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Old 09-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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I'm camping this week and when I got here was opening the slides and the passenger rear slide opened and just before it was fully open it started to make a noise like the teeth in the motor are skipping and the slide will not move. I have a 2006 fleetwood discovery 39L any info on how to get to the motor for the slide it would help out so I can fully open it and close it back up when its time to go. Thanks joe
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:35 PM   #2
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I'm camping this week and when I got here was opening the slides and the passenger rear slide opened and just before it was fully open it started to make a noise like the teeth in the motor are skipping and the slide will not move. I have a 2006 fleetwood discovery 39L any info on how to get to the motor for the slide it would help out so I can fully open it and close it back up when its time to go. Thanks joe
It may not be the teeth skipping but the slip clutch that you hear. That is what ours does. If it won't move either way it may be in a bind some where. Have you tried the hand crank? I am assuming that you have a screw type system. The crank may be able to start it back in and the motor can carry on. If that is the case you will need to find what is causing the bind.
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It may not be the teeth skipping but the slip clutch that you hear. That is what ours does. If it won't move either way it may be in a bind some where. Have you tried the hand crank? I am assuming that you have a screw type system. The crank may be able to start it back in and the motor can carry on. If that is the case you will need to find what is causing the bind.
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Do you k ow where that screw would be?
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I'm camping this week and when I got here was opening the slides and the passenger rear slide opened and just before it was fully open it started to make a noise like the teeth in the motor are skipping and the slide will not move. I have a 2006 fleetwood discovery 39L any info on how to get to the motor for the slide it would help out so I can fully open it and close it back up when its time to go. Thanks joe
Here's a link to power gear slideout tech. doc. http://www.powergearus.com/documents...ideout_Sys.pdf


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I'm camping this week and when I got here was opening the slides and the passenger rear slide opened and just before it was fully open it started to make a noise like the teeth in the motor are skipping and the slide will not move. I have a 2006 fleetwood discovery 39L any info on how to get to the motor for the slide it would help out so I can fully open it and close it back up when its time to go. Thanks joe
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I would have expected a '06 Discovery to have a rack & pinion slide gear rather than a screw type. If you look at the underside of the slide, can you see a flat bar with teeth on one side? If so, it is rack & pinion.
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Do you k ow where that screw would be?
I missled you with the screw. Ours is a rack & pinnion like Gary said.
It has a rack & pinnion near each end of the slide. There also is a shaft that goes from the gear box to the right side of the coach for the crank. If the gear in the gear box is stripped, you should still be able to move it with the crank. If the pinnion and/or rack is stripped, then you will have to manually push the slide in until it can be engaged again and cranked (at this point I wouldn't try to use the motor because you have a lot more control with the crank). Hope you get the advice you need from some one's posts.
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I missled you with the screw. Ours is a rack & pinnion like Gary said.
It has a rack & pinnion near each end of the slide. There also is a shaft that goes from the gear box to the right side of the coach for the crank. If the gear in the gear box is stripped, you should still be able to move it with the crank. If the pinnion and/or rack is stripped, then you will have to manually push the slide in until it can be engaged again and cranked (at this point I wouldn't try to use the motor because you have a lot more control with the crank). Hope you get the advice you need from some one's posts.
Mine is the same but I don't see the crank
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Mine is the same but I don't see the crank
If you have one, the crank will be in storage compartment. Our's uses the stabilizer jack wrench which is female hex and looks like about 3/4". You should be able to use a socket with an extention.
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If you have one, the crank will be in storage compartment. Our's uses the stabilizer jack wrench which is female hex and looks like about 3/4". You should be able to use a socket with an extention.
Do you know Wich compartment would be and what side?
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ninos, you will not have a crank on your slide out mechanism. You will have a nut on the gear case/motor assembly at the frame rail and it can be turned by wrench. Look carefully at the teeth of the roller as this has been the weak link on this system. If you find that the problem is not the motor or the gear case, manually cranking the drive may not move the room. Also check to be sure the timing is correct. measure the flange at front to rear to be sure they are the same. If not the coupling bar from one end can be dis-connected and one or the other can be manually turned to square the room in the wall.
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ninos, you will not have a crank on your slide out mechanism. You will have a nut on the gear case/motor assembly at the frame rail and it can be turned by wrench. Look carefully at the teeth of the roller as this has been the weak link on this system. If you find that the problem is not the motor or the gear case, manually cranking the drive may not move the room. Also check to be sure the timing is correct. measure the flange at front to rear to be sure they are the same. If not the coupling bar from one end can be dis-connected and one or the other can be manually turned to square the room in the wall.
I think you are talking about the front slides my problem is in the passenger side bedroom slide. Do you know how to get to that one? Thanks Joe.
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Between the rear end and slide problem you're not getting a good start with your motorhome.
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