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Old 02-09-2019, 10:07 AM   #15
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I worked most of the day to install the new chain. I did one side, next weekend I'll do the other side and finish up this job. If the new chain did not have that curve it would have been an easy install.

I'm disappointed that is was such a poor fit. The curve made it next to impossible to install - but worse, the metal links are a little bigger (OD) than the original chain - which would not have been a problem except that I'm reusing the master link (the chain link that attaches the chain to the hyd cylinder rod) and I had to spend a bunch of time grinding the edge/corner of the master link so it would fit. Also the plastic/Teflon rollers don't turn (at least not by hand). Maybe they're not supposed to . I don't know, but the rollers on the old chain turn by hand.

I looks like the original chain was a real "quality" product (made in USA?) and the new chain is what you would expect from China. The metal is rougher and less finished (you can see it in the post above)

I did find that out of the four screws used at the bottom of the X-Slide frame (the attachment to the room wall) three of the screws were broken off (there are four screws each at the top and bottom of the frame and one in the center). The heads were in the screw holes but the screw shafts were broken. So it's a good thing I doing this job now.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:52 AM   #16
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This is how much needed to be trimmed of the chain link:
Maybe HWH has a new style chain link to go with the new chain - but if so, I didnt know about it.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:05 AM   #17
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I never finished this thread.
For anyone that ever comes along and does this job on their own coach --

The second new chain I ordered from HWH did not have as much "arch" as the first chain (shown in the photo) so it went in much easier - no grinding of the end link on that chain was needed.
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Hey Mike,
I don't know why I didn't see this thread waaaaaaaaaaay earlier. I've had to rebuild my bedroom slide master ram TWICE since we've owned this coach, a little over 8 years. Our coach is an '04 Itasca Horizon 36GD with the CAT C-7 330HP and the bedroom (closet) slide has developed a leak twice. Both times, it was the master ram, not the slave ram. I too contacted Paul and he ran me through a balancing procedure.

I did EXACTLY as you said he told you to. Disconnect both cylinders (rams) and run them in and out a half dozen times to equalize them. Well, the second time I rebuilt it was about 2 years ago and, it's been working fine ever since.
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Glad I read this thread, hoping I never need to use the info. Haha. Fire Up, ram bores and pistons do wear. Mic the parts if it ever gives you trouble again.
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hey mike, glad you got it finished. that curve in the new chain does give you fits when installing it. but i have never received a new chain that wasn't curved. its part of the mfg process.
the synchronizing process is a whole different operation from the jacks. running the jacks does not sync the room cylinders. you do the same thing as when you resync the jacks, just do it to the room cylinders..
anyway, glad you got it done.
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Look at my post #12. This proceedure

, I was told will work for any of the slides. It worked for me. 'Lwasouth"
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Look at my post #12. This proceedure

, I was told will work for any of the slides. It worked for me. 'Lwasouth"
I'm not sure your post #12 applies to a Slide-out room that has a synchronizing cylinder (there's three hyd. cylinders for one slide-out room). Maybe that method works with the other HWH room slide-outs that don't use the synchronizing cylinder configuration. I don't know.
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Mike re:proceedure for bleeding systrm

Mike, I understand what you are saying & why you question. When I did the procedure, I had replaced a line on a side room slide out. This slide out had 2 cylinders (Front and rear) and a sycronizing cylinder. The method worked perfectly.
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Good to know. Thanks
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