How We Discovered Our Issue
The camber issue is often referred to as the “big slide” issue and as we have learned most often only is noticed or demonstrates itself on the curbside slide however isn’t a hard and fast rule. We first noticed that we had a slide adjustment issue as it appeared our slide was not sitting in the slot correctly. I went to adjust the slide however quickly noticed that I wouldn’t be able to compensate for what needed to be done. You can adjust the slide left / right or up / down however you cannot adjust the slide for the angle in the slot. The slide being angled in the box as I under stood it at that time could only mean that the box was built incorrectly or the slot was cut wrong.
Along with the slide not fitting square in the slot we also noticed that our paint lines were no longer matching up. We were later contacted by another owner and he gave us a few indications to look for as he had experienced a camber issue in the past. He is able to recognize a camber issue walking past a unit with the slides out not just from the angle of the box but with the uneven wear / transfer of the rubber seals onto the slide box themselves. In looking at our unit we had all of the symptoms.
- Slide box not sitting square in the slot
- Transfer of rubber seals marking only half of the slide box
- Paint lines not matching up
- Slide skis breaking due to slide box shift
- Markings on floor
Any of these issues alone are not indications of a camber issue but when all together start to lean toward the issue. Most of these symptoms can occur due to other reasons however numbers 1 & 2 are strong indicators and a string test should be performed (later on this).