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Old 09-04-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Help us with our slideroom.

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This our first attempt at forums, posts, talking to others, so have patience, please!
We have a sunline solaris 2001 model T320SR. We have removed the carpet, thinking it would be much easier to keep clean. (hiking, kayaking, dog....). Anyway, we have noticed the slideroom doesn't slide very well. Can we attach carpeting to the underside of the slideroom to recreate the space? Has anyone out there ever tried it? Does anyone have suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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I'm sure JohnB will be along shortly and have tons more advice, but wanted to make a suggestion..

Not knowing any history on your slide, I would be willing to bet that it is in dire need of a lube job. Wal-mart sells something called "RV Slide Out dry Lube" You can also find similar "Dry" lube at RV dealers. With the slide extended, spray the lube on the arms underneath the slide. Look for places where it appears to have metal rubbing something. Slides do not move fast and that is by design. However, our slide moved twice as fast, after I lubed it.

Sorry I don't have any pics available... We're out camping right now and I do not have access to much here...


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Like Gary said, lube the slide first before considering that there is another problem.
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Hi Bob,

I agree on the lube first too.

I do not know exactly which slide unit you have. The Barker was used on the year 2000 and olders or the Lippert used on the 2003 and newer. Your 2001 may be either or.

See this post for pics and tell us which slide system you have

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Using carpet to help slide move is not going to help the real problem from what I know. Sunline made the slides on purpose to not drag the carpet. Campers of other brands that are made to ride on the carpet have other issues.

If the lube does not help, boy picture of what you are up against in this case really help. We can help ya but we need to know what slide system you have and some kind of pics as to what you are against.

Hope this helps

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