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Old 05-06-2008, 06:39 AM   #1
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I was on a trip this weekend and after arriving at the location, I noticed that the Drivers side slide lower compartments looked slightly off. I had the wife slide out while I watched and was amazed to find the lower attached storage compartments of the slide just barely hanging on There are 2 Beams that support the lower cabinets with 1 large nut and bolt on the inside and and 2 smaller that attach to the outside through the open compartment door, 1 on each side was missing leaving the compartment just hanging. I Also remembered I had the same problem with my 2000 adventurer with the driver slide supported the same way. Just a caution for every one to check, It seems to coincidental for me to have 2 brand new coaches of different lines 5 years apart to have the same exact problem and it not be a design flaw!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:39 AM   #2
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I was on a trip this weekend and after arriving at the location, I noticed that the Drivers side slide lower compartments looked slightly off. I had the wife slide out while I watched and was amazed to find the lower attached storage compartments of the slide just barely hanging on There are 2 Beams that support the lower cabinets with 1 large nut and bolt on the inside and and 2 smaller that attach to the outside through the open compartment door, 1 on each side was missing leaving the compartment just hanging. I Also remembered I had the same problem with my 2000 adventurer with the driver slide supported the same way. Just a caution for every one to check, It seems to coincidental for me to have 2 brand new coaches of different lines 5 years apart to have the same exact problem and it not be a design flaw!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:50 AM   #3
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We foumd the exact same thing on my buddies 2000 Adventure last summer. It is something that should be checked. I have made a habit of looking around under mine each month.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:13 AM   #4
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Ben - thanks for the head's up
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:48 AM   #5
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I hate it when large parts start falling off! Thanks for the heads up! It's on my list to check!
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:05 AM   #6
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Hi Ben, thanks for the advice. I'll go out to the back and check mine right now. Just like Bellsharbor John mentioned, I hate when large pieces fall off.

More to worry about than failing expoy joints!

You certianly have to be a pro-active owner of a house on wheels.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:10 PM   #7
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That very same thing has happened to my rig.
I have forgot to check them this year.
This is a good reminder.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:43 PM   #8
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My front one was loose. Good tip, thanks.

Added a little loc-tite to kep it from happening again.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:51 PM   #9
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Thanks Ben for the info. i will check it out tomorrow.

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Old 05-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #10
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I had both of mine break a couple of years ago. I drove about 500 miles with just the front part holding the compartments up. The slideout is a HWH unit. I never had my slideout over loaded, so the reason for the breakage?
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