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Old 01-30-2016, 12:18 PM   #113
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The slide mechanism was built by Power Gear, 1217 E. 7th Street Mishawaka, Indiana 46544. (1-800-334-4712)

You may get greater clarity, or actual diagrams, from the manufacturer for your particular year model.

Meanwhile, you can see a diagram of the 2003 model on page I-4 at this URL:http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...lassic2003.pdf
Thanks Dave,

I have the 2002 Parts Manual and it has the same, or similar picture. IT doesn't show the rollers that are mounted on the side of the frame, or anything on the bottom of the slide or on the floor on the inside. I think what is shown is the drive mechanism, but it is not weight bearing. I'll try to contact Power Gear and/or dig through the parts book some more.

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Old 01-30-2016, 01:03 PM   #114
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My investigation into the question discovered these type rollers as the two methods used back then. The specs also mentioned each rail was capable of supporting 400 pounds in the OUT position at 30" making 800 lbs the limit for slide out contents (discounting slide weight) when deployed at 24".

I wish I could confirm the actual mounting method and placement but concluded one was affixed to the slide shell floor and the other mounted to the floor below the shell contacting either the rail from above or below. The first method would change the leverage point based on where the slide out was in or out. The second method would affix the leverage point and may have reduced the stress/twist on the mechanisms.

I could be wrong as I haven't been inside the mechanism or under my slide's flooring to actually see the installation. That was as far as I dug because I learned I had the second edition design.
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Old 01-30-2016, 01:53 PM   #115
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Found this in Airslide's slide adjustment thread. I don't know what vintage it is, but it appears to support the floor outside, but closely adjacent to, the frame rail.

I guess those rails look like they could support 400# each. I'll just have to try to see what I've got when I get there.



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Old 01-30-2016, 11:44 PM   #116
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Thanks Dave,

I have the 2002 Parts Manual and it has the same, or similar picture. IT doesn't show the rollers that are mounted on the side of the frame, or anything on the bottom of the slide or on the floor on the inside. I think what is shown is the drive mechanism, but it is not weight bearing. I'll try to contact Power Gear and/or dig through the parts book some more.

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Just a heads-up that Power Gear was bought out by Lippert Components. They still have all the Power Gear information and parts available though and their website has lots of information on various slides. My Power Gear slide controller recently fried and Lippert was very good about ensuring i had the correct replacement.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:25 PM   #117
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What is this? 2002 Classic 30 Slide

Here's a picture of what I'm seeing on the floor at the front of the slide dinette. The dealer says that these are "drains" and all slides have them. Seemore and the dealer that replaced the slide gasket and repaired some floor damage from the leaks says no.

Does anyone have anything like this on their trailer? The resolution on the pictures does not permit zooming enough to get a clear look.

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Old 02-03-2016, 10:03 PM   #118
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When was that trailer built? I know that Airstream did a retrofit on the gaskets on the early slide outs. I was up at Jackson Center in July or August of 2001 having my A/C checked out. There was a slide there having its gaskets replaced. The owner told me that they brought guys from the plant over to do it since the regular repair guys were not yet familiar with the process and the gaskets. I don't think my 2003 shows evidence of drains in that area. The floor is fully carpeted. I wonder if this trailer has the old style gaskets? Here is my trailer and you may be able to zoom this picture dependent on what you are using to view this post. I need to get out where I store it to take a closer look and maybe shoot a close up. I'll see if I have time next week to possibly do that.

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:21 PM   #119
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When was that trailer built? I know that Airstream did a retrofit on the gaskets on the early slide outs. I was up at Jackson Center in July or August of 2001 having my A/C checked out. There was a slide there having its gaskets replaced. The owner told me that they brought guys from the plant over to do it since the regular repair guys were not yet familiar with the process and the gaskets. I don't think my 2003 shows evidence of drains in that area. The floor is fully carpeted. I wonder if this trailer has the old style gaskets? Here is my trailer and you may be able to zoom this picture dependent on what you are using to view this post. I need to get out where I store it to take a closer look and maybe shoot a close up. I'll see if I have time next week to possibly do that.

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Thanks Jack,

I'll check the build date tomorrow. The original owner told me that the slide wiper seal was replaced in 2014 by their local dealer. I presume that it would have been fitted with the updated gasket at that time. Your picture will be helpful. I zoomed it and can see that the carpet goes all the way to the wall.

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Old 02-04-2016, 12:14 AM   #120
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Tracking the ancestry of the slide

Looking at the Airstream manuals and data archive I found that only the 2002 Classic 30' slideout, and no other model or year lists the following parts:

203226-01 and 203226-02, Drain, plastic, RH and LH.

Curiouser and curioser........


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Here's a picture of what I'm seeing on the floor at the front of the slide dinette. The dealer says that these are "drains" and all slides have them. Seemore and the dealer that replaced the slide gasket and repaired some floor damage from the leaks says no.

Does anyone have anything like this on their trailer? The resolution on the pictures does not permit zooming enough to get a clear look.

Thanks,

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I have a 2004 34' slide-out lounge model; it has the roller mounted on the floor centered and about 12 inches back when the slide is in the out position. There are drains in the floor on both sides next to the slide-out (not on the slide-out). The drain is a 2x1x.5 inch plastic piece, with a plastic pipe that goes out the bottom of the trailer.

Of course both were full of factory building trash (aluminum shavings, rivets, and yellow glue), and did not drain very well until I found them while removing the carpet, and cleaned them out.
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I have a 2004 34' slide-out lounge model; it has the roller mounted on the floor centered and about 12 inches back when the slide is in the out position. There are drains in the floor on both sides next to the slide-out (not on the slide-out). The drain is a 2x1x.5 inch plastic piece, with a plastic pipe that goes out the bottom of the trailer.

Of course both were full of factory building trash (aluminum shavings, rivets, and yellow glue), and did not drain very well until I found them while removing the carpet, and cleaned them out.
I should have said, "...of the models I checked...." Which were 2001,2,3. I didnt check 2004 and later.

More importantly, we are now slideout owners - we bought the 2002 Classic 30. pictures to follow .

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Glad you made the plunge. These units are getting harder to find. We love ours and always get a crowd wanting to see the inside, so be prepared. Welcome to the Slider Club!!
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How does one find the length of a 28 ft safari slideout from bumper to hitch?
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How does one find the length of a 28 ft safari slideout from bumper to hitch?
My 2005 28' slideout is 28'-11". Nearly all Airstream specs and information can be found on the Airstream website at this location... http://www.airstream.com/service/document-archive/
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