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Old 06-23-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Is slide out gear bad?

On one of my slides the gear pack by the hyd cylinder will jump or skip 3 or four times each way allowing the slide to get out time. Have had tech adjust and I just did it too.

There are no broken teeth on gear or rail and the slide moves freely. I watched while DW worked the switch. It doesn't do it at the same spot. Normally 6" to 1' from where the slide sets on in and out.

Thinking about buying another gear pack to see if it would fix it. Just thought if anyone had any ideas. It's a 2010 silverback 29RE.
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Old 06-23-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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You could take the gear pack off and check it out before you order another. Pretty easy job but you do need to jack up the slide just enough to take the pressure off the gear pack so you can remove the two bolts holding it. While you have it off count the teeth, should you ever need one you will need to know the number of teeth on the gear, they have several with different counts. About a 15 minute job, 20 if you put the gear pack right back on. Be sure all is lubed up well.
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This may not be a gear pack. There is a shear pin that connects the two sides of the slide to keep it in time. If a shear bolt breaks, it may be that rust and the broken stub could be the only things holding the two racks in time.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:18 AM   #4
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Herk is correct, could be a shear pin, there is one at each gear pack. One will have to be removed anyway when and if you pull a gear pack. The head of the shear pin can be twisted with a wrench to see if it is solid thru the shaft, ck both.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:24 AM   #5
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No broke gears or teeth on the rail. Swapped the gear packs to just check if there is any wear.

It still jumps when the slide is 6" to 12" from the wall. Noticed the tubing is rising up in that time as the slide is getting in the camper. The top part has a bow in it that the other does not.

Would a strap of metal to strengthen the tubing work. This is the first camper I had with slides. Click image for larger version

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The opposing slide with no issues.

I have timed the slide with RV tech but they didn't stay very long and once the slide start out far enough the weight of the slide keeps it in the gears fine. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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Is your slideout overloaded?

Mine will do that when I put too much wine in the dinette.
It can be a lot of weight to lift.
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It the kitchen side on a 29 RE. The cabinets above the recliners are pretty much empty. Kids put their things in when there. The one by the stove has spices. Frig is normal most beer kept outside in ice chest.

I think one of the back door cabinet was open when I first had the trouble. Rookie not knowing to check and see if they were open. Do now. Believe this is some damage from that.

Got some flat bar from work out of scrap and see if I can make something to not allow it to flex up.

Seen some great ideas and mods on the forum.


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It the kitchen side on a 29 RE. The cabinets above the recliners are pretty much empty. Kids put their things in when there. The one by the stove has spices. Frig is normal most beer kept outside in ice chest.

I think one of the back door cabinet was open when I first had the trouble. Rookie not knowing to check and see if they were open. Do now. Believe this is some damage from that.

Got some flat bar from work out of scrap and see if I can make something to not allow it to flex up.

Seen some great ideas and mods on the forum.


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I wish I knew more about slide outs, but yes, it is possible the slide mechanism could have been damaged. Was the door damaged?

Here is are some manuals that may help.
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No broke gears or teeth on the rail. Swapped the gear packs to just check if there is any wear.

It still jumps when the slide is 6" to 12" from the wall. Noticed the tubing is rising up in that time as the slide is getting in the camper. The top part has a bow in it that the other does not.

Would a strap of metal to strengthen the tubing work. This is the first camper I had with slides. Attachment 56550

The is the problem slide.

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The opposing slide with no issues.

I have timed the slide with RV tech but they didn't stay very long and once the slide start out far enough the weight of the slide keeps it in the gears fine. Any suggestions? Thanks.


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If you are asking about the outside tube you can reinforce it by wrapping a band around the edge and then weld it.

It would be like this.
If you note the edge of the hitch in beefed up with welded steel to keep it from splitting or bending

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Yes the hinges on the cabinet door were broke. Was thinking like ford Idaho was showing. Thanks for the input


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