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Old 11-19-2017, 09:09 PM   #1
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New Kodiak-Slide is it in or not??

Brand New Kodiak 243 BHSL. With dinette slide. Have only operated the slide once and I am looking at the lower right side and see that the "fenders" attached to the slide do not line up with the "fender" on the body. Is this a problem? The seal all around the perimeter seems reasonable.


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Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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Is the seal on that side compressed?
How about a pic of the seal as it goes up the body?
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Is the seal on that side compressed?
How about a pic of the seal as it goes up the body?
The seals all around appeared normal. I worked my finger around and seems to be sealed. Being a rookie that may be a bad assumption on my part. It is dark now. I will examine again in morning and get more pictures.

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The seals all around appeared normal. I worked my finger around and seems to be sealed. Being a rookie that may be a bad assumption on my part. It is dark now. I will examine again in morning and get more pictures.

Thanks for the reply. CYA tomorrow.

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What you might try, make sure the RV is LEVEL and then run the slide out and hold the button for 10 more seconds. Bring it back in and hold the button again for 10 seconds. This action supposedly syncs the motors again.
We don't want to get into the blind installers at the factory so give that a go.

If doing the resync thing doesn't make those parts match up I'd be back at the dealer as soon as possible.
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100% normal, that's exactly how mine looks. There's no way the fenders can line up as one is attached to the camper body and one is attached to the slide which sits further out, even when fully closed.
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100% normal, that's exactly how mine looks. There's no way the fenders can line up as one is attached to the camper body and one is attached to the slide which sits further out, even when fully closed.
If that's the way it is then I'd say it's another Dutchman engineering marvel.
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If that's the way it is then I'd say it's another Dutchman engineering marvel.
They probably could have extended the fender on the slideout a little so it doesn't leave that big gap, but it's only cosmetic.
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They probably could have extended the fender on the slideout a little so it doesn't leave that big gap, but it's only cosmetic.
Yep, a little over lap would have made it look finished or at least a cap of some sort to close the gap.
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What you might try, make sure the RV is LEVEL and then run the slide out and hold the button for 10 more seconds. Bring it back in and hold the button again for 10 seconds. This action supposedly syncs the motors again.
We don't want to get into the blind installers at the factory so give that a go.

If doing the resync thing doesn't make those parts match up I'd be back at the dealer as soon as possible.
Ok, syncing motors. Never saw that before. Thanks
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100% normal, that's exactly how mine looks. There's no way the fenders can line up as one is attached to the camper body and one is attached to the slide which sits further out, even when fully closed.
Thanks, I wish I remembered if that is how it look on the dealer lot.....ughh.

What you are saying does make sense. Silly design flaw for sure.

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