RV Slide Adjustment



Making a minor adjustment to the slide out on our new Jayco White Hawk 31RLKS. It’s under warranty but I figured I’d give it a shot first before taking it back to the dealer and letting it sit there until they got a chance to look at it.

We knew that buying anything new required us to work the bugs out. Fortunately this was an easy fix!

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17 thoughts on “RV Slide Adjustment

  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Hi, I've been only following you guys for about 18 months but found this video by searching for slide adjustments, it helped me closing the gap in one of the slide on my new Montana. Thank you from Canada.

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Ok I have a huge LR slider and it has dropped DN on the…Rt side…IF u r at the front door facing it!! Or Left side if u r standing way back behind looking at fwd at the back of the camper!

    So it has dropped DN on I'll say the RT as when I think of this I think of it with me looking at it from inside!? U can see light coming in inside! And when u go outside u can see that it has dropped DN quiet a bit!! So basically the slide sits at a slant!? Up on the one end and DN on the other!

    So it needs raised on the one corner where it has dropped! So how does one do that!?

    One YT says that those bolts that stick st DN at the bottom edge have 2 more next to them and that u adjust the bolts next to the large one in the middle and those raise or lower the slider!? So is this true!?

    And also my rubber seals on the sides r not flush!? Like when the slider moves in and out the rubber seals r supposed to adjust and to stay flush but mine on my back slider has the rubber jammed up in there about midways? How do I best pull the rubber out like it should be!? Any good blades to slide in and pull it out or tricks??

    But I esp need to raise the front end of the front slider! Need help knowing how! When I got a bad storm the other night rain came flooding in and ran all in my front BR and I had a LOT of mopping and sopping to do! And it's gonna storm a lot today!! And more days this WK!! So I need to try and work on this ASAP TODAY!

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Had a similar issue and watched your video. Our unit didn't have the adjustment on the power side, but had a bracket on other side. Loosing up the nut with the side slide half out and then bumping the slide did the trick. Key thing I did was mark the position of the bracket before I bumped the slide. 🙂

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Great thx i found a great guy locally who came and helped me today!! Box of beer is headed his way!

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Have you ever adjusted the height of a slude? Mine is rubbing the floor on one side and loojs to be a bit crooked in its alugnment. Electric sludeout 6'/" couch slide. Thx

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Wish u had of shown the rubber seals again after adjustment. Was their still daylight coming in?

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    My problem was slightly different but your video provided me with enough information on the mechanics to tackle it myself vs. taking it in. Mine was extending about 1 1/4" too far and the floor ended up too low. I adjusted it in, then readjusted the can and all is well. Thanks for posting!!

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Hi, I have same issue, only the distance is about 1/4 inch, but it pulls tight against the wall.
    Did you have to adjust the can at all. That may be all I have to do. Thanks Albert

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    as yopu were showing the main slide mechanism, passive and motor side, There is a verticle bolt with lock nuts. what are they for?

    I'm not having problems with my slides but I want everything perfect so nothing becomes a problem with my 06 Terry 33ftr….

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    To get a accurate measurement the slide needs to be extended completely and then brought in about two feet from closing or so it's not critical at what point during retraction you measure. The reason for this is during extension seldom do both sides extend equally, but it's supposed to during retracting so both ends close equal.. A little adjustment goes a long way and cycle the slide out a couple of times to make sure it's adjusted itself and made the changes you want.

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    I was told that most of the time you fully re-open the side again and start over and it should close all the way.. I was also told you may have to do this a few times..

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    I'm not an expert at these things, but all I've read about slide adjustments says you adjust the passive side, not the actuator side.

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  • November 7, 2020 at 11:35 pm
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    Mike you are mechanical minded. All the little problems you fix would cost a fortune at the shop. I'm not mechanical. All the work you and other rv ers do on your rigs, makes my head spin.

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