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Old 11-21-2020, 12:50 PM   #1
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More Cable Slide Funtime!

Alright I know a couple of you have had to replace cables. So far I've just remounted a set of pulleys. Any tips on:

- fishing the cable back out the wall (its the rear bottom so hopefully this should be easier

- routing of the cables in general

- best way to reterminate (or is a new cable needed?

Would be very much appreciated!

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Old 11-21-2020, 12:55 PM   #2
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Also, while I feel like I had this more figured out last time ... This whole system is a bit of a mind screw.

How exactly do you push something out with only tension? I still am not clear on where the "out" cables terminate lol.
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:54 PM   #3
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It's kind of hard to picture how it works but it's always pulling on the cables to move the slide room.

The "Out" cables anchor on the room toward inside of the RV and "In" cables anchor on the room toward the outside of the RV.

The thing that you don't see on any of the literature is that there are two pulleys at each top and bottom location, so there are a total of eight cables.

The best video that I've found for routing the cables is the training video from Norco.

Bal Accu-slide Cable Replacement Training
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Old 11-21-2020, 02:19 PM   #4
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I had to adjust my sofa slide cables and found a one of the white foam blocks was off. It allowed the cable to get loose. Make sure all the white foam are on your cables.

Below is a youtube on adjusting the cables. Derryl Farar explains the slide components & motor/gearbox replacement. He also replaces a cable.



Also see my thread: Stuck in my Driveway with a dead living room slide motor
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info guys! I think I've got a sense of what's going on now!

Now to find a replacement kit in the middle of nowhere west Texas. At least there are lots of oilfield workers living in campers so I'm hopeful there are RV repair shops to go along with them!
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:32 PM   #6
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There is nothing good about that cable system...I hated ever second of laying on the floor working on that POS that the whole motorhome was built around.... What part of west Texas y'all in?
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:45 PM   #7
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Fitness centers with cable operated weight training machines might be able to help you or tell you who services their machines. There are other industries that use cables including aircraft. Perhaps even the oil workers have what you need. Maybe a garage door company.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:52 PM   #8
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A rigging shop will have the cable and crimps needed to fix your slide.
RV shop may have the cable repair kit that accuslide uses.
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Old 11-21-2020, 05:56 PM   #9
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https://www.balrvproducts.com/produc...de/index.shtml


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Yeah I'm more interested in getting the flat termination on the slide end. I've got the crimper and stuff so that's east.

We're in the state park near Colorado City, jtad
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Yeah I'm more interested in getting the flat termination on the slide end. I've got the crimper and stuff so that's east.

We're in the state park near Colorado City, jtad

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What I wouldn't give for a shipping address!

UPS store, fed ex/kinkos?
amazon drop box location?
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What I wouldn't give for a shipping address!
I thought yours had hydraulic slides.
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UPS store, fed ex/kinkos?
amazon drop box location?
Haha I dont think you understand how remote I am. If I drive an hour sure. But I'm betting there are rv repair guys closer than that. Sometimes doing business the old fashioned way is still the best option.
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I thought yours had hydraulic slides.
Bedroom slide is cable. Living room is electric gear driven. No hydraulics.
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Haha I dont think you understand how remote I am. If I drive an hour sure. But I'm betting there are rv repair guys closer than that. Sometimes doing business the old fashioned way is still the best option.

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Bedroom slide is cable. Living room is electric gear driven. No hydraulics.
I love my hydraulic slides. Very smooth and quiet. Iím surprised they still donít use those in the DX3 and Force. I wonder if the xl is hydraulic. My last couple pushers had them and I never had a minutes problem with them.
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wife and I were looking at upgrading to XL.
2 rear slides on the RB are cable slides.

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i"m with you guys had a 013 berkshire 39B with cable slides never had a problem with them but after 8 years the bunk slide was moving real slow
every time i would put the slide out it was would it come back in
make a long story short we were at the Hershey show seen the new 2020 45A
XLT all hydraulic slides other then bed slide .and the rest is history
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