Non-functional slide on 233S
I picked up a new 233s on Saturday. We were very excited, and immediately opened it up and tried it out. We have three kids and slept out overnight (even though it dropped down to 30 degrees!). Over the next few days, my wife was showing it off to some friends, and opened and closed the slideout 3-4 times with no problem. On Monday (2 days after we brought it home) she went to slide it in to close up the trailer, and the mechanism just cycled without moving the slider. We confirmed it is not a battery or power issue - it just won't move. We called Forest River's roadside assistence, and they helped manually retracting it, but said it seems the gear is ground down. Now we have to drive 50 miles to get it repaired, and the repair place is suggesting it was caused by overdriving the slider when it was already closed.
My question is - has any body else experienced a similar problem? Isn't there a clutch to stop the motor from engaging once it reaches the proper position? I admit, it isn't possible to stop it while opening until you hear the motor change sounds, but I would think this is designed for.