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Old 03-11-2019, 03:45 PM   #57
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Bay Stars?

Do Bay Stars have the same problem with slide-out motor bolts? And how far back does this problem go? Our Bay Star is a 2012 model, but we just purchased it last year, so I don't know much about the coach's history.
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:21 PM   #58
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I don't think they changed it from 2017 to 2018. This is where they are in my coach.



Kitchen slide (two motors) - First storage bin on passenger slide on ceiling under plastic cover. Second storage bin on passenger slide on ceiling under plastic cover.



Bedroom slide (one motor) - under bed right side plywood is removable in two pieces. There is one screw in each board. The screw is black Phillips head that blends in with the carpet, look close, the front one may be on the left side. The motor is is the middle to back half.


Thanks, paw. I saw the plastic covers, so will check them out.
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I checked my bolts again. They were OK, but noticed red fluid dripping from kitchen slide motor .
Does anyone know where the bedroom slide motor is located on 2019 4369 Dutch Star. I found the kitchen slide motor and all bolts were loose and did not have any loctite applied from the factory. I want to check bedroom slide but can't seem to locate the motor. Also does the HWH full wall slide have electric motors I should be concerned with?
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Does anyone know where the bedroom slide motor is located on 2109 4369 Dutch Star? Found the kitchen motor and all bolts were loose. Loctite was not used from the factory. Really want to check bedroom slide, just having a heck of a time finding it. Also, does the FWS from HWH need slide motors checked too? Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:20 PM   #61
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You have to go under the bed and remove the floor boards of the storage space. They are held by couple of drywall screws. You will see the slide motor
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Hey thanks for the info on slides

Been reading the posts regarding the damn mounting bolts on the slide motors. Really appreciate everyoneís info. Itís raining here in Surprse, AZ so did loctite all my bolts today along with torquing as I borrowed the neighbors wrench.

I called up service at my dealer back home and asked him what #ís i needed for the motor mount bolts. He looked at the bulletin and said for 9/16 heads, 33#ís.

Just like all you guys/gals had mentioned. Thanks much for the reassurance!!

Wonder what will go wrong next??
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I never thought of that. Thank you!
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I don't think they changed it from 2017 to 2018. This is where they are in my coach.



Kitchen slide (two motors) - First storage bin on passenger slide on ceiling under plastic cover. Second storage bin on passenger slide on ceiling under plastic cover.



Bedroom slide (one motor) - under bed right side plywood is removable in two pieces. There is one screw in each board. The screw is black Phillips head that blends in with the carpet, look close, the front one may be on the left side. The motor is is the middle to back half.


So happy I read this entire thread. After finding the bedroom slide motor of our 2017 Baystar 3401 way back in the passenger side storage bay, I thought I would have to go on a diet to squeeze into the bay storage.
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Been reading the posts regarding the damn mounting bolts on the slide motors. Really appreciate everyoneís info. Itís raining here in Surprse, AZ so did loctite all my bolts today along with torquing as I borrowed the neighbors wrench.

I called up service at my dealer back home and asked him what #ís i needed for the motor mount bolts. He looked at the bulletin and said for 9/16 heads, 33#ís.

Just like all you guys/gals had mentioned. Thanks much for the reassurance!!

Wonder what will go wrong next??
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Does anyone know where the bedroom slide motor is located on 2019 4369 Dutch Star. I found the kitchen slide motor and all bolts were loose and did not have any loctite applied from the factory. I want to check bedroom slide but can't seem to locate the motor. Also does the HWH full wall slide have electric motors I should be concerned with?

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The HWH Full Wall slide is hydraulic not electric.

The bedroom slide is inside the bed base, right side. Remove the two pieces of carpeted flooring and you will see the motor about 2/3 of the way to the outside.

I checked mine on our 4018 with the slide out. And yes all were loose too.

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From our first Newmar a 97 LA, including our Essex and today with our 18 LA we have been sharing the major issue of the slide out motor bolts coming loose with many owners having thousands of dollars damage. The irv2 Newmar forum has saved hundreds of owners from this problem in the last 8 to 10 years that we have talking about this.
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From our first Newmar a 97 LA, including our Essex and today with our 18 LA we have been sharing the major issue of the slide out motor bolts coming loose with many owners having thousands of dollars damage. The irv2 Newmar forum has saved hundreds of owners from this problem in the last 8 to 10 years that we have talking about this.
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From our first Newmar a 97 LA, including our Essex and today with our 18 LA we have been sharing the major issue of the slide out motor bolts coming loose with many owners having thousands of dollars damage. The irv2 Newmar forum has saved hundreds of owners from this problem in the last 8 to 10 years that we have talking about this.
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Newmar can design a Super C with all this new technology but can not get motor bolts that do not loosen and create damage! Wow where are the priorities. I think the loctite would not qualify as a THE technical solution.
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BAY STAR Owners - Check your Slide Motor Mount Bolts!

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Do Bay Stars have the same problem with slide-out motor bolts? And how far back does this problem go? Our Bay Star is a 2012 model, but we just purchased it last year, so I don't know much about the coach's history.

I'm no mechanic (my mechanic brother once told me to take all of my tools to a smelter & turn them into a boat anchor ). Today I'm glad I didn't! We own a new 2018 Bay Star 3414 (purchased July 2018, custom build, 5800 miles so far). I bought a torque wrench to check my slide motor mount bolts because this thread had come back to life. I expected the wrench to be a waste of funds, but aaaarrrggghhh... most of the two main slides were somewhat to slightly loose. One was very loose so I removed it to check the Loctite... of which there was NONE ! Fortunately, we're in a city with authorized repair center, so I took the bolt to the service manager to review. He looked at it and said, "There's no Loctite on that!" We now have an appointment to have the bolts all removed by approved service tech and Loctited, after which I'll apply my own witness marks to check in the future. Lesson here? DON'T ASSUME YOUR NEW COACH WAS ASSEMBLED WITH LOCTITE ON THESE BOLTS!!! Borrow, rent, or buy a torque wrench and check them yourself. If good, add witness marks & proceed with peace of mind. If not good, the money spent on the torque wrench will be some of the best ever spent on your coach.
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