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Old 03-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #11
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I'm going to guess they are talking about the broken bolt on the left side of the motor. The bolt holding the square tubing on. In the picture it looks like the head of the bolt is lower that it should be. A sheared bolt just means that the strain put on the bolt has caused it to break. Hope this is right and helps you.
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:14 PM   #12
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Bwinters - the sheared bolt is on the Rockwood06 unit.

Rockwood06 - I had multiple sheared bolts on my unit over the past two years. If you don't fix it, the slide will rack and jam, then break teeth on the pinion...I learned the hard way - 4 trips to the dealer in a year. I then spent $600 to get it fixed somewhere else and battled with Rockwood to get it covered under warranty.

I tried B8 grade, aircraft bolts and many others. One that works best is straight stainless steel bolts from Home Depot and make sure that they have no play in them at all. Check them all as it is a common problem according to the Camperland service department near me that finally got the thing right. Good luck!
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:56 PM   #13
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Sheared Bolt is never good. How old is this camper and does this happen often?
The camper is a 2006 and I bought it new and this is the first time this has happen. Just last year before the season started I had it in the shop to have the slide out align. The slide out shifted more to the rear of the camper then it dropped down on one side, I found this during my Spring time inspection and how I notice this was that I was looking under the slide out just for GP and noticed that there was a score mark on the out side bottom of the slide out on one side. Last year the slide out was open and closed 4 times during the entire Summer.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #14
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Bwinters - the sheared bolt is on the Rockwood06 unit.

Rockwood06 - I had multiple sheared bolts on my unit over the past two years. If you don't fix it, the slide will rack and jam, then break teeth on the pinion...I learned the hard way - 4 trips to the dealer in a year. I then spent $600 to get it fixed somewhere else and battled with Rockwood to get it covered under warranty.

I tried B8 grade, aircraft bolts and many others. One that works best is straight stainless steel bolts from Home Depot and make sure that they have no play in them at all. Check them all as it is a common problem according to the Camperland service department near me that finally got the thing right. Good luck!
Thanks for your input, this problem will be taken care of tomorrow when I get home from work and thanks to Chevy02 for picking up on this. What a great group we have here.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:18 PM   #15
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Rockwood06 - slide out dropping down on one side is the exact issue I had when I started having problems. If you only cycled it 4 times, likely you have not seen enough for the problems I mentioned...I was up to 20-30 cycles. Inspect your pinions closely for any teeth scoring or cracking. After you change the bolts, cycle it 8-10 times at least. The camperland tech mentioned that the rack was not fully square when it was mounted at the factory...off by about 3 or four degrees which causes uneven loading on the pinion teeth and stresses the shaft connection to the motor.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:37 PM   #16
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As mention before I am going to get a stainless steel bolt and check out the alignement this will give me a better Idea. Thanks for your help and suggestions..... Just one more thing to add to the list.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #17
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Rockwood06 The only reason i noticed it was cause i have changed mine several time and this is what i look for when checking the bolts thats what it looks like i finally put in hardened bolts so far so good.You owe me nothing just glad i could be of assistant
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