.
3-must you have the levelers down to slide out.
I go no manuals for anything, I did download the manual fromt he Thor website, it's so generic.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Have a Merry Christmas.
The flex in the frame is dependent on the weight of and location of the slide. Freight liner only made the frame. Thor engineered/designed the house and slides and sent the specifications to MorRyde for modifications.
Each manufacturer has their own recommendations for slides, jacks and air bags. I suspect it all depends on the type of slide mechanism (in-wall, in-floor, level floor, etc) Actual adjustments to the in-wall slides are usually accomplished by removing the slide and re-centering and leveling it on the installation fixture. RV repair places usually use a forklift and a couple skilled techs. Laztdays uses a rotating cradle so they can work on the slide floor.
Thor Customer service is the best location for slide advice. They can have a tech at plant 850 (where your coach was manufactured) call you back on complicated issues.