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Old 08-04-2014, 12:25 PM   #11
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Really glad to hear your slideout working again. There is a plug-in electrical connector right beside the motor that may be loose but doubt if a bang on the wall would fix it - more likely the opposite, it would fall out. Perhaps the gearbox was "jammed" (mine was seized, I think, from water ingress during winter storage when Ontario had the worst winter in recent history) and the thump freed it. Have the dealer check for signs of rusting around the motor gearbox.

I should clarify, I really like my Lacrosse and have had new trailers before and none are trouble-free - it's just the nature of the industry. They are very light on manufacturing documentation and it seems too much is left up to the individual building the trailer. However, once the initial bugs are out, I've usually had a good experience.


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Old 08-19-2014, 04:26 AM   #12
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Thanks to all who posted info in this thread. I've got a Tracer with a kitchen slide that's not retracting snugly. The lower edge is staying out about an inch. I've got service scheduled and even the tech said over the phone the motor likely at the end of its life and needs replaced. That said I'm braving a trip before the service call. Maybe not the smartest move but with this info I feel I can make a valiant effort at making it home should the worst occur.


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Old 08-19-2014, 04:41 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by shooterguy71 View Post
I got my slide out to go "out" yesterday. All I did was bang my fist against the wall near the motor. I'm not sure if I have a short or something going on in the motor. I will need to get it checked out when I get back to Georgia.

Thanks for all the comments and assistance.
Sound like the moulded barnes is bad, had this happen twice. The femalconenctor has rubber flashing from the moulding process inside. Cleaned the rubber out with a drill bit used as a scrapper. Worked fine after. I did this after the harness was replaced, new one was still bad. Also treated the connector to de-oxit also known as Cramaleon. A contact cleaner that stays put.

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