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Problem
« on: June 03, 2015, 08:41:12 pm »
Opened the slide and when it reached the farthest open point, there was a terrible BANG and a silver screw flew out from under the couch.  The forward end of the slide.  I checked the bars on the outside and they are firm. The under mechanical parts are all firm.  Any ideas?

I need to move to the site next to me tomorrow morning. Can I move the Moho with the slide out?  Husband is coming tomorrow night and I prefer not to try the slide til he gets here.

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Re: Problem
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 09:15:42 pm »
You might want to see if the campground/park can accommodate you in that original site until you can figure it out.....usually they can, especially in a case like this.  They might also have a good mechanic on call that you can use to check out the slide.

While it could be something serious, it could also be as simple as an extraneous screw from the factory that got caught up in the mechanism and just popped loose.  We had half a hardware stores worth of screws left in the cabinets and under the beds, etc. by the factory.

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Re: Problem
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 09:55:45 pm »
How big was the screw? If it's a small one then try and move the slide in a couple of inches, if you don't hear any banging the move it back out and see if it works ok, then try a few more inches at a time and see how it goes. Then go outside and see if any thing look loose or out of place.

Jim

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Re: Problem
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 10:38:11 pm »
It is not a good idea to move the motorhome with the slide out. There is a roller assembly for the slide under the sofa but it is hidden by the trim, it is mounted with 2 screws, the screw could have come from it. I would have someone outside and someone inside to watch and listen to the slide as you try to move it to minimize additional damage if something did break.
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Re: Problem
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 10:30:19 am »
Well, I closed the slide and it was fine. Hope that remains the case. Must have been a leftover screw from construction.   DANG!  I didnt like that.

Janey (relieved - almost)
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Re: Problem
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 02:15:28 pm »
Janey - glad to hear.  Enjoy your camping!!!!
Barry and Sue 
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Re: Problem
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 04:48:03 pm »
Janey,
      Good you got the slide in, just take it slow when you take it out the next time.

Jim

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Re: Problem
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 08:39:18 am »
I am glad you got the slide-out pulled in fine.  I agree that it was most likely an unused screw left behind during the construction of the rig, as we all have had a few extra screws and such found in strange places.  I advise to make sure nothing else foreign is in the area that could cause damage.  I have heard of wood and metal shavings laying around from drilled holes, that debris getting into places that later cause damage.  Not necessarily on Phoenix Cruisers, but on motor home slide-outs in-general.

We don't have a slide-out.  Is there access to the space in between the slide-out and main floor & walls to inspect and clean?  That would be the ideal time to make sure everything is assembled properly, screws are properly tightened, and all that.  I suppose it wouldn't hurt to check/tighten screws every so many miles.  Our rig needed a good going through after around 25,000 miles.  Screws get loose from all the road vibrations.
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