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Old 07-12-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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slideout makers and owner manual/paperwork discrepencies

It is a bit concerning to me that the paperwork/manuals for my rig are often vague and sometimes outright wrong!
I have a 2007 Sea Breeze 1311; the bedroom slideout started acting up and we came home early to get it checked out.
All the literature says that we have RBW slideout mechanicals. Reading up on iRV2 I was getting concerned because there are a lot of negative postings about RBW.
I was able to get into a repair shop and have a mechanic look at the motor (which has a cracked gear casing) and he discovered that I have PowerGear slideouts! (which seem to have a larger fan club)
What gives? Did National RV have a unique issue with this kind of wrong information, or is it more industry-wide? The manual shows a water filter under the galley sink that just isn't there. It talks about the spare tire but I had to buy one because there was none. It says we have a 75 gallon gas tank, but ours is a 100 gallon tank. (which is great!)
We had a Coachmen Class C for 8 seasons, and all the literature seemed to be correct for what I actually had.
We took a chance buying an orphan like our Sea Breeze, but it seemed so right for us we jumped in. I can only hope we're not going to rue the day we made that decision.
So much about this coach seems great.
I hope it really is, overall.
So, should I just relax, get the slideout fixed, and resume motoring? Am I alone in these concerns?
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You sure you have a 100gal fuel tank ?
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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You can't go wrong with a National RV. They built a pretty high quality coach for the price. The `04 manual I have is pretty much generic. Do a search for the appliances you have, i.e. furnace, water heater, AC, etc.

My galley slide motor is made by VonWeise. The manual says to release the slide motor brake. There is no release mechanism; just an internal drag brake. I'm not sure what slide mechanisms I have(I guess I should check that before I need to). I have a 75 gallon gas tank. My grey/black show 50/50, with a 67 gallon fresh tank.

Enjoy your Breeze. I love mine.



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bedroom slide gear motor manufacturer

Hi there, we just bought our 2007 Seabreeze model 1315, and on our first outing had the bedroom slide fail to retract.....we were able manually push the slide in so we could get back home......when we got home, I located the gearmotor underneath the bed and found it to be a PowerGear part number 524327 and 1510000006. We were unable to order a new gearmotor from the manufacturer, but had to order thru a distributor which cost us around $800 including shipping! I have not received the part yet, but will install it myself with locktite and use proper electrical splices. It looked like the previous owner had tried to epoxy the motor in place, which ultimately failed.
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Yep. Was able to confirm on 1600-mile trip.
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Hi there, we just bought our 2007 Seabreeze model 1315, and on our first outing had the bedroom slide fail to retract.....we were able manually push the slide in so we could get back home......when we got home, I located the gearmotor underneath the bed and found it to be a PowerGear part number 524327 and 1510000006. We were unable to order a new gearmotor from the manufacturer, but had to order thru a distributor which cost us around $800 including shipping! I have not received the part yet, but will install it myself with locktite and use proper electrical splices. It looked like the previous owner had tried to epoxy the motor in place, which ultimately failed.
Check all your slides for loose bolts on the gearmotor and mounting brackets. When they loosen it strains the casing and they break. I broke 2 b4 I learned what was breaking them. lucky I found the 524327 motors online for a better deal. Now I check the motors and the drive shafts often.
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I will get in the habit of checking those bolts now, thanks!
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