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Old 11-02-2020, 03:43 PM   #21
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All of this reminds me that I am growing old too soon and smart too late.
Likewise. It took me a year to figure that one out. <sigh>

I must have forgotten everything that the dealer did not teach me about that system.

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Just curious. The other Motorhomes you said you had. Did any of those have the Kitchen on the slide?
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Just curious. The other Motorhomes you said you had. Did any of those have the Kitchen on the slide?
For the Georgetown, it depends on the model as to whether and where the e-chain is used.

The 34H5 has the kitchen in the slide but does not use the e-chain. Instead the wiring and piping slide in a slot on the rear side. The sofa/dinette is the only one of the three slides we have that uses the e-chain.

The 36B5, I think, uses the e-chain on the sofa/dinette slide, which is behind the driver, and also on the bunk bed slide but not the main bed slide. Its kitchen is not in a slide.

At least some earlier Georgetown models used hydraulic slide mechanisms. Perhaps someone with an earlier model could say how their electrical is moved around.

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Old 11-04-2020, 02:54 PM   #24
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My 31L5 has the sofa/dinette slide behind the driver and uses the E-chain immediately behind the driver.


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Just curious. The other Motorhomes you said you had. Did any of those have the Kitchen on the slide?
My FR3 28DS has a kitchen stove on the slide. The e-chain is horizontal under the sink on the floor. Propane, 120v and 12v are inside the E-chain. The FR3 28DS kitchen slide is the same as the FR3 32DS.

Before I vacuumed the sawdust.
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I cut a 1/4" sureply panel to reinforce the cabinet bottom.
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These pictures were taken with the slide out in July 2017.
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Old 11-04-2020, 05:52 PM   #26
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Nice work. I'm guessing the kitchen slide is the the right of that cabinet?

Where does the furnace duct go underneath?

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Old 11-04-2020, 06:30 PM   #27
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Nice work. I'm guessing the kitchen slide is the the right of that cabinet?

Where does the furnace duct go underneath?

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The furnace is on the other side of the FR3 under the fridge. The duct goes underneath the floor from the furnace.
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:53 PM   #28
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Very good - much stronger than the original floor. The horizontal chain is much better than down a hole.

I had a 28DS and liked the size and layout with the separate shower. I would still have it , but after four ( 4 ) R R bearings going out before 13000 miles I had enough. Both inner and outer at the same time and galled so bad that they had to be torched off- leaving us stuck on the road for many hours.


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Old 11-12-2020, 10:14 PM   #29
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I have used my slide 3 times on this trip and no E-chain hang ups. The key retractor is working great.

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Old 11-12-2020, 10:28 PM   #30
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So the extra tension was the key?

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Old 11-13-2020, 09:34 AM   #31
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Fix

Yes. The less than 8oz. of pull is all it took.

I believe the fix will last for a long time. The retractor chain is stainless, so no rust and it will never be used as much as it was designed for.

Easy fix-hardest part was attaching the retractor to the rear of the box.

The only must is attaching the E-chain a link or 2 in front of the retractor when the slide is out.

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