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Old 08-27-2014, 11:50 AM   #1
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Accuslide motor problems

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I have a 2014 Montana High Country and have blown two slide out motors in 8 months since purchase. Has anyone experienced similar problems?
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:40 PM   #2
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Never had that problem myself but DO know the cause. Another RVer had one like it

Your control box is not shutting off power when the slide reaches end of travel, AccuSlice and Dometic (A&E Weatherpro awnings) use the same type of control.. IT senses the current and when it peaks.. Shuts off.

Yours is not shutting off

PLUS the switch is sticking (or there is a short in the wiring) causing power to be applied to the motor full time.

At least Accuslides are easy to manually override.. Just a flexible quarter inch hex extension shaft and a power drill (Reversable) battery or line operated makes no differnece.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for info.I know what first issue was .It was a screw that was not put in right under corner of slide and it was dragging across teflon runner sill causing resistance.Last motor gear box is a gearbox problem . I was wondering if there are not enough rollers under slide on sill. Slide is 12 ft and has one roller on each end. The bedroom slide is smaller with three rollers under it. The 12 ft slide has a neopreen material under it and material is wearing out in eight months. Bedroom slide has a hardboard material. How many rollers should there be under a 12 ft slide and what material should there be under it?
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We have a 2014 Montana High Country 343RL - and while we haven't encountered a problem yet, I am concerned with one of the LR slides as it sounds like it's laboring. I haven't spent much time under the three lower level slides yet, but already foresee that I'm probably going to have to do the same mod as I did on the '06 Titanium and that's to add aluminum strips for the 3 rollers to ride on, especially the BR slide. As far as the actual number of rollers - I'll take a look on Wednesday when I get back to the CG and before we leave on an extended trip. Maybe it needs more and I'll discuss with the selling dealer when it goes in for a couple of other warranty items in October
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Thanks for the reply and will wait for you inspection on # of rollers. That is a good idea on aluminum strips for rollers to roll on and less resistance. I will have to do that mod. Unit is in repair shop under warranty and I will pursue with dealer. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
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Thanks for the reply and will wait for you inspection on # of rollers. That is a good idea on aluminum strips for rollers to roll on and less resistance. I will have to do that mod. Unit is in repair shop under warranty and I will pursue with dealer. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
This is a photo (poor!!) of what I did on the Titanium. I used .125 thick aluminum plate, SS countersunk screws along with silicone sealant. I don't recall the width of the strip, but it was about an inch wider then the rollers, i.e. 6", so the screws wouldn't be in the screw path. You could probably use a bit thinner material, but the Glendale OEM fix was 1/8" and used a full coverage plate (if it was a warranty fix) which was too heavy and not necessary. It is a very easy DIY project, but it does take some time and a few bucks (S25 or so) to purchase, layout, drill and install the strips. The slide does have to be jacked up about a quarter inch to locate the strips, but that's easily done - I used a scissors jack and a 2x4 wood 'T' to distribute the load though a hydraulic jack would work but it's not as easy to control the lift







This was done in 2010 so details are a bit hazy so take any measurements as a best estimate even with the photo showing some numbers

Edit: don't put screw holes where you can't install screws (and you can guess why I know that)
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