How to fix a sagging RV slide out
1.Identify the cause of the sagging, which could be a weak or damaged support system, or an overloaded slide-out room.
2.Check the slide-out room for any visible signs of damage or wear and tear.
3. Use a level to determine the degree of the sagging and how much needs to be corrected
4. Reinforce the slide-out room’s support system with steel or aluminum tubing to provide additional support.
The first step is to measure the amount of sagging on your RV slide out. Measure the distance from the sidewall of the coach to the outside edge of the slideout wall (both at the top and bottom) to determine how much sag you’re dealing with. If the measurements are not equal (or extremely close), you have some sag to tackle.
5.Replace any damaged or worn-out components, such as brackets, rollers, or guide rails.
6.Use jacks to lift the slide-out room to its proper position, then place a block of wood or other support under it to keep it in place.
7. Adjust the slide-out room’s rollers to ensure that it slides smoothly and does not drag or bind.
8. Check the alignment of the slide-out room’s tracks to ensure that it is properly aligned with the RV’s main body.
9.Ensure that the slide-out room is not overloaded with heavy items, which can cause it to sag.
10.Check the slide-out’s rubber seals and replace any that are worn or damaged.
11.Use a slide-out lubricant to keep the moving parts of the slide-out system running smoothly.
12.Use slide-out awnings or toppers to prevent debris and moisture from accumulating on the roof of the slide-out.
13. Check the slide-out room’s motor or hydraulic system for any damage or wear and tear.
14. Replace any damaged or worn-out belts, gears, or other components in the slide-out motor or hydraulic system.
It is also important to use slide out supports to help reduce the potential for sagging. These supports are affordable and easy to use, functioning very similar to a jack which will help take the weight off of the top support bar in your slideout.
15. Make sure that the RV’s leveling system is functioning properly and that the RV is level before extending the slide-out.
16.Use a support brace or jack to help support the slide-out room while it is being repaired.
17. Seek professional assistance if the slide-out room is severely damaged or if you are unsure of how to repair it.
18. Regularly inspect the slide-out system and support components to catch any issues before they become severe.
19.Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for maintaining and servicing the slide-out system and its components.
20.Consider upgrading to a more advanced slide-out system that has a higher weight capacity and better support features if necessary.
Finally, it is important to avoid putting too much weight on the slide, especially when it's extended. Distribute any weight throughout the rig's interior. This will help prevent further sagging and keep your RV slide out in good condition.