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Old 07-08-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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Adjusting slideout cables

I have a 2016 aerolite with an accuslide slideout. The bottom of the slide isn't sliding out proportionally with the top. There is maybe an inch difference between top and bottom. The motor sounds like it is struggling a bit when operating the controls as well.

I am looking for any advice on how to adjust these cables without making it worse. TIAClick image for larger version

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this is the one I used...

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I have a 2016 aerolite with an accuslide slideout. The bottom of the slide isn't sliding out proportionally with the top. There is maybe an inch difference between top and bottom. The motor sounds like it is struggling a bit when operating the controls as well.

I am looking for any advice on how to adjust these cables without making it worse. TIAAttachment 4826

Maybe more than you need now. Worthwhile anyway.


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I have a 2016 aerolite with an accuslide slideout. The bottom of the slide isn't sliding out proportionally with the top. There is maybe an inch difference between top and bottom. The motor sounds like it is struggling a bit when operating the controls as well.

I am looking for any advice on how to adjust these cables without making it worse. TIAAttachment 4826
How did you come out?
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How did you come out?
Haven't worked on it yet. The trailer is still in storage. Probably have it home for a few days before our next trip at the beginning of Aug and will tinker with it then.
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Update. I finally have the trailer home and had time to look at the cables.

I inspected the cables coming through at each corner and found 1 quite loose on the bottom left side and 1 quite tight on the top right side. I traced them to the top where all the pulleys are and back to there adjustment points. I then loosened the tight one a little bit and tightend the other so they all roughly had the same tension.

It now opens and closes proportionally. The motor doesn't sound as stressed either.
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Update. I finally have the trailer home and had time to look at the cables.

I inspected the cables coming through at each corner and found 1 quite loose on the bottom left side and 1 quite tight on the top right side. I traced them to the top where all the pulleys are and back to there adjustment points. I then loosened the tight one a little bit and tightend the other so they all roughly had the same tension.

It now opens and closes proportionally. The motor doesn't sound as stressed either.
Thanks for the update, good job!
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