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Old 01-22-2016, 10:02 AM   #1
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Slide Issues

I just had a slide motor replaced in our bedroom slide. A wire connecting the slide motor to the coach broke off. According to the tech, they have replaced several Lippert motors that have wires soldered in place. The connections are such that it is very difficult if not impossible to resolder the wires and they could break again. The new design has wires connected with a clip. This has been a problem with all coaches that use Lippert motors not just Thor. Some coach owners are replacing all the Lippert motors with the new design rather then waiting for them to fail.

We are staying at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL and are lucky there is a RV repair facility on-site that was able to fix the issue. If we would have been out someplace with service many miles away we would have been up a creek as they say. Our slide went out just fine but would not retract.

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2014 Tuscany XTE 40GQ
Big Rapids, MI
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I just had a slide motor replaced in our bedroom slide. A wire connecting the slide motor to the coach broke off. According to the tech, they have replaced several Lippert motors that have wires soldered in place. The connections are such that it is very difficult if not impossible to resolder the wires and they could break again. The new design has wires connected with a clip. This has been a problem with all coaches that use Lippert motors not just Thor. Some coach owners are replacing all the Lippert motors with the new design rather then waiting for them to fail.

We are staying at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, FL and are lucky there is a RV repair facility on-site that was able to fix the issue. If we would have been out someplace with service many miles away we would have been up a creek as they say. Our slide went out just fine but would not retract.

Iggy Konrad
2014 Tuscany XTE 40GQ
Big Rapids, MI
FMCA: TDC, Northern Lights
We have a 2013 Tuscany 40 xte are problem is the kitchen slide when we bought it they had to rebuild the whole thing . Now we are having a problem again and the parts are going to cost $800 plus labour. We are also at The Great Outdoors .

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2013 Tuscany 40 XTE
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We have owned our 2013 challenger 37dt for a year, used it approx 5 times, most usage is taking it to the dealer(lazy days) for slide repair. It had to have the dining room slide rebuilt at time of purchase, then back for repair again. Total of three trips for slide repair along with other minor repairs. Last month we used it and the kitchen and bedroom slides refused to work. No more Lazydays, we took it to Lake City, Fl to camper world and for $385 they found corrosion on both relays. Hopefully We are thru with repairs for awhile.
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Just took delivery of a 2017 Thor Miramar 34.3 with a slide malfunction (dealer service manager thinks it is a roller issue that existed out of the factory). Came with only 2 track system even though Thor advertises the 3Trax system for this RV. Now RV is at dealer and Thor is sending the Schwintek rails to make it into the 3Trax system as advertised. We are seriously concerned about the arts and crafts being performed on our brand new RV and will have to verify proper motors, etc......
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