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Old 07-02-2021, 12:22 PM   #1
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I am a new owner of a 2005 Vectra 36RD, just purchased this week. This used motorhome seems to be in fairly good shape, only issue is a left rear bedroom slide that doesn't extend smoothly but retracts with no issues. I live in Calgary, Alberta. Provincial law requires that I have an 'Q' airbrake endorsement before I can drive the motorhome or else I may have the motorhome impounded and be fined.

Over the last 48 years we have progressed from a tent to two tent trailers, followed by three Fifth Wheel trailers with the last one being a 34 foot Crossroads Cruiser. Looking forward to getting a few more years of travel with this motorhome. A whole new opportunity for learning new skills and new operating procedures. Hopefully cross border travel restrictions will soon be lifted so we can travel south for the winter.
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Old 07-02-2021, 11:14 PM   #2
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Hi Billy,
With four slide-outs, that 36D is a regular Chinese puzzle box. Glad the other three work well. I wonder if it just needs a little lubrication? I do like Tri-Flow; maybe that would help?
A Q license, right? Sounds like the department of motor vehicles was watching too many Star Trek - The Next Generation shows.
Yes, let us hope the border opens up soon. So many folks like to tour back and forth. Being in Washington, I would like to head-up north too.
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Old 07-04-2021, 08:09 AM   #3
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I had a 06 Vectra 36RD with a similar issue.
Check the glide shoes underneath the slide to see if they are bent, broken or missing.
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Old 07-16-2021, 12:19 PM   #4
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Although the HWH manual says no lubrication is necessary, a quick shot of dry lubricant for slides solved the problem. That slide is now my fastest and quietest operating slide.
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