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Old 09-21-2017, 01:44 PM   #1
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Living Room Slide Out

We are on our last trip of the year and unfortunately our big slide out stopped working. We had a guy come out and look at it and it looks like we will have to wait until we get home to get it fixed. It's a bummer, but we are not going to let it spoil our trip. Has this happened to anyone else? When we try to put it out it sounds like a jack hammer. Guy said he is sure the motor needs replacing.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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If you take off the overhead trim (~4" x 10ft), you'll see the motor there. With your delivery packet that you got with the RV, there should've been a flexible cable about 12" long that will fit into the back of the motor and into a cordless/corded drill. This will allow you to move the slide in/out on a temp basis. At least you'll get home. There is a plastic gear that strips out from time to time and is probably what happened.
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:23 PM   #3
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When mine have done this i was unable to use the tool to move the slide due to the broken gear. I just carry a spare now. So it probably never happens again.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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We are on our last trip of the year and unfortunately our big slide out stopped working. We had a guy come out and look at it and it looks like we will have to wait until we get home to get it fixed. It's a bummer, but we are not going to let it spoil our trip. Has this happened to anyone else? When we try to put it out it sounds like a jack hammer. Guy said he is sure the motor needs replacing.
Our gear drive on our 2014 30DS went out on our last trip. Same thing, noisy gears. We were lucky to get a mobile repair to come to our campsite, order the part and repaired the next day. Be sure whoever replaces the motor takes the part# off the gear/motor in your rig to ensure the correct one gets ordered. Usually it's just the gear box that needs to be replaced but I had the whole motor/gearbox ordered. Now I have an extra motor, just in case.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:53 PM   #5
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I also had the living room slide gear box recently go out on me (2016 FR3 32DS). The flex tool does not work when it's the gear box that's bad. I had a mobile tech come out to diagnose and then I ordered the part myself online here RV Supplies, RV Accessories, RV Parts, Camper Parts, 5th Wheel Hitch
It took 2 days to arrive and the tech replaced it.
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