Originally Posted by c0nnd0r
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.