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Old 09-14-2014, 11:13 AM   #101
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We have to join the crowd with a broken tooth on the motor that moves our bedroom in and out. Tomorrow, bright and early we will be calling FR and lighting the fire to get our dealership moving for a fix. Glad we read this series of comments about this issue and will get it fixed before I have to push it in and out like I did when we were 500 miles from home. We bought our MH last Dec 2013.
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:40 AM   #102
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Well, this is a club I was hoping not to join. Yesterday I traveled from San Diego to the Rio Bend RV Resort in El Centro and when I went to extend the main slide it went out one inch and then stopped and started making this hellacious noise. I looked in the park brochure and found a mobile service place and called the guy (who answered on a Sunday). He's coming out this morning to see what he can do.

I'll post again when I find out what's going on.

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Old 09-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #103
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I hope Forest River will awake and change this gearbox to take out these slides out.

This gear box is realy too weak for this big job.

Better dont forget to close the door of your wardrobe or the doors over your bed because you will be in big trouble.

Very poor design for these items.

Good luck
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:21 PM   #104
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Thanks. The guys are here now, but it's really hard for them to reach the motor with the slide in... and I never received the 'flexible shaft' you need to manually extend the slide.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:31 PM   #105
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I added extra catches on the doors over the bed as they kept opening up going down the road and solved that problem
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:01 PM   #106
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I dont think there have been a lot of main slides breaking. Most i believe are bedroom slides.

BarbaraG did they try pushing the slide out while you operate the button? This worked for me for 2 weeks of traveling until i could get it to the dealer. It was no fun but at least it worked. Just wondering because the usual bedroom failure leaves one able to still use them, just gotta assist it over the broken gear tooth.

If this wasnt possible with yours than it may be something else.

Keep us updated.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:03 PM   #107
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Yeah, thanks for the suggestion, but we tried that. I'll keep everyone posted on what the problem is.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #108
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So, it appears the problem with my main slide is the gearbox. The RV service people are working on ordering one.

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Old 09-30-2014, 01:15 PM   #109
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More on slide issues

BarbaraG, I think we met at a boot camp in Congress about a year ago. We have joined the bedroom slide trouble also. I was able to push the bedroom slide enough while my wife did the button control and relieved the tension on the bead boards as the folded and unfolded. Mr. Travis Bird at Forest River was very helpful in getting new motors and gear boxes to our dealer so they could be replaced in our 25DS. I think I will look into the hing placement for the over the bed cupboards. Safe Travel, Bob and Linda Smith, Prescott, AZ
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Old 09-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #110
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Bob and Linda,

Yes, we did meet at boot camp in Congress. My problem is with the main slide, though the bed slide has been making scary noises lately and I think I'll have the guys check it as well. Thanks for the contact info.

Safe travels to you as well.

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