LTRVD0384 RV Slide Room Maintenance

RV Slide Room Maintenance

Bad Power Pedestal

RV Slide Room Maintenance is the focus this edition. First off though, is a lot of mail. One very interesting email discussed a problem with a park electrical pedestal. This is an all too common problem, especially in older campgrounds with aluminum wiring.

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Kathy read a list of upcoming RV Shows. We also discuss our pamphlet “How to Survive an RV Show, and Have a Great Time Doing it” It is available on Amazon.com. Check it out, it could save you a lot of steps and time as well as a lot of money.

RV Slide Room Maintenance

RV Slide Rooms are designed to be “More High Tech that High Maintenance”, but the RV Slide Room Maintenance requirements that are there are very important. Lubrication is key as is using the proper lubricants. Seals both inside and outside must be inspected periodically and also need treatment to remain soft and pliable. We discuss methods of manual override to close slide rooms when there is no power present. RVers are cautioned NOT to adjust slide rooms and to use trained RV Technicians to do this type of work. We also talk about the preventive maintenance to be done on your slide rooms.
Slide rooms seem to have quite a few failures as evidenced by many Facebook comments and complaints. I try to emphasize that adequate 12-volt power to the slide room is the main failure mode that prevents proper slide room movement.

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

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