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Old 03-19-2023, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Replacing the TM bed slides

The beds in a TM slide in and out on a pair of swinging support bars, each of which is guided by a pair of plastic guide strips. The strips sometimes deform or break, and then the slide no longer functions correctly. When this happened to me, I decided, like several members before me, to replace the plastic strips with aluminum flat bar. Like many of my projects, figuring out what to do and how to do it, and then actually doing it the first time, was a long task. Replacing the first set of strips took a day and a half. As usual, the second set was much quicker, on the order of half a day. My purpose here is to document what I did, to help anyone who is thinking of doing the same thing. Your TM may have minor differences from mine, but the overall procedure should be the same.

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Old 03-19-2023, 10:03 PM   #2
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Thank you, Bill.
Due to a freak storm to pass through the area last Fall, my fairly new TrailManor suffered damage to the slides and I've postponed the work until warmer weather arrived. Which is now :-(

I eagerly read your guide and appreciate your tips....

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Old 04-01-2023, 08:10 PM   #3
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Thank you Bill! Very timely, was getting ready to replace the plastic guide strips on our 2021 2720. Read your post and decided to go with aluminum instead. Found 1.5" by 1/8" aluminum at Lowes, as well as new plastic washers. Installed yesterday and works better than new.
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