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Old 07-29-2015, 01:37 PM   #21
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Sorry to disagree, but they loosen and then slip. They are bolts and not nuts. If you torque them down too much you will strip the soft aluminum gear housing.

For reference, see the prior post:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f112/bed-slide-problem-51205.html

I just had the problem for the third time while on a trip. I raised the motor tightened up the bolts with blue Loctite and upon getting back over 1,400 miles it was okay, but I noted the top two bolts where looser then when I left them.

Just yesterday, I decided to support the motor and gear housing as Silver did on 03/06/2015 (see prior post). Instead of the fancy support, I used a block of wood with some shims (see attached photos). Will have to see if that works! I also cut off part of the bed's shroud-cover to make getting to the mechanism a lot more easy.

Here is my theory (which may be all wet): The designers of a lot of things for the RV may have done a good job for stationary, non moving operation. However, they didn't take into account operation with a lot of vibration and external forces. The bed's drive gear doesn't decide on its own to come down. I feel that when driving down the road at 60 mph (or so), hitting bumps after bumps, the cantilevered gearhead and motor is yanking like a pry bar up and down on the four bolts. Since the bolt threads are course and not fine, this constant up and down motion cause the bolts to walk out - IMHO.

Well, here is my fix, which still needs to be proven:
Another thing is that that SMALL pinion gear is moving a LOT of weight; this would be aggravated if the slide is not perfectly adjusted or is binding in some way.

If either of these is a factor, then somethings gotta give (as the old McGuire Sisters song goes); and the weakest link will be what will gives.

It actually may need a complete new mechanism that is a lot "beefier" than what FR uses.

This is definitely the worst problem of all that I've experienced since I got the coach.


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Old 07-29-2015, 01:43 PM   #22
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Ok what am I missing here. If I click on the link I don't see anything about fixing the bed only about the founder of the FR forum.


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Don't know, but here is the link again. I just tried it and it worked fine.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...m-51205-3.html

The "design" I posted is on the 4th page of that thread.

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Old 07-29-2015, 02:01 PM   #23
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Boowhoo, yes, now I remember your mod. Have you installed it and does it work?
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:09 PM   #24
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Boowhoo, yes, now I remember your mod. Have you installed it and does it work?
Hank:

Have NOT installed yet...... But next time it "thunks" it'll be done the same day.

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Old 07-29-2015, 03:11 PM   #25
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Near your bed, there should be a slot to insert a quarter. After inserting, the bed then vibrates for you and your significant other.

And then you wouldn't give a damn about the slide not working correctly.




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Old 07-29-2015, 03:29 PM   #26
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Don't know, but here is the link again. I just tried it and it worked fine.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...m-51205-3.html

The "design" I posted is on the 4th page of that thread.

HTH

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Well that was really weird If I attempted to open link from my I Phone it would send me to the Wizard of Oz but opening it from my lap top worked perfectly. Thanks
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Old 07-29-2015, 04:52 PM   #27
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:51 PM   #29
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Does anyone know the manufacturer or have a literature reference for the Bed Slide? Sorry for bringing this old dog up,
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Old 08-20-2015, 11:24 AM   #30
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gazinta gazonta You say potato, I say........ aw, never mind.

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Does anyone know the manufacturer or have a literature reference for the Bed Slide? Sorry for bringing this old dog up,
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Tom; I am not looking to buy, but get the manufacturer's name. I suppose at last resort, I can twist Andy's arm to give me that. Thanks' for your reply. Hank
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Hank,
He should be able to tell you the manufacturer with out having to buy. He is helpful and very easy to deal with.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:19 PM   #34
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I have dealt with Andy and yes he is very nice. I will do what you suggest. Thanks' again and let's put the Bed thread to bed (no pun intended - Ha)
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