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Old 07-28-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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bend bracket that holds motor and drive shaft

New to this forum, and have been looking for information. Cannot seem to find exactly what I need. I just purchased a Forest River Flagstaff 831 BHDS 2012. Went camping this weekend. When I returned home the bunkhouse slide would not extend, just clicking. Upon further examination, I found that the bracket that holds the drive shaft and motor was bent. I think I can fix this, just wondered what caused it. Is there a stop that is maladjusted that caused the motor to pull in farther that it should, bending the mounting bracket?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-28-2015, 01:37 PM   #2
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Fixing it would be easy, you really do need to replace it or at the very least reinforce it with some harder or thicker metal.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:44 PM   #3
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I was planning on replacing the two piece bracket that holds the motor to the lower bracket. How would I replace the lower bracket, as it is welded to the long beam? Cut it off and weld a new one one? Could I flatten it out and just bolt another bracket on to it putting more bolts in to hold them both together?
Also still don't know what caused it?
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Cheap low grade metal is the cause.
If it were me I would look at removing the whole metal bracket and have a local metal shop replicate it.

If you can get it straight enough then reinforce it with some good steel.
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ok, thanks.
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ok, thanks.
Might be better to have it repaired under warranty otherwise whatever repair you enact, it's on you from then on.
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Not under warranty. 2012 second owner.
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