An update to our slide problem. We drove about 200 miles and parked at our next stop, tried the slide and it still wouldn't work so once again adjusted to living with it in.
Today we moved to another site in the same park and set up but did not try the slide. There is another Journey 39k here and he couldn't get the same slide in so he called a local mobile repairman that he has used in the past. We asked if the repairman had time could he look at our slide so he stopped by and basically tapped the slide extend rocker button to walk the slide all the way out. We then walked it back in with no problem.
He went outside and watched to make sure it was extending evenly while I walked the slide out and back in. We then just held the rocker down and let the slide go out and then back in. Each time with no problem.
So whatever problem we had has seemingly fixed itself and we are happily using all that extra space
What he thinks may have happened is when I brought the slide in because of the storm the wind did cause it to go cattywhampus (is that a word?) and since we drove on non bumpy roads until today when we changed sites it stayed cattywhampus but the bumps today realigned it somehow and now we are good to go.
So when all else fails drive down a bumpy road I guess.