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Old 11-10-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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Black plastic drag chain cable carrier on slide out

Hi all,
My black plastic drag chain cable carrier at the left side bottom of my 2018 FR3 30DS motorhome dining slide out has started to kink when I operate the slide out. It looks like it has a guide in the back and tucks into a space behind the toilet.
Has anyone experienced this problem. I have to use a broom handle to guide it into the slot.
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:12 PM   #2
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It's called energy chain and a link probably twisted.
Since it's a 2018 model, is it under warranty?
If so, I'd go ahead and get them to fix it. It will get worse over time.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Bama,
It takes forever to get warranty work done. I was hoping someone has done their own repair or replace or if there is a video on how to do it. I have good repair skills.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thanks Bama,
It takes forever to get warranty work done. I was hoping someone has done their own repair or replace or if there is a video on how to do it. I have good repair skills.
Ron
If still under warranty, you can use an independent RV shop or mobile RV tech. You just have to get pre-approval from FR and be willing to be reimbursed.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:55 PM   #5
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Thanks Bikendan,
The energy chains seem to be cheap and I like hands on repairs if I can get to it. It is in a small 6" space between the dinnette and bathroom wall.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:56 PM   #6
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Those chains are easy to repair, but you have to remove all the wiring, hoses, etc. in it because I don't think they use hinged models.

In order to find parts, look on the chain for a part number or measure it and search the internet for it, and you should find what you need.
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Old 11-13-2018, 07:12 AM   #7
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Mine started coming apart and I used Gorilla Tape as a temporary fix last Spring. The "fix" still is in perfect order. I suspect it will last quite a bit longer. If not, I have more tape.

I just wrapped it tightly around the deformed links. My repair was the outbound six inches of chain.

I assumed that replacing the chain required some major effort. If that is incorrect then, I may need to reconsider my temporary fix and do it with new parts.
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