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Old 07-05-2016, 06:25 AM   #11
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How can I reach Joshua Cavity? We have the same problem. Ours is 2015 3050S. This is 3rd time the slide out won't go out. It has been in the repair shop for almost 2 months. So we are not traveling at all this summer. We are being given a big run around and would like to talk to Forest River.
That really Sucks !!!
I have read stories like this before,,, folks loosing the whole summer because of a break-down !!!
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:47 AM   #12
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Your 3100 SS has an entirely different mechanical operation than a 3050 or 3051 (full wall slide) so you can eliminate those suggestions. Yours has one motor that drives a long shaft that turns two gears on each end.
You can look under the dinette table and see the motor and what may or may not be turning.
I have the same rig (3100SS) and will be interested in hearing what the malfunction was with your slide. Please report back. Thanks.
If you look under the "Sunseeker" section in the Motorhome section, you will see another reference to the 3100 slide out with a link to the Lippert manual.
Sorry to hear about all of the problems with the 3050/3051 models; precisely why we choose the 3100 over the 3050/3051.
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Old 07-06-2016, 03:06 PM   #13
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I would also be interested in hearing about your findings. I have a '13 3100SS and have been noticing some peculiar slide noises. On a recent one week trip of 2000 miles we noticed metal shavings appearing under the very front of the couch near the drivers seat. Looking under the couch revealed nothing. I do not know where these are coming from.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:45 AM   #14
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I would also be interested in hearing about your findings. I have a '13 3100SS and have been noticing some peculiar slide noises. On a recent one week trip of 2000 miles we noticed metal shavings appearing under the very front of the couch near the drivers seat. Looking under the couch revealed nothing. I do not know where these are coming from.
Have you been properly lubing your slides ???
If not you can search how to lub them on Youtube !!!
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:40 AM   #15
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Don't mean to hijack this thread but the info may be pertinent to others. I have investigated the shavings found on the floor. They are always located at the front edge of the couch near the driver's seat. Took off the front couch panel and with a good light looked at the slide rack and pinion parts. There is no visible indication of anything rubbing or for that matter any shavings present anywhere near the assembly. I have lubed the slides when extended with silicone spray as instructed by the tech at the rv shop. Thoroughly cleaned under the dinette and couch and will keep an ey on it the next trip which won't be until Sept.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:02 AM   #16
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I have a 2013 sunseeker 31ft the slide out is open and I can not bring it back in. the motor runs but slider will not retract ,can I manuly push it in if some one holds power switch to in position while I push from out side .what could be the problem with it .and where is motor and gears located at I would appreciate any help I could get thank you.
Did you find out what the malfunction was?

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Have you been properly lubing your slides ???
If not you can search how to lub them on Youtube !!!
What is the recommended lubing procedure (in brief) ?

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. I have lubed the slides when extended with silicone spray as instructed by the tech at the rv shop. Thoroughly cleaned under the dinette and couch and will keep an ey on it the next trip which won't be until Sept.
Did you just spray silicone lubricant on the rail teeth when the slide was extended? Did you notice any difference in operation?
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:26 AM   #17
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I just read this in the Lippert Operating Manual so now I am conflicted.

The Lippert Slide-out System has been static tested to over 4,000 continuous cycles without any noticeable wear to rotating or sliding parts. It is recommended that when operating in harsh environments (road salt, ice build up, etc.) the moving parts be kept clean. They can be washed with mild soap and water. No grease or lubrication is necessary and in some situations may be detrimental to the environment and long term dependability of the system.
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Hey all, if you go to YouTube and search for Lippert Schwintek you can watch several vids and learn a bunch about that system.
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More info. I spoke to Lippert Tech services this week and learned that in my case with the '13 3100SS the drive motor which is located under the dinette floor but above the deck in a three inch space can be manually run out/in. The tech said that the Rv came with a crank mechanism (not so in my case) that can be attached to the drive end of the motor to facilitate the cranking of the slide. He stated that a typical 3/4 inch socket will fit over the drive end of the shaft and with the use of a ratchet may be operated.
That being said, in my case there is not enough room to get between the bathroom wall and the dinette back to insert an extension and ratchet so he suggested that it be driven from the other end which of course is not set up or designed to use a 3/4 inch socket. The other end consists of what appears to be a 1/2 or 3/4 inch round shaft with a pin inserted in it. Will have to make a special socket to fit over that and with a long extension I may be able to get to it from behind the drivers seat. He further stated that there is no controller involved in this set up and that power does not have to be turned off prior to attempting this action.
I neglected to ask what keeps the slide locked in place when it is in and one is driving down the road since there is no power lock like in the Swintech design.
When asked how to replace the motor in the 3100SS design he had no idea. It would not be an easy or inexpensive proposition for sure.
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