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Old 02-26-2024, 05:55 PM   #1
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Slideout cables cutting into the frame

I have a 2018 Cruise Aire 29SI with the slideout cables cutting into the frame. The frame looks like 1 inch angle iron that the cable passes through top and bottom. The cables are showing no wear but the frame is worn from the center of the hole to the edge of the frame. The rubber cable covers came off recently and the wear has me worried. I'm concerned that the frame will be cut through and the slides will be either stuck in or stuck out and the repair would require rebuilding the framework...
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Old 02-26-2024, 06:45 PM   #2
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I think there was a grommet there that must have worn out. Here is a similar one.

https://www.dyersonline.com/bal-adni...e-grommet.html
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Old 02-26-2024, 06:52 PM   #3
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Are you sure that is a piece of angle iron it's going thru? Looks like plastic in the 2nd picture.
I can see the cable thru it.
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Old 02-27-2024, 06:01 AM   #4
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Is it doing it on both sides. If not the room may not be centered in the opening.
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Old 02-27-2024, 03:18 PM   #5
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Are you sure that is a piece of angle iron it's going thru? Looks like plastic in the 2nd picture.
I can see the cable thru it.
I think what you are seeing there Lloyd is a reflection of the cable. If you look closely, the twist on the cable is in the opposite direction in the reflection.
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Old 02-28-2024, 06:21 PM   #6
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I think what you are seeing there Lloyd is a reflection of the cable. If you look closely, the twist on the cable is in the opposite direction in the reflection.

I didn't see that.


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I have a 2018 Cruise Aire 29SI with the slideout cables cutting into the frame. The frame looks like 1 inch angle iron that the cable passes through top and bottom. The cables are showing no wear but the frame is wor making from the center of the hole to the edge of the frame. The rubber cable covers came off recently and the wear has me worried. I'm concerned that the frame will be cut through and the slides will be either stuck in or stuck out and the repair would require rebuilding the framework...
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I wonder where the cable is fastened on the outer portion of the slide? I'm not at all familiar with that unit you have. Could it be fastened to high and the angle is whats making it raise up and cut into that iron?
If you could unhook the outer end of the cable, then you would be able to get a piece of 1/4x1 in. flat, drill a hole in it for the cable to pass thru and spot weld it over the existing hole. Don't forget the rubber grommet.
Let us know what you come up with.


Or, if welding there isn't feasible, make the piece of 1/4x1 flat long enough and use self taping screws to hold it in place.
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Old 02-29-2024, 12:44 PM   #7
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If it is riding high and cutting into the steel, it must be out of alignment somehow.
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I'm with Mark on this. Something is out of alignment here. I am not sure of the cable system or which way this cable runs in this case. Either horizontal or vertical there is not a lot of tolerance for that cable to run through that hole. It appears that the cable has at some point rubbed the sides of the hole as well. From the picture I suspect that it is an aluminum angle.

My thought is that a cable running through a hole should have had a bogie wheel to run on to keep it in line with the hole at all times of movement but then again I'm not an engineer either.

I suspect that something got shifted out of alignment with the slide which caused the cable to change its course of travel. Either realign the slide in its frame or reconfigure where the cables are attached on either end to bring it in line with the hole.
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Old 03-03-2024, 02:35 PM   #9
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Or the bogey wheel broke or the cable jumped off.
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Mine was like that when I bought it. I ended up actually relocating a corner pulley, and realigning the whole slide out.
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