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Old 05-05-2016, 05:17 AM   #1
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Slide out quit

So many questions regarding slide outs but easier to just ask.
slide out will not move. There is a grinding noise as if the motor is trying to move the slide out but no movement. Same motor noise when slide all way in and you go to far. Not even sure if it has a manual way to slide out. Out of town working, wife was telling me about it. Going home this weekend to look. Thanks
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:58 AM   #2
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RV model number helps a lot. We don't know if it hydraulic or electric; schwintek, LCI, venture, etc. If it has one motor or two, etc., etc..

Since it's making a grinding noise it's probably the gearbox, but could be a pinion or rack gear. Hard to say without knowing a little more about it.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:15 AM   #3
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Thanks, I just know it is a chaparral Lite. Will be home this weekend to get more info.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:26 AM   #4
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So many questions regarding slide outs but easier to just ask.
slide out will not move. There is a grinding noise as if the motor is trying to move the slide out but no movement. Same motor noise when slide all way in and you go to far. Not even sure if it has a manual way to slide out. Out of town working, wife was telling me about it. Going home this weekend to look. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2016, 02:13 AM   #5
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Thanks will do.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:20 PM   #6
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Also could be a rock or pebble stuck somewhere in the tracks or underneath the floor. Or something obstructing movement causing the motors to grind - you know, a kid's toy or a dog bone.


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Old 05-06-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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Is it out or in right now? If it's out, push on it hard and then try again. It may have gone too far. I've seen that happen before.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:27 AM   #8
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Removed the belly and found that the 2 brackets holding the slide motor was bent. There are 2 tits that stick out of the motor slide that the brackets hold on too, well 1 of the tit had broken off which tells me the wife or daughter is holding the in/out button too long. Once I hand held the motor slide bar the slide worked in/out without issues. So now I bent the brackets back and have to find a welder to weld the little tit back on the motor slide bar--I guess that is how you would describe it. Out of town this week working so will have to check if it is metal vs aluminum.
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Removed the belly and found that the 2 brackets holding the slide motor was bent. There are 2 tits that stick out of the motor slide that the brackets hold on too, well 1 of the tit had broken off which tells me the wife or daughter is holding the in/out button too long. Once I hand held the motor slide bar the slide worked in/out without issues. So now I bent the brackets back and have to find a welder to weld the little tit back on the motor slide bar--I guess that is how you would describe it. Out of town this week working so will have to check if it is metal vs aluminum.

Typically the instructions say to hold the button for 2-3 seconds after opening or closing when there are full motors to keep them in sync. Not sure if you have duals.


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Shouldn't there be a limit switch to protect from over extension or retract?
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