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Old 06-23-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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What would you do? Wear issue...

You guys (and gals) are the experts here. Im looking for a solution to solve a wear issue on an early production slideout. I have previously posted an adjustment thread to this slide which was very successful however, there was a wear pattern already formed in the fiberglass slideout housing that has me concerned. As you can see in the pictures they used a very hard teflon stop attached to the actual slide. The contact point is the fiberglass housing. Now I dont think they thought this through for the long haul. The weaker material is the fiberglass housing.
So here's whats happening. When I apply light pressure to the inside locks the slide wants to naturally follow the rut and move it back out of adjustment while traveling. The continued contact and vibration is only making the depression bigger. Im thinking about these options..

1. Add a stainless steel plate that sufficiently covers the affected area and attach with screws. The plate might be 2" x 3" in size.

2. Go to TAP plastics and have a new teflon stop designed with a bigger footprint and refiberglass the damaged area.

3. Design all new stops that mount to the housing and allow the slide to come up and touch?

I know that I have to do something as this last 1800 mile trip dug a deeper rut and its only so thick before it punches through.

Thanks Vinnie
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