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Old 11-27-2022, 05:50 PM   #1
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Giving up our trailer

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We own a 2017 Coachman Freedom Express rbs192. For health reasons (mine) we're forced to give up our little trailer. Its been a real joy to use, since its only the two of us. The trailer is in, in my estimation, quite good overall condition. However, it has a stuck slide. When bringing the slide in, the switch was held a tad too long and I believe the plastic gears have started to strip. The result is a sofa slide that does not move, neither by motor nor manually. Because of the trailer's design, it is a "minor" inconvenience and we've been using it for several months in this condition. We haven't been able to find anyone in the area to make the necessary repair or give us a timeframe of any kind if they were to do it. We want to sell it but have no idea what a reasonable price would be. Other than the slide, everything else is in good working condition. Any opinions as to what a reasonable asking price would be? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-27-2022, 06:21 PM   #2
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You'll take a huge hit in price if you decide to sell it with a slide not working.

Have you called a mobile R/V technician?

I have no clue what type slide mechanism you have and there are several as all R/Vs are not the same. The ratcheting you describe is typical to a through wall slide system.

The gears in the through wall slide mechanism aren't really that difficult to replace.

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:02 PM   #3
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You'll take a huge hit in price if you decide to sell it with a slide not working.

Have you called a mobile R/V technician?
This is what I was going to suggest. I found one in my area that was able to come and do some work on mine within a week.

Good luck, and sorry you have to give it up.
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I would also recommend using a mobile Tech if you don't have a dealer near by. Later RJD
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:46 AM   #5
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It seems confusing to me that a dealer wouldn't be able to fix it?? Or is the issue that they won't give you a time frame to fix it? You say both in your post.

Is there something "not normal" that they aren't qualified to address? Or is the issue you want to sell it now and they won't fix it in that time frame?

As for the original diagnose of the cause; My slide doesn't continue to "grind" if the button is pressed (whether slide is in or out). Could it have "jumped the track"?
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Old 11-28-2022, 06:13 PM   #6
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Hello,
We own a 2017 Coachman Freedom Express rbs192. For health reasons (mine) we're forced to give up our little trailer. Its been a real joy to use, since its only the two of us. The trailer is in, in my estimation, quite good overall condition. However, it has a stuck slide. When bringing the slide in, the switch was held a tad too long and I believe the plastic gears have started to strip. The result is a sofa slide that does not move, neither by motor nor manually. Because of the trailer's design, it is a "minor" inconvenience and we've been using it for several months in this condition. We haven't been able to find anyone in the area to make the necessary repair or give us a timeframe of any kind if they were to do it. We want to sell it but have no idea what a reasonable price would be. Other than the slide, everything else is in good working condition. Any opinions as to what a reasonable asking price would be? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
If it's the gearbox I'm thinking of they make a metal gear you can get to replace the cheap plastic one . not that hard a job . Where you located ?
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Any opinions as to what a reasonable asking price would be? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
If you're looking for an estimate of value try www.rvtrader.com . I couldn't find your rig, but similar ones are here: https://www.rvtrader.com/2017-Coachm...ar=2017%3A2017
You could also take it to a dealer and see if they'll buy it.

If you don't want to get the slide fixed, see if you can get an estimate and deduct it from your asking price.

Sorry that you're going to have to give it up, but hope you get the price you want in a timely manner.
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The slide has been "stuck in" for over two (2) years (per your note of 11-2-2020) in a major metropolitan area of Texas and no one can be found to fix it? Really?

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