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Old 03-28-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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Bedroom slide problem

Went to extend the slide and it stopped part way out and twisted! Oops! Luckily it was out a bit so I could determine the problem. Turns out there is a grade 8 1/4-20 bolt in a rod that goes from the motor on the forward mechanism to the rear mechanism. This bar is connected by the mentioned bolt. Took a bit of twisting and such, but I got a new bolt put in and all is well. My wife remembered that some months ago I found a nut on the floor. The bolt had broken and there was enough friction to keep it in there, until today. The lesson: don't leave a loose nut undetermined.

To see the problem turned out to be fun. First you have to pull up the carpet at the front. Lots of staples and old guys bleed easily.....I am sure many of you understand. I cannot come close to anything without breaking into the skin. I then used some large spring clamps to hold the carpet up. Was able to clamp to the sliding door. You then must align the holes of the two pieces. The wife operated the control and we got it aligned fairly easily. I then used a 1 1/2 inch bolt which I put a point on with a grinder so it would go in more easily. Went in nicely. Used a lock nut. All is good. Stapled the carpet back and we are ready to travel.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Great report!
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Helps to be handy. Glad you got it fixed !
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Old 09-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #4
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You were lucky

So was I. I had the same problem - actually the rear connection. But suppose you're camped with the slides out and the motor won't work? Firstly, the motor doesn't have a clutch so it must be removed to allow the gears to turn. Then, there's no access once the slide is in - it's hard against the bed - so you can't reattach the motor to keep the slide from going back out.

I haven't seen a post describing this problem, so let's hope it never happens!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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Hi Franklin

There is a clutch/brake on the electric motor. I'm not at the motorhome so I'm doing this from memory. The yellow rubber boot covers the clutch release. You push, pull or slide it to release it.

This link may help:
http://support.powergearus.com/techdocs/82-S0506.pdf

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Old 09-28-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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Thanks - but issues remain!

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Hi Franklin

There is a clutch/brake on the electric motor. I'm not at the motorhome so I'm doing this from memory. The yellow rubber boot covers the clutch release. You push, pull or slide it to release it.

This link may help:
http://support.powergearus.com/techdocs/82-S0506.pdf

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Geoff,

Okay -- I learned three things this evening:
1. On my 2001 there IS a release - it's a lever in the back (street side) of the motor, at the front end, protruding through the black plastic boot.

2. It should be accessible even with the wardrobe slide in, because it's forward of the bed.

3. There is a 3/4" drive adaptor on the torque tube, but it's to the rear of the rear track, where it would become inaccessible with the slide drawn in.

Can't see any reason why the adaptor couldn't be moved from the back to the front, provided one drives out the drift pin that secures it (if it is a pin and not a screw.)

Thanks for setting me straight.

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Here are some other service docs that might be of interest for the bedroom (or "closet) slide. It appears to be a PowerGear product, they sell a lot of slide systems to Winnebago. I haven't identified the model as I don't have an example, so if anybody has a moment and this electrical closet slide (~'98-'02 model year Alpines), let us know what model Alpines have on board.

Also, if won't go in or out, it may be jambed from partly jumping the track on a bumpy road. You can usually put it back on the track w/a large crescent wrench on the square drive tube &/or a large pry bar, so I'm told. Don't know where to apply the pry bar, you'll have to experiment.

1st attachment is Motor Identification,
2nd is Manual Retraction Procedure,
3rd is Troubleshooting

Link in post#2 above is Clutch Operation.
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I haven't identified the model as I don't have an example, so if anybody has a moment and this electrical closet slide (~'98-'02 model year Alpines), let us know what model Alpines have on board.
I believe the closet slide was introduced on the 38 in 2000. '98 and '99 models did not have one.
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