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Old 11-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #1
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Removing slide motor/gearbox

1998 Holiday Rambler Endevour 37 CDS
I need to remove the slide motor/gearbox. The lugs have broken and now the motor/gearbox rotates until it hit either the door or the top of the basement compartment. It has been previously repaired as all lug have now broken off. I thought I'd get some advice on the proper way to remove it before I destroy it. I plan on sealing the broken lug holes and building some kind of bracket to hold the unit. My search for a new unit hasn't turned up any info on if or where a new unit can be obtained other then the ones that look like it run up to $600+. Any info or advice will be appreciated.
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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What manufacturer & model do you have.

I own a 2002 Monaco Windsor with a Power Gear electric slide for both the front and back although they are different models. The front living room slide is held onto a bracket with either 3 or 4 bolts. The gear box connects to 2 drive shafts that have a bolt through each of the couplings.

To remove the motor you just have to remove the bolts holding the drive shafts in place and then the bolts that hold the gear box and motor onto the mounting bracket. On mine there is a 12 volt 2 prong quick connector that you have to unplug.

Power gear has a good website that has all the information on their products, if yours is made by Power Gear take a look on their website and see if you can find you model.

You cannot buy direct from Power Gear but have to work through an RV dealer repair facility. I had to replace mine ~3 years ago and had Veurinks get it for me, great people to deal with.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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Removing a PowerGear motor should be straight forward. Getting a replacement maybe a problem. I had good success getting a PowerGear replacement motor via Google.
Google the unit part number and see what you get. Lots of vendors to select from
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Several years ago, I copied some instructions provided to the question about removing the power gear slide motor on a 99 HR Endeavor 37 WDS. These instructions were provided on the Rambling Pushers yahoo site. I have no idea if they will help, but they are provided below:

The instructions are:


On the shaft that the motor drives you will see some allen head set screws on a collar ,loosen those set screws take a hammer and punch and slide the collars down , now loosen the big jam nuts that are on the shaft , remove the mounting bolts that hold the motor and gear box in place and slide the assembly out , to reinstall reverse the procedure Ive done this a couple of times on Endeavors its really not that hard to do . Eric 94 Nav.

Good luck and let us know how your repair goes.

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Old 11-08-2014, 10:08 PM   #5
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When mine broke going to the National rally(the mounting ears shattered) I wedge the motor back in place with 2X6 wood pads for the levelers then used a hand ax to wedge the wood in place. Used it for just about two months until I got home.

I bought a high torque motor from eBay, changed the wire end and replaced it for a few dollars more than my extended warranty deductible.

The prices vary widely on eBay. Try getting service in a reasonable amount of time in the Myrtle Beach or surrounding area quickest time 3-4 weeks more like 6 weeks plus.

I was looking to buy a used motor and use just the mounting case but the high torque seemed like a better idea but to tell you the truth I can't really see any difference.
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