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Old 02-02-2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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black marks on carpet

I have a 2016 36RL and I get black marks on the carpet on the left side of the slide near the TV. I had my dealer look at it and got 101 excuses why this may happen, but no type of fix for it. surely I shouldn't have to clean the carpet every time I open the slide.
Is anyone else having this problem?
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Old 02-02-2017, 02:53 PM   #2
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We have the same problem. I don't know how to solve it. I just keep cleaning the carpet.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:00 PM   #3
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Solved it by ordering our FB without carpet. It has carpet on the dining slide & it gets a black 4-5" mark where the roller runs over the small piece of carpet. The rollers on the dining slide & the long plastic/Teflon strip on the kitchen slide somehow catch a lot of dirt, sorry I don't know of a fix or I'd have done by now.
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Old 02-02-2017, 03:19 PM   #4
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I had the very same exact problem with my other cover... dealer had nothing... took it back to the manufacturer and nothing..
They finally gave me a set of "slide out slickers" . . They are plastic runners that are about 40" ;long and about 5 " wide. They have little dimples that face down into the carpet near the slice entry.
When you bring the slides in, you first place 2 of these at each corner of the slide, then bring in the slide.
The slide rides up onto them and any black marks are now on the slickers, and not carpet.
The black marks are usually caused by the extra adhesive that they use to put the corner guards on the bottom so the slides.. that oozes out from the weight of the slide rolling in and out, and that ooze traps grease and dirt.
K-Z paid to have my carpets cleaned, then i used these and never had another problem for the ba;lance of 6 years till i traded it.

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