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Old 09-06-2004, 05:20 PM   #15
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Update on the bedroom slide straining to come in and out.

I had to actually help it in and out by pushing or pulling the top of the slide while my wife pushed the button. After spending most of Saturday inspecting gears, the motor, seals, and yes, even the awning tension, (suggestions from this topic responses) I looked for voltage drops in the circuit. Found that the relay board under the bathroom sink, which controls the direction of the slide, has a molex type connector with hollow split pins to make contact with the mating sockets. A voltage drop across them indicated a poor connection. Used a knife to spread the pins so they made a tighter contact with the sockets and this took care of the problem. These pins look like they should be rated at about 5 - 8 amps but I think the slide motor draws more than that. The relays are 25 amp and the fuse is 20 amp. This could be a systemic problem in this coach. Does anyone know if it has been changed in newer coaches?

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Old 09-06-2004, 07:05 PM   #16
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Thanks for the Update


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Old 03-05-2005, 05:24 AM   #17
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Our slide has always opened from the bottom first, very slow. Yesturday it started closing on the non-motor side first, jammed against the wall and stopped. Everything has been lubed and tightened. Looks like the gear or shaft coming out of the motor is lose. Anyone ever take this thing apart? We are able to close it if one pushes from the outside. We are on our way to South Carolina but now in New Mexico. Hopefully we can fix it or the factory will be able to help.
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Old 04-29-2005, 07:00 AM   #18
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Fixed the slide in Houston after Perry, GA rally. AlpineJim, Rick Hanslip and I ripped into it and 4 hours later it was repaired. The double-rolled pin that attaches the drive gear to the shaft had sheared. We were able to repair it without taking the slide out but it is a tight fix.

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