CargoGlide Installation Instructions
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the installer to ensure the slide unit is securely fastened to a base that will provide safe and reliable operation. The many variations in usage and placements of a slide unit present unique requirements; and the following information is only intended to be general in nature to provide awareness to the installer to look for and consider issues that may affect safety and reliability.
All slide units are designed for ideal use in static and level conditions. When installed in a vehicle, the CargoGlide unit must be closed and latched securely prior to and during any vehicle movement. The vehicle must be parked in a level position prior to unlocking and extending a slide unit or the weight of your cargo could be difficult or dangerous to move.
The slide unit must be securely fastened to a base floor or other structure to resist movement. A tipping force is applied to the unit when it is extended, which is countered by the attachments at the front (cab side) and middle of the unit. Furthermore, vehicle acceleration, cornering and braking will result in additional forces affecting your cargo and the slide unit. Impacts due to dropping a load will result in temporarily higher forces seen by the fasteners and should be avoided.
Position & Check Clearances
CAUTION: When opening the slide the clearance at the tailgate may need to be adjusted on some vehicles to avoid serious injury to your fingers or scratches in your tailgate.
Some truck beds have flat areas where the corrugation does not
extend all of the way to the cab end of the bed, it is very important to shim
the cab end mount points up to the level of the top of the bed corrugations so
the frame is mounted flat so that internal mechanisms do not scrape the bed of
the vehicle. Some vehicle compartments may have a lip on the bottom of the bed,
or angled tailgates and other obstructions above the floor level. If your
vehicle has similar obstructions some CargoGlide® models may have to be shimmed
up to clear the obstruction or tailgate angle during extension (Make sure to
leave enough clearance for the slide AND your fingers). Shims can be many
alternatives including wood, metal tubing, rubber, solid plastic, etc. The shims
must be placed under all of the slide areas that normally contact the floor to
provide necessary support. Optional Shim Spacer Kits are available from
CargoGlide for some models.
NOTE: It is critical that the side rails on the bottom frame
that is mounted to the vehicle be installed as straight as possible to prevent
premature wear to the frame or damage to the bearings and to provide you with
the smoothest slide action possible. Proper installation will make your slide
easy to use and last for years to come.
CargoGlide CG1000, CargoGlide CG1000S and CargoGlide CG1500HD
models have built in height adjusters for easy adjustment to clear various
tailgate angles or other clearance issues. Simply twist the adjustment plate to
reach the appropriate height. If this feature is used, add spacers to mid cross
member before tightening down bolts, so the bottom frame sides remain straight.
CargoGlide® slide frames can be separated to make installation
and removal easier. CG1000, CG1500HD models slide the top open at least 24” lift
up the deck about 18" to 24" and move the end you are holding to your right
until the roller bearing and latch pin in the top frame come out of the track in
the bottom frame (the distance you move to the right varies based on frame
length, but is usually less than 24"). Once the bearing clears the track you can
lift the top up and out, then slightly to the left so the right side bearing
clears the track as well. Once both bearings are clear of the track you can
carry the top frame away from the bottom frame. Reinstall in the reverse order,
starting at an angle inserting the right side bearing first, then lower the left
side into place and straighten the frame so the top and bottom are in line and
set it down on the rollers of the bottom frames, then it will slide normally.
CG2000XL, CG1500XL and DuraGlide/DualGlide models have hinged slide stopper flaps on the top and middle frames. To separate the frames, simply open the slide all the way until it stops, then close it a few inches, just enough so that you can lift the hinged stoppers, and while holding the handle open, you slide it open past the stop point, then it will continue to slide open. (Make sure someone is holding each side of the frame securely as you remove it because it will drop abruptly as the last bearing clears the track). Re-installation is as easy as simply aligning the bearings into the side tracks and sliding the frames back into place since the hinged stoppers automatically open as they pass the stop points, then gravity swings them down so the slide will not come apart again until you manually lift the hinged stoppers.