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Old 09-28-2010, 01:27 AM   #1
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Under the 13' slideout was a sheet of heavy white plastic/teflon that self destructed when the room was slid in and out. I eventually had to totally remove it since it was wadding up under the floor and I was concerned that it would damage the main trailer floor. I have a couple of questions:

1) Is this sheathing necessary to the propery operation of the slideout?

2) Is there a replacement product and repair procedure available?



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Old 09-28-2010, 02:06 AM   #2
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Don't know what that would be. My slides just have the regular black vinyl/plastic wrapper under them.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:17 AM   #3
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Is your trailer new enough to be under warranty, if so I would get it back to the dealer for repairs. You do need something on the bottom of the slide to protect it from the elements. As dalemac377 said, ours is a black vinyl/plastic covering.
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Is this a new unit? If so I wonder if it could be a protective shipping plastic? Like what you see on the hood of new cars? The bottom of my slidesare also covered with the black covering.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:59 AM   #5
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It is a 2001 model. I suspect that the material is similar, just a different color. I will ask the guys at the local Camping World and contact Crossroads for ideas.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:06 AM   #6
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Best idea is to call Randy at CrossRoads

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Old 09-30-2010, 02:15 AM   #7
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I did have a good conversation with Randy at Crossroads and he explained how to fix the problem. He said that the material used on my unit was discontinued after a couple of years. In a nutshell, you extend the slideout, remove a plastic runner on the forward and aft ends of the slideout, retract about 6 inches, jack up the slideout slightly, stuff the new material in toward the interior of the camper, flip up the carpet, staple it to the top of the slideout floor, pull the material tight, staple it to the outer edge of the slideout floor, replace the fore and aft runners and that is supposed to fix the problem.



Right now my camper is at Camping World getting new slideout toppers and awning so they will give me an estimate on repairing the sheathing.
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