Fix a Camper Slide-Out Making a Grinding Noise

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The Accu-Slide camper slide-out has completely changed the game when it comes to maximizing the confined living quarters of an RV. With an Accu-Slide, you can add much needed space to your RV bedroom when you reach your destination, and all it takes is the push of a button. But, like any RV component, there’s potential for malfunction and the occasional troubleshooting.

For any number of reasons, your Accu-Slide camper slide-out might take on an unpleasant grinding noise when being extended or retracted. Apart from the disagreeable sound this causes, that grinding is also bad for the camper slide-out itself, as it’s likely the result of faulty parts and/or debris. So in this lesson, we teach you how to find the source of the grinding coming from your camper slide-out, and show you some expert techniques for fixing the problem so you can get back to enjoying your time on the road.

Finding the grind on your camper slide-out

To help you solve the puzzle of the grinding camper slide-out on your RV, repair expert Dave Solberg walks you through a quick demonstration for determining the source of the grind. First things first, Dave explains why it’s important to stop retracting or extending your Accu-Slide as soon as you hear that unwanted noise.

You’ll need to ensure you position the Accu-Slide properly so you can inspect the cables and gears that move the space. Once there, Dave shows you what to look for, including loose cables that don’t sit flush in their pulleys, ill-fitting gears, and too-taut/not-taut-enough cables. He also demonstrates the best way to remove the jamb from your camper slide-out to check for any debris or screws that might be stuck in the side cables. With Dave’s simple tips, you’ll be able to scope out the issue and get your slide-out sliding in and out in no time!

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11 Responses to “Fix a Camper Slide-Out Making a Grinding Noise”
    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Thanks for visiting the RV Repair Club site. To provide more specific troubleshooting information we need to know the make, model, and year of your RV as well as the slide mechanism if possible. There are several models ranging from the smaller cable slides to full length hydraulic slide and most have an override procedure and troubleshooting. Usually a model that doesn’t slide in all the way is either a binding issue, air in the hydraulic line, or it could be a motor issue. Getting the proper info will help.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Mike. To provide more specific troubleshooting information we need the make, model, and year of your RV as well as the type slide room mechanism. Most of the mechanisms on the market today are owned by Lippert Component Inc (LCI). Is the slide room actually operating and making a grinding noise, or just grinding. You should be able to isolate the noise as to the rollers underneath the room, the gears underneath in a larger hydraulic slide mechanism, or the motor.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hey Wayne!

      We’d love to help you out!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

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  1. Luis Morales
    Luis Morales

    The cable for my slide out on the top left side seems to have jumped out of the pulley and lodged somewhere behind the cover against the wall. I am trying to figure out how free it without having to remove the whole slide.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Luis!

      That’s a great question!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

      Please follow the steps below to receive the annual membership at the introductory rate:

      1. Click on the email link: https://go.rvrepairclub.com/c19458
      2. Click on the Premium Membership offer.
      3. The Checkout page will display your Premium Membership purchase.
      4. Fill in your Billing Details and create an account password.
      5. Fill in your debit/credit card information.
      6. Finish by clicking Complete Order.

      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
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  2. kerley460
    kerley460

    Cable style slide out having problems coming back in. Sounds like it is dragging the battery down hard

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Tony!

      We’d love to help! What is the year, make, and model of your RV?

      Thank you!

      Jessica
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