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« on: October 07, 2012, 06:06:48 PM »

We camped this weekend at Tickfaw State Park. Beautiful weather, great trip. Right up until we were packing up.
The front bunk went in fine. Went to put in the rear bunk but it wasn't budging. Played with it for probably a half hour, re-checked level, played with the stabilizers, took it out of level, played with the stabilizers some more. Finally got it moving. Not sure what happened. This is a 6 month old trailer, I shouldn't be having these kinds of problems. Any thoughts?

BTW, I got it home and parked it. Tomorrow night I'll play with it some more to see if I have a problem or if it was a one time issue. I was 50 miles from home, I don't know what I would have done if I couldn't get the bed in!

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 03:21:25 AM »

I noticed your popup is new. If it is less than a year old, it may have come with roadside assistance for the first year. Interestingly, roadside assistance covers a slideout that is stuck out, but not one that is stuck in. I found that out the hard way, when our TT bunk slide got stuck in the 'in' position on arrival to our destination. It was late and accessing the bunks was challenging but, thankfully, possible. The next day I called the free roadside assistance that came with our Jayco and was told that roadside assistance only covers issues that prevent you from towing the trailer. If the slideout was stuck in, I was expected to tow it to the nearest repair facility (where warranty repair would cover the cost).
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2012, 03:36:40 PM »

That's good to know.

Any ideas as to why it jammed in the first place?
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 03:57:31 PM »

Were any sheets stuck in the slider mechanism?  That has happened to me.  I leave the sheets on between short trips, and they have jammed in the sliders and ripped.  Also make sure you have undone the elastics underneath.  Can't think of any other reason...
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 04:50:45 PM »

Nope, nothing was stuck.

I spoke with my dealer today and sent them some pics (they're about 50 miles away). The track has a plastic liner so the bed doesn't slide metal on metal. Sometimes the track slips they said. Easy repair they say. Unfortunately, they're booked solid with storm damaged trailers. He's supposed to get back to me later this week about scheduling. I may have to reschedule the next trip. :(

   
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 02:28:35 PM »

Not exactly sure that I'm seeing what I think I see, but it looks like that plastic thingy has slid back and is covering the roller on your slide rail.  If that's the case just pull it forward until the roller sticks up through that rectangular hole.  Also looks like a screw hole in the plastic between the curve in front and the rectangular hole, there may be a screw or rivit missing that's allowing the plastic to slide back.  Compare it to the rail on the other side of the bed, or the other bed, to see what it should look like.  It looks like a pretty easy fix.  If the pups not in warranty you might want to fix it yourself.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 07:24:01 PM »

That's what needs to be done but its not as easy as it looks. The bed has it wedged in place. It doesn't want to move short of breaking it out. Fortunately, it is under warranty. If I were stuck somewhere I'd break it out and not worry about it but since its under warranty I'll wait and let them fix it.

You should have seen the look on my wife's face though when I suggested we still go on that next trip and just pull out the old tent! The popup has her spoiled!

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 09:11:18 AM »

If it's in warranty you might as well have them fix it.  I'd be tempted to try it myself to save the hassle of hauling it to the dealer and back.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2012, 08:41:37 AM »

Camper dropped off at the dealer. They said probably a week. That car port looks might empty :(

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 06:31:07 PM »

Woohoo! Trailer is back home where it belongs!

Tomorrow afternoon I'll open it up and check it out...
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 06:58:14 PM »

Had same issue back when we first bought our jayco heritage.
Ended up being some of the canvas  was geting pinched in the bed rail.
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 07:12:18 PM »

The rear bed on our 2010 228 would not go in easily last Sunday (10/21).  I have not had a chance to look at it but I would bet it is the same problem.

Is that picture taken with the bed slid out or in?  I think I will have to take your picture out to our PUP and compare.  Ours isn't under warranty anymore so I would like to fix it myself before we put it to bed for the winter.  That's going to happen this week.
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »

That was taken with the bed slide in. The dealership said its a common problem. They ordered the replacement slides, then glued them down to the bottom of the track to keep them from sliding. Unfortunately I don't know what adhesive they used though.
I had planned on asking but the dealership was packed. Lots of trailers had damage from Isaac and they're still trying to keep up.
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