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Old 04-17-2018, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Knocking/Ratteling slide noise. Newbie

For the last 4 months, I started noticing a knocking noise, like 2 pieces of wood hitting together, coming from the upper slide area. This happens mostly when accelerating or braking. On one recent trip, the noise went away for a couple of hours.. then came back. We have a Unity Corner bed unit.

I spoke with folks at LTV and their Recommendations did not help resolve the issue. I tried a slide lock (our unit does not come with one but thought worth a try) with no improvement.

Any ideas or comments would be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance

Simon
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Knocking/Ratteling slide noise. Newbie

Does it have a Schwintek slide? Although this is what Winnebago recommends - https://winnebagoind.com/resources/s...0Mechanism.pdf
I find that it works for a while. I also used slide locks for a while, but find that door wedges stuck between the slide and the floor does the best job at controlling the noise. The wedges that I use are fairly solid, with thin rubber on either side.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thank you for the great comments, Mike DZ. I ordered the lube spray and will try this weekend.
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:18 PM   #4
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Default Re: Knocking/Ratteling slide noise. Newbie

I finally received the lube can.. lubricated the upper and lower slideout motors.. Slideout in/out then lubricated again m

Took the LTV for a test drive and so far so good.. the knocking is gone. I will lubricator every year or so. Thank you for the great suggestions.

Now, I am tackling a ticking noise that I hear from the drivers window. The ticking gets faster when I accelerate. Kinda matches the rythym. I spent about 30min underneath the Unity looking for an obvious culprit but could not identify the source. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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