Advice on fixing my bunk end slide out wheel

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    Popitlikeitshot New Member

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    Below is a picture of my king bunk end slide out wheel on my 2000 palomino yearling. It is tilted to one side and am not too sure how to go about fixing it. Any advice would be great!!
     

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    The one on my Starcraft was held on using screws. If yours is too, maybe one broke?
     
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    Ah thank you! I didn’t manage to get a great look at it this past weekend but we’re going back up to see if we can fix it this weekend so I will bring some extra screws just in case!!! Thank you!!
     
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    My palomino used to do that also....it's a guide wheel NOT used to support anything and looking at it it has spun around as mine had at times....spin it so the wheel is more DOWN than up....and tighten/add a screw.
     
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    It is actually fixed to the camper by one bolt. Not screws. So it is possibly that it has spun around. So that bed is actually very difficult to pull out. Is it because of the wheel or could it be something else? We lifted it and it still took 2 people on the outside and 2 on the inside just to get it out.
     
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    Something is wrong. Clean and lube the rails. I can pull my beds out with one hand.
     
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    You probably need to put some lube in the bed tracks to have them slide better. Tighten the bolt then add a screw to stop it from spinning.
     
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    Our Palomino has the same setup. That wheel helps guide the bed slide over the lip of the camper edge, if it isn't in place (as ours likes to do also) you will hang up on the support pole brackets, and some other things, and have to curse and force it into place.
     
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    Hence the reason I put a second screw in after resetting the wheel....prevents it from twisting.
     
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    tfischer thank you! should the wheel be more up or down? the middle of the bed is catching on the edge of the camper due to the wheel not being properly in place... very annoying to get the bed out. we need 2 people pulling, 1 pushing from the inside and someone underneath pushing the bed up! We will also be lubricating the tracks and everything. We just bought this trailer about 2 weeks ago and have a lot of work to do but can't do much just the two of us because we can't pull that bed out just the two of us haha!!
     
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    It should be perpendicular to the edge of the camper.
     
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    Ok guys! Went up to the trailer today. Fixed the wheel, cleaned and lubricated the tracks and now the bed slides like a dream!! Thanks for the advice! Now onto the next task!
     
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