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Old 09-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #1
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I am looking for the complete worm gear and motor assembly for gen slide on a 38' 2003 Alpine. I can get the part numbers if needed. The repair shop is not finding one anywhere, so I thought I would try on my own.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #2
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Check out the thread on this forum--you and about "5" other guys are looking for the same thing. Front-end impacts and tow trucks are hard on these parts. Not sure anyone has come up with a source for OEM parts. Sounds like a fabrication solution is in the offing.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:36 PM   #3
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Hal Totten has become a dealer for the setup. His was laid waste by something he ran over.
It is made by Kwikee but it is a low volume thing and not carried by much of anybody. I'll have to dig up his contact info and will post it here.
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Thanks Mike, the rv repair dealer has been trying to deal with kwikee and not had any luck. They don't even want to reply or answer the phone. We have been looking at the other posts about this and see we are not alone. This happened when it was towed. We have learned the lesson of only tow on a flat-bed maybe. Paul
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:45 AM   #5
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If all else fails, why it couldn't be fabbed with an air cylinder and teeing off the air lines from the airbag? I know the older ones used the HWH hydraulics, but air would be easier to install.
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Old 09-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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EM- I see some aftermarket engineering work coming your way. You might want to give this some thought, because as these things get older we are all going to have issues with it. Either we get Kiwkee on the stick, or come up with something on our own. You are my goto engineer guy, what do you think?
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I just want to thank everyone who responded to "Parts". A lot of good information from you all. We found the part and are now waiting for it to be delivered and installed. We hope to be on are way sometime mid week, because of the holiday we won't get the part before Tue. Paul
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Just for future reference, could you complete the circle here and provide the source for the parts, contact information and approx. cost?
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #9
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Paul,
I'm sending you a Private Message on the gen actuator, so you can call me. You can also contact me via PM with your info. I feel your pain as I have been through all of this last May. See your a fairly new member, so if you don't know how to read your Private Message look at the top right and use your user id, then pass word to log on, then retrieve you're PM's. You need to log on to see your PM's.

eMike has Hal's contact info or I can supply it. The actuator is actually made by Von Weise for Kwikee. Von Weise only makes this for Kwikee. Then there is Kwikee. Having worked with several OEM RV suppliers Kwikee is the worst in the business. They don't have any respect for Wholesalers or Dealers, let alone Owners.

No you don't need to towed via a flat bed hauler. So know one needs to experience a bent, broken, damaged gen actuator, request that the tow company operator remove the gen actuator. Just remove 4 small screws holding the motor cover on the rear brace. Remove electrical connector, two 3/8" bolts and remove the gen actuator. 10 minutes work to save hundreds.

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Dan, Maybe your advice on removing the gen slide actuator should be made into a sticky under items to be done prior to towing an Alpine with the electric gen slide. I am sure there are more items like removing the rear mud flap.

Emike can you help us with this.
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:24 AM   #11
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The other thing is to break out the big sweaty wad of money.
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Picture, picture! It will help in a stressful situation to have seen the offending part. I'll be able to locate it quicker, even with traffic flying by only a couple feet away.
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Here is the requested photo of the necessary part:


YBSWoMMV.
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TOUCHÉ!!

And yes, MBSWoM is smaller than yours.....

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