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eHoefler

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Posted: 01/23/20 06:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slide over extending and/or the aligning rack has come out of alignment.


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Posted: 01/23/20 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know if this will help but we use three bars to be sure our slide stays in for travel. They came with the rig but would be easy to make out of dowel rod or pvc pipe.


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Posted: 01/23/20 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours didn't come with bars to keep the slides in. They're hydraulic so that may be the reason.


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eHoefler wrote:

Slide over extending and/or the aligning rack has come out of alignment.


Is this an expensive or involved repair? I'm VERY handy with a wrench. Once I dig into stuff I often can tell what it is. I just can't dig in at the dealership. [emoticon]

This is on an Arctic Fox TT so the entire underside is covered/insulated.


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The lower, front right side has hit something. Could have tweaked all kinds of stuff. I would pass on that unit.

BTW, the only slides that sometimes need bars are hydraulic.


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I have an Arctic Fox 30U and I have been under it many times.

My guess, and it's only a guess, is this is what happened.

The slide rack and pinion is out of time. Mine did that too. What happened to mine was this. I went to pull in the side and only one side would come in. [emoticon] I went under and found out the roll pin had backed out and sheared on the pinion gear. If I would have put the pin back in, in that position it would have been out of time. I pushed the slide all the way out and then put the pin back in to keep the whole slide in time side to side.

I would suggest you don't fall in love with any particular trailer. You can fall in love with a model and brand of trailer; just not a trailer that has problems.

if you do decide to try and get this trailer please take it to a shop before you buy it to find out how expensive it will be.

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In the last picture you posted you can see on the bottom left the adjustment bolts. From the pictures I don't see any noticeable damage and may just need adjusting. Have the dealer adjust it for you. If it comes in and is uniform top and bottom negotiate a price. I just adjusted mine which was out side to side and top to bottom. Took me a half day because it was the first time doing it. The dealer would take much less time.

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