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Old 08-09-2020, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default 5270B BT Cruiser 2004 slide out

Our dinette slide opens at an angle and does not touch the wall at the top.
Tight on bottom and approximately 1 1/2 gap at the top. You sit leaning into the RV. It does not leak. New wiper seals.
I can find no adjustment up and down. You can adjust forward and back.
Driving me nuts!
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Old 08-16-2020, 11:02 AM   #2
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My 2006 BT Cruiser was having stall issues on one slide, I got some silicone and sprayed them. All is good now I wouldn't think that new seals need lubricated yet but its a thought. Also if you look on the top of the slide you might be able to slide a long metal tool ( I have a metal yard stick) between the seal lip and the top of the slide box to make sure it is not excessively dragging. I'm new to this RV stuff so just my thoughts no real experience. Something is obviously binding or dragging on top and if you try to rock the box gently as is it going out does it go farther?
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Old 08-16-2020, 01:20 PM   #3
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Does you RV have slide out toppers (awning over slides)? If not, it allows rain to run away from RV and not into RV, toppers help to keep water off top of slide out.
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:06 PM   #4
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Thanks, we replaced the wiper seals and there is no drag on the slide.
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Old 08-16-2020, 10:08 PM   #5
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Thanks, We do have a slide awning And have run the slide out with the awning detached and no difference. Still uneven.
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Old 08-26-2020, 01:08 PM   #6
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I am referring to my 5291 but under the couch is stop bolt you can unscrew to let the slide travel further out. Then there are 2 bolts beside the stop screw you can loosen and pry the slide track upwards to tip the slide outwards at the top. I still could not completely close the gap at the top. I only had an 1/8" so i used 1 1/4" foam campers tape at the top and 1/2 way down the sides. I had to double it up. Check the slide fit when retracted to make sure there are no gaps. We were at the ocean camping and the wind was whistling through the gap.
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:18 PM   #7
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Chris

Thanks. Excellent advise. I will give it a try when I have the RV home.
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Old 11-21-2020, 06:21 AM   #8
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Can someone tell me what is the difference between the 5270 and the 5270B
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:58 PM   #9
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What kind of slide mechanism do you have? I have the "hat section" with the stop bolt under the couch, and it has the little rollers to set the extention angle of the slide, I'll look tomorrow if those are adjustable on mine. Mine also has 2 nylon rollers at the outside wall of the coach, which are not adjustable but the slide mechanism and the rollers determine a plane supporting the floor/bottom of that slide out. So that begs the question, did the top ever seal? has the gap gotten worse over time? I replaced the deteriated wood on the bottom of the slide out with new plywood and a 9 foot sheet of hardened aluminum. Which improved the sealing, but that is the wrong direction for your problem as it would contact at the top before the bottom.
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