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Old 10-26-2020, 02:10 AM   #1
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What is this rod?, and is it "out of adjustment" ?

I am a new member here and this is my first attempt to post pics, so I hope this works.

OK, so I just purchased a 2007 Montana 3600RE , for the purpose of living in it. I was looking over the rig at the sellers house and noticed this rod on the left rear slide. This is my first rig with Slideouts, so I am just beginning to learn about how it all works... and I have a few questions.

1- I'm assuming this rod is a hydraulic cylinder piston (?), for actuating the slide ? Is this correct ?
2- and if this is correct, ... then why do none of the other 3 slides have this rod ?
3- is this rod adjusted correctly with the gap as shown ?
or has it worked its way loose ?

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I am hoping to get the rig moved to the 55+ community I will be living in next weekend.
(I dont have a truck to move it yet so I am looking around for a RV mover that can do this)
There are a few minor maintenance issues that it will need, and I am just trying to get all my ducks in a row, and take care of anything before they turn into possibly bigger issues.

Any and all replies will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:12 AM   #2
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well heck !
I've tried 3 times to start this thread and include a couple of pics, but I must be doing something wrong.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:15 AM   #3
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:25 AM   #4
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Can't answer all your questions as I don't have that model. Do not tighten the nut on the rod to close the gap. The gap is supposed to be there. Look here:
https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0001612.pdf
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Hello,

#1, yes.
#2, other slides could be driven by cables or other style mechanisms. The slide opposite this slide if there is one likely has a cylinder rod as well.
#3, yes that loose looking bolt is correct having a gap.

Good eye there spotting that.
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Can't answer all your questions as I don't have that model. Do not tighten the nut on the rod to close the gap. The gap is supposed to be there. Look here:
https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0001612.pdf
Correct, do not tighten. There's a reason for the self locking nut.
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Old 10-26-2020, 10:40 AM   #7
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If you have a bedroom slide that mechanism is most likely under the bed so you won't see it exposed.
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:20 PM   #8
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Thank you for the replies

As far as I can tell, of the 4 slides on this rig, only this one slide has this actuator rod.
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Old 11-01-2020, 04:37 PM   #9
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That is a hydraulic actuator
The bedroom slide may also have on under the bed and not visible

I have a 2007 3000RK with the same actuator
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:05 AM   #10
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Thanks
Yes there is one under the bed too. Unfortunately I could not see the threaded end of the piston to tell if it was adjusted similarly.
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Old 11-02-2020, 12:32 PM   #11
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Ours and every Montana with hydraulic slides I've seen looks exactly the same. Definitely supposed to be like that.
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