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Old 06-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #21
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I wasn't willing to take that chance. So I closed the living room slide and finished the trip without extending it again. It is now at the dealer waiting for a new slide transmission.
Me too. Take no chances.
We have had the slide break twice. Both times we were able to use the switch to bring the slide in. Both times we were on vacation over a 1000 miles from home. Both times we lived for two weeks with slide in while waiting for a dealer to even look at it.
First time was still under warranty and Forest River paid for new motors and gears on both slides. Second time cables just needed adjusting. We paid over $600 for dealer to diagnose and fix problem.
We never put out slides unless we are really level. We only put them out if plugged into RV park power. We try to minimize work of motor by taking them smoothly all the way out or all the way in and not holding down the switch after they are out or in.
I wish I knew how to prevent these things from happening. Is there maintenance or lubrication I should do? My local dealer seems clueless.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:28 PM   #22
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Does anyone know the part number of the motor used in the slides? I think I'd like to order and have a spare.

Also has anyone taken a photo of the living room or bedroom slides with the trim boards removed? I'd like to know where the motor (s) are located. I suspect for the living room the drive motor is mounted top center on the slide itself. Is it one motor or two?

Im guessing that the bedroom motor must be up in the top corner of the cabinet?

Any pics would be excellent.
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Thanks for the free tech support! That cover off pic doesn't look easy to get to with the slide in. Are there two motors for the dining room? Or is that extra hole just for cable adjustment? so installing the motor and cables with the slide out would give you access overhead, but What would hold the slide in place if it's outside and the cables aren't yet attached?

Yikes. Looks a lot more difficult than the Accuslide cable replacement video on You Tube.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:51 AM   #27
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Only one motor. You can't get the wooden cover off with the slide in unless you have very long arms. But, the slide must be supported before you loosen anything.

I learned the hard way. It will fall like a dresser drawer. Two strong young men helped lift it and push it back in. I

I don't advise DYI unless you have appropriate jacks to hold it in place.


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Agreed. Not a DY job. But as most of the delay will be in waiting for parts, having a spare with me might be worth the investment. ! Then the only problem would be finding a service tech who is experienced in installing it.

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As i was pulling my slide in about a week ago, it momentarily stopped and then continued on but with a rhythmic noise. It caught the molding on the ceiling and pulled it down. Waiting for Camping World to get info from forest River.
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New living room slide transmission did the trick. Very happy with warranty work from Reines RV In Ashland VA. 8 calendar days from diagnosis to being repaired and ready for pick up.
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