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How Do I Adjust The Slide Out On My RV?

by Bob
(Klamath, CA, USA)

I own a 2000, 26Ft, Fleetwood, Wilderness Trailer.

Question: How do I adjust the slide out, it is the 18 inch style. It will not close completely causing leakage. NOT GOOD the unit seems to be loose.

How can I adjust it ??????

Bob

ANSWER: Greetings Bob thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

I am afraid that you are not going to like the answer I am about to give you. I do not recommend that any do-it-yourselfer RVer start messing with the adjustments on their slide-outs. Depending on the type of slide-out you have there could be up to 6 points that have to be adjusted in a specific order or it could cause severe damage to your slide-out.

The fact that your slide-out seems to be loose, could mean that there are other problems with the slide-out mechanism on your trailer and adjusting it may not fix the underlying problem.

My suggestion to you is that you take your trailer in and have a Certified RV Technician diagnose, repair or properly adjust the slide-out. If you do it yourself and cause damage to the slide-out, you could be stuck with a repair bill of several thousand dollars.

I know that there are probably RVers out there that have done these adjustments on their own and they are free to leave a comment on this page explaining what they did, but again, I do not recommend that you attempt these adjustments yourself.

In my opinion there are certain times when RV repairs need to be deferred to the experts and adjusting or repairing a slide-out is one of those times.

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Happy RVing

RVing Al

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