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Old 01-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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slideout shaft

can you get a new slidout shaft the one that has the gear on it from the motor. I keep shearing pins and the shaft is ate up some where the pin goes or is their another jind of shaft that is better

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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Welcome to IRV 2. If you could tell us what type system / mfg , it would be helpful in answering your question. Also year and make of your RV.



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Old 01-19-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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slideout shaft

pins are made to be sacrificed. If you keep shearing pins your slide out has a problem. It is not sliding as it should.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:54 PM   #4
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My bet is your slide is out of rig either end is is contacting the stop before the other. Also when you install a new bolt insure the threads are all the way through the shaft and it takes 2 or 3 washers for the nut to tighten.
I had this happen to our DS plus the forward stop bolt was broke.

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Old 01-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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I am going to take a highly educated guess here (Highly educated because the phrase "Been there, done that" applies)

He has a power gear rack and pinion system, and the pins are quarter inch bolts.. Hopefully he's been buying grade 8

When I was only a little bit younger I was buying those things by the dozen, literally, a couple times a year.. Someone dropped a hint and now.. Well the last dozen has lasted a LONG time.

Here's the hint.

IF there are THREADS inside the shaft, then it tends to shear the pins faster.

Get a longer bolt, One long enough that the smooth portion of the shank goes ALL THE WAY THROUGH.. Yes, you will have to put several thick "Fender washes" under the nut in order to get it to tighten down (By the way, Use nylock nuts)

And like magic they stop shearing as fast

Oh, I did have to re-dress and re-drill the square saft too. I (Thankfully) did not mess up the gear shaft or the transmission shaft.
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