RV Slide Out Bowed At the Bottom

by Rich
(Sequim, Wa)

What causes a slide out to bow outward along its bottom edge?

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

Based on your description I may end up being the bearer of bad news or maybe not. The problem could be caused by the slide out not being adjusted properly and that would be a good problem to have as a Certified RV Technician can adjust it properly and the problem will be fixed.

Unfortunately I am more prone to think that you may have a structural problem with the slide out itself that is causing the problem. If it is a structural problem it could be quite expensive to properly repair.

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Either way this is not something that a do-it-yourselfer should tackle. If you try to adjust the slide out or attempt to repair the structure of the slide out yourself you could cause further and more costly damage.

I am sorry that I could not be the bearer of good news.

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Camper slide out 2003 cougar
by: Anonymous

My slide out won't come back can I manually get it in

Slidout floor
by: RV Mech Tech

Rich - its possible that your slidout floor has come apart- these floors are usually made of a few layers of wood fastened together with wood fasteners and glue - after so many times of going in and out sometimes the wood layers will seperate- it is possible to repair if the wood is not damaged too much- if the slide is out look underneath where the rubber wiper is with a light and see if you can see anything- usualy the inner edge of the wood can be seen- we have repaired these by using better fasteners starting from the bottom and after re-attaching the wood you can operate the slide- we always check on the topside to see if any wiring or brackets or anything else is in the way and sometimes we have to pull a carpet and whatever else is on top to make sure we do not damage anything with the new fasteners- if the wood is damaged you may have to remove the slide completely from the coach bady to repair and that will be an expensive repair.

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