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Old 03-09-2015, 09:27 AM   #31
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Boo,
Can you post a picture of your mod?
Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2015, 12:17 PM   #32
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Hi Boowho,

Another good simple idea. Bar stock would bolt against the bottom two bolts I assume? Need to be careful to drill holes below the motor gear box. Would not want to drill into gear box and have another problem.

It is a great place to work isn't.
It sux..... I'm probably going to remove the whole dern mechanism next time I have to get under there; hopefully the damn slide won't fall out!!!

And even another change..... Instead of BUTTING the new pieces under the bolt heads, I'll bore holes such that I can fit the bar stock UNDER the existing bolt head (just like another washer) and then thru bolt the lower (new) bolt.

I sorta screwed myself (!!!); I bored out the housing so I could use bolts AND nuts on the original 4 bolts. Now the heads are turning when I try to loosen the nuts.

That's why I need to remove it ALL next time. Should I patent this so I can make s***loads of money from FR??

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:19 PM   #33
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Boo,
Can you post a picture of your mod?
Thanks.
Haven't really finished the mod, Tom..... Still in the design stages.

However, I will try to put together a drawing today that will make it pretty clear. Thanks for your interest.

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Old 03-09-2015, 12:49 PM   #34
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Drawing

So a CAD/CAM guy I ain't!!!

Pink is Motor

Blue is existing frame that holds the motor.

Yellow is the two pieces of aluminum bar stock.

Red is existing bolts holding the motor to the frame. Those four bolts pass thru elongated holes in the frame (blue).

Green is two new bolts; these pass thru NEW holes that are bored thru the yellow AND the blue and are NOT elongated.

Hope this is clear enough; obviously the left drawing is the end view, the right drawing is the side view.

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P.S. click on the drawing to enlarge it; looks better at full size.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:30 AM   #35
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I've had mine adjusted 5 different times by 3 different dealers/service depts over the past year. I'm convinced that this is an installation & engineering problem on FR's part - something is missing to allow the teeth and the motor to correctly engage the slide out rail. (Is there a way to bookmark this forum thread to get to it later when I need it again?)

I did see a separate thread on the same topic when I first started poking around the Forest River Forums. Their fix included locktite and the addition of a lock washer to the slide motor bolt. If someone else is better than me at locating old threads it might be beneficial to link the two (if that is even possible).
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:57 PM   #36
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(Is there a way to bookmark this forum thread to get to it later when I need it again?)
Just bookmark it in your browser. Then you will always return to this thread.

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