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Old 06-07-2016, 11:04 PM   #1
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Gears out of alignment

Our slide out qlwas hitting something and so I was able to isolate the problem. Here's is a pic with the issue circled. Basically the gear is out of aligment and needs to be realigned. Anybody know how to do this?

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Old 06-08-2016, 09:23 AM   #2
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It would help a lot to know what model slide that is. Or at least which RV you have.

However, It looks like a sofa slide. If it is, then that spur gear is held onto the shaft with set screw and square key. You can loosen the set screw and slide the gear over to mate with the rack teeth and retighten the set screw.

Here's the website for the slide, but it doesn't tell you much.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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It's a 2011 forrest river sunseeker and it is a sofa slide out. The problem is access. The teeth are out of alignment and you can easily slide them back in without lifting the front of the slideout

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Old 06-08-2016, 10:08 AM   #4
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Block it up and take the welded plate assy out for access to the gear.
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thought about that

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Old 06-08-2016, 10:59 AM   #6
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I also thought about trying to take out the upper cam followers on both sides and pry it up enough to slip the gear back in

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:27 AM   #7
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Since you say that the gear will easily slide back in place, you also may be able to manually turn the gear to where you can get a hex wrench in the set screw and tighten it down. Even if you have to use some kind of an extension tube on the wrench. Or even a small ratchet with a hex adapter.
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:32 PM   #8
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Looks like a "rack & pinion" drive. I remember with our
Jayco Eagle the mfg'r said when extending or retracting the slide make sure you run it all the way and listen for the loud clicking sound. That sound is the gear skipping over the track at the end of travel. This is normal and it also realigns the drive gears with the track.

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Old 06-08-2016, 03:59 PM   #9
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That's easy to try so I'll try it. Wouldn't that be great if it worked.

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Old 06-08-2016, 04:52 PM   #10
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I believe you have the Lippert Above Floor Slide out and the crown gear has moved on the shaft. It doesn't show in the blow up, but there may be an allen wrench screw holding it in place.
http://www.lci1.com/assets/content/s...ly_Webpage.pdf
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