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Old 02-21-2018, 07:59 AM   #1
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Kitchen Slide out on my 3791RD 2018 Montana Legacy

For some reason the kitchen slide is having a problem opening. It appears to stick at the top of the slide. Trailer is level, nothing is on top, I checked inside and out, (it has a slide cover) but when it starts to open the bottoms comes out first and then stops coming out. Top is still partially closed so there is an angle from top to bottom because the bottom wants to come out top doesn't.
Anyone have this problem, or know how to fix it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:22 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem except the right side was moving faster than the left side causing a stoppage. I called Lippert Customer Service, they diagnosed the likely cause. Solution was to adjust the slide which I did following the instructions in the Lippert manual, which has good info on the procedure, carefully marking all adjustment points at the start. Hopefully that is all that is required in your situation. Recommend you talk with Lippert Customer Service. Have had great luck with them. They knew what was wrong and talked me thru the necessary adjustments. Took me an hour being extremely careful, a competent tech probably could have done it in 10 minutes. Since you have a 2018 and new, if you are close to your dealer maybe they will address for you under warranty. I have read many dealers will not do slide adjustments under warranty once you have put usage on the fiver, citing owner maintenance responsibility.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:54 PM   #3
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The angle that you are seeing in the slides is supposed to be that way. The design keeps the slides from leaning out during turns, otherwise, you would see the slides coming out at the top when on a turn. Older rigs used rods or whatever they were called that you would have to wedge in at the top of the slides inside after they were pulled in, but this is not possible with the many slides making it impossible to access the slides once they are all pulled in.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:57 AM   #4
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The angle that you are seeing in the slides is supposed to be that way. The design keeps the slides from leaning out during turns, otherwise, you would see the slides coming out at the top when on a turn. Older rigs used rods or whatever they were called that you would have to wedge in at the top of the slides inside after they were pulled in, but this is not possible with the many slides making it impossible to access the slides once they are all pulled in.
X2 on the angle explanation. He is saying the top is not fully extending when he tries to open. New thought, wonder if a partially jammed topper could be a factor?
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:05 AM   #5
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Actually the top only comes out about 1 foot max and sticks. The table side will go the entire way out leaving the stove side 2 foot out on the bottom and 1 foot or less on the top. This keeps the slide from opening all the way. It get stuck at that point.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:01 PM   #6
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I would check the slide topper for sure.
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