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Old 11-18-2017, 09:23 PM   #1
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Slide out of alignment

I have a lot of problems facing me now with my 2015 Newmar 3436 but one I have had every since I owned the unit is really bugging me. My dinette slide is out of adjustment by about 2" on one end. I purchased the 2 1/2 inch crowsfoot to loosen the turnstorque nut on the shaft right by the motor. The turnstorque nut will break loose and turn about 1/4 to 1/2 turn. Then it tightens up and I have read this is normal. I have cranked down on the nut with a breaker bar and cheater pipe and it will not turn any further. I have hit on it with a hammer as some readers have suggested but it will not break. I am afraid of putting anymore pressure on it for fear of breaking something. Can someone tell me what is wrong or do I need to just go ahead and put more pressure on the turnstorque nut. I had to break the nut on the bedroom slide to get it in and it was no problem. It turned 1/2 turn and then easily turned all the way loose.

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It's been a while since we did this on our Essex but what I remember is you need to turn it again after it loosen up. Would suggest to keep turning it till it is lose enough to move by hand.
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If you will need a new one this link will help. ---- RELEASE TORQUE BUSHINGS
Have you looked at the slide trouble section in QT's 1 & 2 slide section.
You need to read the QT links provided.
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Tom, I tried that up to the point I was afraid of breaking something. I had a breaker bar and cheater pipe on it and 200 pound strong man pulling on it and it would not break. I am at my ends on this.
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When the techs from Newmar fixed my slide they used a large torque wrench 3/4 to break it loose with both of them pulling on the wrench. After watching 4 techs work to realign my full slide I would not want to do the repair myself. They also used the motor controller to move the slide on both ends in opposite directions to align after loosening the bushing.
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When the techs from Newmar fixed my slide they used a large torque wrench 3/4 to break it loose with both of them pulling on the wrench. After watching 4 techs work to realign my full slide I would not want to do the repair myself. They also used the motor controller to move the slide on both ends in opposite directions to align after loosening the bushing.
Perhaps my coach is older than yours and different, but I used a pipe wrench and a large adjustable end wrench to loosen the bushing. Alignment was easy. I measured from the side of the coach out until I got the same measurement on both ends, tighten the bushing and brought the slide in. (could not find a crows foot torque wrench large enough so I used a cheater to tighten the bushing up) It's been over a year and it works just fine. My hat was is off to Newmar for designing such an easy fix.
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Perhaps my coach is older than yours and different, but I used a pipe wrench and a large adjustable end wrench to loosen the bushing. Alignment was easy. I measured from the side of the coach out until I got the same measurement on both ends, tighten the bushing and brought the slide in. (could not find a crows foot torque wrench large enough so I used a cheater to tighten the bushing up) It's been over a year and it works just fine. My hat was is off to Newmar for designing such an easy fix.


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Thanks for your feedback, ByeTheWay. I agree with you that the alignment will be easy to make once the Torques nut is loosened. I guess from what I am reading from everybody, I just need to get down on that nut until it breaks loose.
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When I had to loosen my torque nut to adjust the same slide the torque nut ended up breaking but it did loosen up all the way. like others have said it will get tight again after the initial loosening. A new torque nut was about $100 bucks from newmar.
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