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Old 11-15-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Faulty Slide Outs

Has anyone else had problems with the slide outs on their FR3? Our gear boxes have broken two times on each of our slide outs. Yup, 4 broken gear boxes in 3 years!
We purchased our FR3 new. It's a 2014, 30 footer.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. You may find by using the search box at the upper right of the page you'll find the answer to your questions, narrow your search to your type of rig.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:11 AM   #3
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We have a 2014 25ds that has been through 2 bedroom 1 main slide gearbox (same part). The first time it was without warning and covered. Dealer said it was due to improper cables adjustment. Next 2 were due to obstructions (my fault). Since replacing them myself and learning how....no more trouble. i keep the cables adjusted properly they work well. If you search you can easily find the accuslide training videos.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:23 AM   #4
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To answer your question, yes. Mine is going in the shop (warranty) for the bed room slide binding when its being extended.
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:46 AM   #5
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I've wondered myself over the years if its just faulty adjustment from the factory/dealership techs. If they adjust the cables too tight, I'm sure that puts way more pre-load on the motors, ultimately wearing them out.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:06 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your replies! We'll do some searching for accuslide training videos and learn how to adjust the cables.
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Old 11-17-2017, 04:07 AM   #7
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Just took my 2017 Forrester in to have the rear bedroom slide fixed. One side stopped responding and I got a red fault line on my wall controller. They are ordering a new motor. Grrrrr. Only had the RV for 6 months. Seems like this is a common problem
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Old 11-22-2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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Yes we had the bedroom slide replaced.
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:06 PM   #9
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Yes we had the bedroom slide replaced.
THE WHOLE SLIDE REPLACED!?!
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Old 11-25-2017, 12:36 PM   #10
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Post One possible reason for slideout issues

Just wanted to provide one tidbit of data that might help someone. Right after we brought home our 30DS, and showed it off to our friends & neighbors, our living room slide gear broke. We were told that it happened because we extended the slides while parked in our sloped driveway, and that we should never extend the slides when we're not level.
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