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Old 04-22-2014, 11:42 AM   #51
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He has the (Worm Run) system,motors in side near the Top.PITA type! Youroo!!

You dang right it is a pain the A..... this is one of the main reasons that it 'seems' that I am a FR hater...... I hate this set up . When it does not work right you are screwed bad. The video makes it seem that it is easy to work on.... maybe in a shop with all of the tools, but it is not when you are in a campground out in the boonies and you are stuck with it open.

When I pick my camper up last Saturday for 3rd slide out motor problem, the Tech asked me if I knew how to 'reset' the motor board it the slides were acting up? I said yes, I down load a manual from Forest River Forums (thank-you very much) and can read the directions. I asked him if 'resetting' the board would have fixed the problem? he said "NO, the motor was messed up to badly" (one that they said that they had fixed twice before). Me was not very happy about getting advice that was meaningless.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #52
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when I did my insp hrs before we signed the paperwork, the 1 motor failed, then I heard they all ready replaced the controller a few days earlier, they (dealer) said they got higher amp motors from lippert and I have not had a problem since. I can get to one easy enough with the slide in but not the other, and when the slide is out it is just too high without a ladder and the bottom of the slide is at 6ft so we would have to push really hard with our hands above our heads. it seems even the 200k class c are getting this system because my boss just pulled up friday with a new Ghost super c and it has it..
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:20 PM   #53
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when I did my insp hrs before we signed the paperwork, the 1 motor failed, then I heard they all ready replaced the controller a few days earlier, they (dealer) said they got higher amp motors from lippert and I have not had a problem since. I can get to one easy enough with the slide in but not the other, and when the slide is out it is just too high without a ladder and the bottom of the slide is at 6ft so we would have to push really hard with our hands above our heads. it seems even the 200k class c are getting this system because my boss just pulled up friday with a new Ghost super c and it has it..
I would fashion a hook on the bottom inside and another on something about 6' away (small D hook on the floor?) so I could ratchet strap it in.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:32 PM   #54
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I would fashion a hook on the bottom inside and another on something about 6' away (small D hook on the floor?) so I could ratchet strap it in.
I can not get to the master bedroom when the slide is in to ratchet it in, hallway is in the way, it would have to be pushed in ... this slide is 11ft long and has the wardrobe and queen bed in it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:15 PM   #55
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when I did my insp hrs before we signed the paperwork, the 1 motor failed, then I heard they all ready replaced the controller a few days earlier, they (dealer) said they got higher amp motors from lippert and I have not had a problem since. I can get to one easy enough with the slide in but not the other, and when the slide is out it is just too high without a ladder and the bottom of the slide is at 6ft so we would have to push really hard with our hands above our heads. it seems even the 200k class c are getting this system because my boss just pulled up friday with a new Ghost super c and it has it..

The locking screw that holds the motor in is on the 'outside' of the unit. The motor is seen by pulling back the rubber seals from the inside (and outside) but it is impossible to get the motor out unless the screw on the outside (slide must be out a little) is removed. Makes a sailor proud with all of the choice words that I have used at this motor/slide system....

And...And.... the rails must be perfectly clean or the slide will jump and buck and sometimes not even move if a spec of dirt gets in the gears/rail.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:28 PM   #56
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I can not get to the master bedroom when the slide is in to ratchet it in, hallway is in the way, it would have to be pushed in ... this slide is 11ft long and has the wardrobe and queen bed in it.
And the slide completely closes the hallway off when it is in?
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Back on topic here...

Let's look at this issue from the RV dealer viewpoint (not that I really want to defend them). If they do warranty work, then they are not collecting payment for the parts and labor from the customer. Instead they have to be reimbursed by the manufacturer. This probably takes time and may even require an audit by the mfr to see if the warrantied work was necessary. Bottom line is that the repairing dealer is out labor dollars and lost parts inventory while waiting for reimbursement. I know this is applicable to the dealer who also sold the unit, but it does explain a little why other dealers may not be willing to take on the repair.
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Most will not touch the unit until they get the parts. What I would really like is if the Mfg. Would sell me the parts I need to repair the rv myself even after the warranty period.
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Back on topic here...

Let's look at this issue from the RV dealer viewpoint (not that I really want to defend them). If they do warranty work, then they are not collecting payment for the parts and labor from the customer. Instead they have to be reimbursed by the manufacturer. This probably takes time and may even require an audit by the mfr to see if the warrantied work was necessary. Bottom line is that the repairing dealer is out labor dollars and lost parts inventory while waiting for reimbursement. I know this is applicable to the dealer who also sold the unit, but it does explain a little why other dealers may not be willing to take on the repair.
Doubtful on lost parts inventory as they always use the excuse that they have to order the parts. The main reason is probably they can't pad the labor charge.
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And the slide completely closes the hallway off when it is in?
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