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Too much play in slide ram?

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  • Too much play in slide ram?

    We just got back from our first trip with our new 2021 344GK Solitude and while looking around noticed the nuts on the living room slide ram were not tight. This looks like there would be way too much play in the ram while bringing it in or out. The kitchen slide looks tight the way I would expect it but not this one. We have had this 5th wheel for about two weeks now, how do I tell which nuts to tighten? (The one on the left or the two on the right). The two pictures show the difference of when the slide is out and when the slide is in.
    Last edited by Kizby; 06-20-2020, 07:22 PM.
    Dave Covert
    kizby@cableone.net
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    "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW! WHAT A RIDE!” ― Hunter S Thompson

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    Dave Covert
    kizby@cableone.net
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    "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW! WHAT A RIDE!” ― Hunter S Thompson

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kizby View Post
      We just got back from our first trip with our new 2021 344GK Solitude and while looking around noticed the nuts on the living room slide ram were not tight. This looks like there would be way too much play in the ram while bringing it in or out. The kitchen slide looks tight the way I would expect it but not this one. We have had this 5th wheel for about two weeks now, how do I tell which nuts to tighten? (The one on the left or the two on the right). The two pictures show the difference of when the slide is out and when the slide is in.
      Dave,
      I'm not qualified to answer your question, but I'm sure someone will be along with an answer. In the meantime, have you checked LCI's website for your slide's manual? I'm not 100% sure what your Solitude uses, but all of Lippert's slideouts have documentation here: https://support.lci1.com/slide-outs/

      I hope you'll post the resolution--best thing about an owners forum is we all learn from each other.

      Howard
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      Howard, 2017 Ford F-350 DRW, '19 315RLTSPlus

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kizby View Post
        We just got back from our first trip with our new 2021 344GK Solitude and while looking around noticed the nuts on the living room slide ram were not tight. This looks like there would be way too much play in the ram while bringing it in or out. The kitchen slide looks tight the way I would expect it but not this one. We have had this 5th wheel for about two weeks now, how do I tell which nuts to tighten? (The one on the left or the two on the right). The two pictures show the difference of when the slide is out and when the slide is in.
        LCI Thru the Frame Hydraulic Slide-out:
        https://support.lci1.com/2-x-2-hydraulic-slide-system
        https://support.lci1.com/documents/h...-owners-manual
        Figure 3 Note: 2" to 3" of free travel is normal.
        Gene and Kim
        2015 Grand Design Reflection 317RST
        2017 RAM 3500 CC, LB, 4x2, 6.7L CTD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gbkims View Post

          LCI Thru the Frame Hydraulic Slide-out:
          https://support.lci1.com/2-x-2-hydraulic-slide-system
          https://support.lci1.com/documents/h...-owners-manual
          Figure 3 Note: 2" to 3" of free travel is normal.
          Thank you gbkims! It appears that the play in ours is correct.
          Dave Covert
          kizby@cableone.net
          ***********************************************
          "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW! WHAT A RIDE!” ― Hunter S Thompson

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