My gear box went out and I am not under warranty. The dealer replaced it but I started to look at spare parts/long term solutions. Here is what I found.
1.) All the gear boxes come from china, imported by Norco Industries (no surprise I guess) - Welcome to Norco Industries, Inc.
2.) The slide out mechanicals are sold as a kit called Accu Side by BAL RV Products Group
BAL - Innovative Products for the RV Industry
The web site has pretty good information to include a complete parts list (I think). Take a look at the designer guide, installation guide and the service manual pdfs. There is also a training video on how to replace the cable.
Here is a list of Motor/gear box parts (previously listed). The parts list implies you can order the entire kit or individual parts. I am going to try to order just the gear box so I have a complete spare.
Here is a list of slide out parts:
3.) Norco provided a product availability bulletin that identifies 5 distributors (have not tried them yet)
4.) I was reviewing the slide out parts and noticed Accu Track offers a motor controller that is designed to keep users from burning out the motor or breaking the gear box. The controller is Accu Track part# 22303 which is really Kinetek part# KCCA0005
The controller monitors amperage specifically so you don't break the motor/gearbox and it is adjustable. It would seem this is exactly what we need.
So does anyone know if FR uses the motor controller and if not why not? If FR does use the controller, then where is it? I would think we can reduce the set point to keep things from breaking.
If there is not a motor controller then I am going to order one, it does not look to complicated to wire in.