Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 5
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.

medlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-22-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
RickO's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,530
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.

Good Luck,


Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
wa8yxm's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 23,927
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.
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 Dolphin 5374 Dining Room Slideout rwmol National RV Owner's Forum 1 08-26-2010 08:31 AM
Slideout problems 2004 Winnebago CarlJudy Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 08-19-2010 10:55 AM
2008 Fleetwood Expedition Slideout dberthelot Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 6 07-08-2010 08:22 AM
Slideout problems gterrell1 MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 04-06-2010 02:52 AM
Wiring Problems TWOCZTIFFIN Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 5 02-03-2008 08:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.