We've gotten to meet the folks who have their rigs in here too... one couple had just returned from Alaska, and their hydraulic jacks and slide had stopped working. Unfortunately, if the slide in the bedroom did not go out, they did not have access to their clothes in the drawers/closet. They got it pushed out a few days ago and then needed 3 strong men pushing from the outside to get it back in. Thankfully, the folks here at HWH were able to determine the problem and get it fixed for them, and they are back on the road.
Another couple also has a slide out problem, but in their case, the airbag that causes the slide to seal when it is in had sprung a leak, and was no longer functional. They had sealed the slide room on the outside with a special kind of duct tape that is not supposed to leave a sticky residue - and it seemed to do the job of both sealing the room, and it was easy for the technicians here to remove.
|This is what the new airbag for the slideout looks like.|
|In order to remove the old airbag, they pushed the slide room further into the rig to expose the area where the airbag resides so it could be removed. The owners told us that there was two-sided tape holding it in that was really hard to get removed.|
The HWH technicians had put Miss Doozie up on ramps to make it easier to access the front jacks - since we had discussed building jacks, I thought it might be interesting to see how theirs are made:
|There are 3 ramps stacked here - the bottom of the closest one is showing.|
|The top part of the ramp - it was made by 1x6s with the middle layer perpendicular to the top and bottom layers.|
|Here you can see the sandwiched layer.|