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Old 07-24-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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It may sound crazy but I found a way to stop the problem. During a camping trip this wkend I helped another camper with a stuck slide on his TT buy using my handy dandypipe wrench. While working on it I had a thought that if the slide bell is round and so is the hole it gets stuck in, what would happen if the bell was oval?????? I talked with the guy and he agreed that would be a good idea. So back to my truck I went for my handy dandy over sized water pump pliers. I crawled under the slide andsqueezed the bell, low and behold I had a oval bell! He closed his slide and the bell had 1/2 inch overliege on the frame in 2 spots. So if your out of warranty and want a fix this should work.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good idea that will work! Good job!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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I agree, you came up with a cheap easy fix that works.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:03 AM   #4
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Nice job! I will keep this in mind if I start having trouble with stuck bells on my slideout.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:16 AM   #5
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Hey all,

I'm new to the TT Slide world. Can someone explain what the "bell" is. I haven't had a problem with the slide on my TT, but in anticipation of a potential problem, I'd like to know how to fix it if the opportunity presents itself.

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Old 07-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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If you look under your slide when it is out you will see what looks like a bell in front on the left and right sides of the slide. These are supposed to guide the slide into the final alignment for the "In" position.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
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I would have liked to see some pictures of what you are talking about, as my under belly is covered and can not see much of the slide mechanism.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #8
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If your slide is like mine--- When it's in the out position, I can see "all" the slide mechanism. It's only when the slide is pulled in, that all the mechanismis hidden.
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:37 AM   #9
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The stop bell is still visible when the slide is closed. It hits against the outside of the frame. It has a bell shape and is generally a gold color. It has a locking nut behind it and is threaded on the slide actuator shaft. Lippert has an adjustment procedure on its web set if you need to change the closed slide position.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:06 AM   #10
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Dale is right, the bell is still visible with the slide in. I guess when mechanism was stated I was thinking strictly of the tubes and rack with teeth and the drive gear.

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