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Old 01-16-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
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Slide Issues

I have a 2004 34' Classic with the lounge S/O. I have owned the trailer for about a year now and have had nothing but difficulty with the slide. The previous owner also had slide issues. I religiously make sure that the trailer is level front to back and side to side before I deploy the slide. I also always make sure that the stabilizer jacks are down and the trailer is unhooked from the truck. Deploying the slide is a very tricky process, with the motor laboring and very loud groaning at the seals as the slide goes in/out. I also regularly shear the pins in the drive meachanism underneath the trailer. I have also popped 5 rivets on my slide. The Slide room never seems to properly line up with the opening in the side of the trailer hull. Looking at the streetside of the trailer the upper front corner is very close to the edge of the main trailer hull. The upper rear corner is too far away. It is as if the Slide room sits "cockeyed" in the trailer hull. I took it to the Airstream dealer and he is afraid to do any adjustements as in his experience, he is afraid he might make it worse. I have called airstream and they suggested I adjust the mounting bolts underneath the outer edge of the slide room. I did crawl under there and there are a number of bolts that look like I could tighten/loosen to move the slide room around on the steel tracks to get it to line up better. Before I touch anything I was hoping to get some advice from anyone else who has adjusted his slide before....Any help woudl be appreciated..Thanks !

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Slide issues caused me to trade trailers-
I got tired of the slide never working right or parts falling out of the mechanism-
I got a trailer with no slide.
Is it possible to use the trailer with the slide in? On the one I had you could not if you wanted to watch television, and you would have to leave a chair at home.

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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Slide Adjustment

Go Navy,

Might want to look at this I just worked on mine a few weeks ago and I'm kinda willing to bet that some of your issues MIGHT be related to the slide dragging real hard on a seal, like the bottom one. I just worked on mine based on Airslide's write up and I had it drag for a minute until I saw some drag on a seal, raised it up to get the slide floating in the seals rather than dragging on one.

Spend some time under it and see how it works, also you'll be able to see the manual release and how to extend/retract if it needs it.

I think the slide is a special trailer, get it right and enjoy it.

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