Dave Solberg

Inspecting the Exterior of a Lippert Slide-Out Room

Dave Solberg
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The Lippert Slide-Out is a vital upgrade for any RVer looking to add space to the living quarters on their rig. With the push of a button, you can open up your room to nearly double its size and make your room, and your experience, much more comfortable. Plus, one of the major benefits of the Lippert Slide-Out is this: as easy as it is to operate, it’s nearly as easy to maintain.

In this lesson, RV repair expert Dave Solberg teaches you how to take proper care of your slide room. Although there isn’t too much that could go wrong with a Lippert Slide-Out, it is important that you routinely check the exterior of your slide room to ensure all components are in ideal working condition.

You’ll learn how to inspect the seals, flapper, springs and gears for any obstructions or debris, and discover what you should do if you notice the gears aren’t spinning the way they ought to. As Dave points out, the process for monitoring your slide room isn’t extensive, but it is essential. Take precaution ahead of time, and you won’t have to worry about it when you hit the road!

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4 Responses to “Inspecting the Exterior of a Lippert Slide-Out Room”

  1. Sally Watson

    I hv a 2021 Forest River Salem. Recently slide out does not slide in or out evenly and stopped cockeyed a little. My husband has to push the problem side to get it to catch before it will slide in or out totally. Is there something we can try to get it to align before we bring it in to get it repaired? Big ordeal bcuz we travel full time in it. Tks.


    I have a slide seal that is no longer securely attached to the vehicle. Every time I retract the slide I have to physically hold the seal in place to ensure a proper seal. What should I use to glue the seal in place so I will not have to hold it while slide is being retracted.

  3. Arlene Monnar

    Hi, first love your video series, very helpful. i wanted to ask for the flapper, what type of lubricant to use? i cannot make out what is said in the video. i use slide-out lubricant for the seals and used the same on the flapper, not sure if that should be ok however?

  4. Matt

    My slide out keeps coming out about 6 inches while I drive down the road what should I look for to fix this problem

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