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Old 12-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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slideout problems

I am a new member and just bought a 1999 Londonaire 43 foot with single slide. I accidentally tried to slide room out with the front arm locked and not until I heard a loud pop did I realize the lock was still in place. Now the front of the slide closes but the rear stays out about one and a half inches. Also when it is out, the top of slideout does not close gap, staying in about one and a half inches , the bottom of floor does drop down to flush but it tilts in at top. I am in cold weather with snow so I just crammed blankets in the top between wall and slideout. I called Newmar and asked about loosening the trans torque bushing, but the tech said that would not help and it jumped a cog on the rear and that I would need to take it to a dealer to have them raise the slideout to adjust. I would like to adjust it myself as the closest dealer is 200 miles away, and I dont like dealers anyway, as well as paying several hundred dollars to adjust when I can . I had two Newmars before so I know about the way the slideout works. Has anyone else had this happen and adjusted it themselves.

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hi Medlin and welcome to iRV2! I'm sure some of our Newmar experts will be along shortly to provide some input and hopefully you can get the job done yourself without having to trek 200 miles through the snow.

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Old 12-23-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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Sounds like you have rack and pinion slides. The Power Gear web site has one method of re-aligning.. I had to invent my own before i went there but it's basically the same

Under the slide you should see two racks. (Long rails with gear teeth on them) run the slide about half way out.. Now look for the PINION (the gear that engages the rack) It should have a couple of spring pins that hold it in place.. Pull a pin and tap gently on the end of the shaft with a hammer, this should knock the gear sideways and out of contact with the rack... You can now use a combination of a yard stick and brute force to slide the end of the slide you just freed up. When both sides are the SAME DISTANCE from the main body.. Gently tap the gear back into place and re-pin.. You may still be off one notch but usually it takes no more than one or two tries.
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