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Old 02-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #43
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Thanks again. I think y’all have me rolling in the right direction. I’ll check back in again after I pick it up in a couple of weeks but on the slide out forum, as an official member. Thanks again for everyone’s help. Y’all are like airstream encyclopedias!!!
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:46 PM   #44
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Good luck keep the questions coming and post a pic when you can.

The rest of the trailer is an Airstream but the slide makes it an Airstream Slide Out.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:30 PM   #45
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If I'm only staying 1 night and moving on the next day, I do not unhook, nor do I put out the stabilizers. As long as my levels are pretty close, I extend the slide. Obviously if you are staying in one place for a few days or long term, go through the proper process.
I always put down the stabilizers before putting out the slide. My trailer had the original decal on it saying to always put the stabilizers down before putting out the slide. The manual says the same thing. I think the concern is torquing the frame with the extended weight. I have, on occasion, only put down the road side stabilizers since they are the ones providing resistance to the torque. I will put them down even when not unhooking. Not saying Pappy is wrong or damaging his trailer but I follow the manufacturer's recommendations even if they may be overly conservative.

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Old 02-03-2019, 08:52 PM   #46
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Maybe overly conservative, but to each their own. We have had our slider for 9 years and done the one night stand many times. If you want to take the time to go by the manual, then bully for you. Chances are the load on the slide without the stabilizers, is pretty low for a few hours or less for one night. In any event, I haven't seen any issues in 9 years.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:21 PM   #47
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I have my 34' sofa s/o scheduled for repair tomorrow morning. The wind caught the S/O awning and ripped it. Not a big deal, just straight forward. Additionally, my S/O seems to have dropped on the rear roller. When it was at the factory to correct this problem, a service employee suggested that I pull the two end cabinets and remove the mouse fur boarder as a time saving help to get ready for my service appointment. Welp, my AS never got the roller(s) shimmied or replaced. Instead the tech screwed a pile of black plexiglas to the floor to force the rear corner to ride a bit higher. This patch job was a sick joke that earned me about a $600.00 bill plus I had to put everything back together.

I'm desperately in need of a couple FACTS only! No guessing. If the extremely reputable AS repair shop fumbles the ball tomorrow morning, could someone please reply or call me and explain how to get to the rollers? I really believe one or both need shimming, lubrication, inspection? 610-823-1215
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:43 PM   #48
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IF yours is like mine and Dave's (SeeMore), there are rollers on the floor under the slide. They either work or they don't. If one "needs shimming" it is either because the roller failed or the floor under it did. That is not an easy repair.


The slide is adjusted by two bolts that are accessed from under the slide on the outside. If your slide is not properly aligned on the outside, those bolts are what need adjusting.


Here is the manufacturer's service manual. There are two adjustment procedures, depending on the mechanism configuration See pages 84 and 88.
PowerGearSlides-ServiceManual.pdf


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I’ll be adding that PDF to my collection.

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On my 35 SOD, you have to put down the stabilizers first as the frame/body shell twists enough to interfere with the upper forward corner of the slide and the frame edging.
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@ NOAZRK2690 - here is a link to a few roller pics.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f366...ml#post1990177

In my case, the rollers are somewhat recessed into the floor and shimmed with luan (there are certainly better choices Airstream could have made). There are some models with the rollers mounted above the floor board (without the recess).

I do NOT have specific knowledge (or Airstream methodology) about how to access the rollers as I have not had to make the repair/modification to my unit. I guess one has to remove the slide range limiters found outside in the street side access hatch. Then, use something to maintain the floor height clearance as one opens the slide beyond the interior rollers yet keeping the slide from being totally removed. It might also include stanchions outside to keep the slide from tilting downward and jamming in the opening.

Posting whatever you learn from your adventure would definitely benefit the rest of us.
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