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Old 07-06-2019, 08:26 PM   #1
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HWH Storemore Slideout Maybe Out Too Far... Itasca "Horizon"

My 2004 Itasca Horizon 40AD Slide Maybe Out Too Far?

I just noticed that the floor roller on my largest driver-slideout is almost over the tile in my kitchen. I don't remember seeing it like this in the past... and I can tell the slideout is pressed way too tight against the wall on the inside of the couch.

Is my slideout... too far?

The attached picture shows the roller is just 1/8" away from falling completely over the edge. Plus inside the coach the slide does seem like it's tipping a bit too much in the downward directions.

...And while the inside seals are are very, very tight against the wall; I am more concerned that floor roller should remain on top of my floor tile.

So... Can anyone tell me how to adjust my HWH-Storemore slideout inward 1/8"?
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:27 PM   #2
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If your's is the same as on my 2002, at the outboard end of each of the two shiny beams in your second photo, there should be an adjustment bolt with locknuts mounted to the sides of the beams on a flange with the bolt head pointed toward the coach. These bolts act as "stops" to control how far in or out the slide stops when closed. To make it not so tight against the coach you would loosen the lock nuts and adjust the bolt so it extends further toward the coach. Make small adjustments, alternating between the front and back until it's where you want it. You may find that the front and rear bolts will be in different positions in order for the seal to be uniform front-to-back.

Each time, hold the slide retract button down for 5 - 10 seconds after it closes to allow things to equalize. Also, fully extend the slide each time before retracting again. According to the user manual you should always either fully extend the slide before retracting it. Failure to do so can cause things to get out of adjustment (this is why I know how to adjust the travel).

If this doesn't work, contact azpete, a Winnieowner and HWH employee who's helped me and many others.

I wish I had a photo to post but it will all make sense once you find the bolts.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:13 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob...
I took pictures of what I think you are referring to...

Is this the adjustment screw? That long rusty, threaded rod?

If so, it looks like there is a "thumb-screw-stop" I can back-off...

...and then turn the rusty rod. BUT WHICH WAY?

Can you or someone else verify this adjustment :

a) Turning the rod to the left (CCW) will result in MORE slideout travel?

b) If so, that means if I turn the rod to the right (CW) it will result in LESS slideout travel, because the shorter adjusted rod will presumably stop the motor sooner, resulting in LESS slideout travel. Is that right?

c) Or is the other way around?

Note: Right now... With the driver's slide out all the way... That long rod has about 1/4" - 3/8" of end play. Is this why my rollers are almost over the edge of the tile and the motor is only stopping due to high sidewall pressure? I'm mentioning this, because I was surprised to find that much end play if the function of the rod is to trip a motor switch on the other end?
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:33 PM   #4
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Nope, mine is completely different so I can't advise you. My bolts are only about 2.5" - 3" long.

Your best bet is to send a private message (via the User CP) to azpete for advice. He's the HWH expert.
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:26 PM   #5
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I think the pictures with the "Long Rusty Threaded Rod" and the locking thumb screw are to manual retract the slide and have nothing to do with the slide adjustment. (Not sure.) I re-posted the same pictures as before and added arrow-markers so know what I am talking about.

* I guess I should know this in event I can't electrically retract my slide. Also, I always wondered why my coach has some "jack tools" in the storage compartment on the driver's side and I'm guessing these will come in handy if I need to spin the threaded rod someday...???

So I'm still looking for help on how to reduce the travel of my large slide on the driver's side.

I found the attached .pdf on HWH website, but it's not too clear on how to do this? If someone can confirm I have the right manual for my slide rams, then maybe you and also help me understand how to reduce the travel of my slideout?
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:14 PM   #6
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Help is there

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Old 07-16-2019, 08:52 AM   #7
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Has anyone changed from the vinyl strip to rollers on a slide and is it just a matter of removing vinyl glide and screwing rollers in its place. I have a 2001/2 Journey that we replaced carpet with engineered wood and have hade a few scratches recently. We try and run a dust mop before closing up but still not completely satisfied.
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