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    Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    The floor in the living room slide out in my 2011 Greystone 29MK has detached from the sidewall of the slide out. The slide out contains a fairly heavy factory provided sofa bed. When the slide is drawn in the inner side of the slide out floor is unsupported, riding about an inch above the main living space floor. The weight of the sofa bed simply pushes the slide out floor down until it touches the main floor, separating it from the side of the slide out. The floor of the slide out is fastened to the side of the slide out with several wood screws. These simply are not sufficient to bear the weight of the sofa when when the slide out is drawn in and inner edge of the floor is unsupported. How do I fix this?

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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    We noticed something similar last year. We added some more screws from outside the floor, up into the wall. Seems to have fixed it, have not noticed any more issues. We also make sure the sofa is strapped securely when we travel so there is less bounce.
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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Oh ****, something else to look forward too with my Greystone. I thought almost losing the rear end cap was bad enough!!


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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Going to follow this thread. Haven't seen any evidence of this in my 2011 32RL but I'll look a little closer.
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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Sounds like a broken slide roller.

    We have experienced two broken slide rollers - one on the bedroom slide and one on the kitchen slide.

    The rollers were attached with countersink type wood screws and sheared off in the metal bracket - poorly engineered...

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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Mike, is that a DIY repair or something a dealer must perform?
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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    It might be the frame separating at the welds inside the slide wall. Here are a few pics of my repair.

    First I removed the couch, then removed the slide trim and gently pryed the wallboard back to expose the frame. I bought the metal pieces at Home Depot. Repaired with screws and re-glued the wallboard.
    It looks like all the photo's are in reverse order of my description above.

    I now use a 1x4 as a wedge under the slide wall to keep it from bouncing during travel.
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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Jeff,

    There is an old thread where someone repaired it themselves - I couldn't get the slide up high enough to drill new holes so it went to a local dealer for repair - both times!$!$

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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    Mike, thanks for posting. I think I recall that thread and, yeah, it was a dealer only repair as they have to partially remove the slide, lift it up at the outside edge, and install the new roller bearing(s).
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    Re: ATF: Greystone - Slideout floor breaks away.

    On our previous Heartland product, a 2013 Trail Runner, when the slide was out, it made the dinette separate at the floor.

    In otherwords, when the slide was out and set, the bottom of the side of the dinette seat would pull away from the panel that it was attached to.

    But if I ran it back in just a little . . . it didn't stress the connection between the two pieces of the dinette.

    However, I was worried that the seal for weather or bugs wasn't as good since I had to run the slide back in???

    I have photos . . . I'll find and post them later!
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