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Old 04-09-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
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Slide Out - Serious - Do we have alternative options to fix?

Slide Out issue!!! We have a 2014 25DS and slide is “in” where there is literally 10 inches from ceiling to the top of the slide out to work on it. My kid was able to take off the crown molding to expose the motor and gear box. The gear box is the issue as the shaft or a gear is stripped. How am I able to pull the slide out and expand it in order to work on the gear box?

Is there a secondary option for us owners to handle these issues while rving? Other manufacturers have options like a manual crank. Do we have something like that?

This RV issue seems like a HUGE design flaw where I am questioning to keep the RV due to the lack of piece of mind if this happens again when I am vacationing. Help and feedback is appreciated.
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Old 04-09-2019, 11:44 PM   #2
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Unless it's a Schwintek slideout, it should have a way to manually crank out the slide.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:40 AM   #3
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Slide Out issue!!! We have a 2014 25DS and slide is “in” where there is literally 10 inches from ceiling to the top of the slide out to work on it. My kid was able to take off the crown molding to expose the motor and gear box. The gear box is the issue as the shaft or a gear is stripped. How am I able to pull the slide out and expand it in order to work on the gear box?

Is there a secondary option for us owners to handle these issues while rving? Other manufacturers have options like a manual crank. Do we have something like that?

This RV issue seems like a HUGE design flaw where I am questioning to keep the RV due to the lack of piece of mind if this happens again when I am vacationing. Help and feedback is appreciated.
This was my Slide story from last fall:
Stuck in my Driveway with a dead living room slide motor

It was a loose wire. I do not know if you have the same slide as me but you can follow the thread.
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I also show where to use the flex drive to manually open the slide. It will not work if the Gearbox is striped.

Another thead on Gearbox replacement.

Both threads are in the FR3 sub-forum.

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Chrisgarcia818,

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Slide Out issue!!! We have a 2014 25DS and slide is “in” where there is literally 10 inches from ceiling to the top of the slide out to work on it. My kid was able to take off the crown molding to expose the motor and gear box. The gear box is the issue as the shaft or a gear is stripped. How am I able to pull the slide out and expand it in order to work on the gear box?

Is there a secondary option for us owners to handle these issues while rving? Other manufacturers have options like a manual crank. Do we have something like that?

This RV issue seems like a HUGE design flaw where I am questioning to keep the RV due to the lack of piece of mind if this happens again when I am vacationing. Help and feedback is appreciated.
common problem . if the shaft or gear is stripped the little tool and drill driver won't work . need to pull off more molding unless you can loosen chains and get the chains off the gear then you can push the slide out some . mark the tension screws so you know where to re tighten to . push the slide back in and then tighten to your marks. go on u-tube and see how to adjust the cables just right
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:27 PM   #6
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I changed my wardrobe slide gearbox. Mine was gear/chain setup. Very easy to R&R the gearbox but be sure to mark the chain, otherwise you will spend time adjusting it. Don't use chalk to mark the chain, the chalk will dissolve into the oil, use a piece of wire or zip tie instead. Check Youtube there are a few videos that may help.
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