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Old 05-24-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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Newbie w/ slideout motor issue

Thanks in advance for the forum as well as any help and advice. I have a Power Gear Slide out motor that's shorting out. Power is good to motor but doesn't operate. When you ohm it directly, seems to be a direct short which is further indicated by sparks when you direct wire the motor. Here is the peculiar part, break does not release and if you remove the break from the motor, the motor works leading me to believe that is the problem

So the questions are: can the break mechanism be replaced or do you have to replace the entire unit? Where to buy? I have not had any luck with suggested sites from other post.

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Old 05-26-2010, 07:40 PM   #2
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Yes the brake is most probably the problem. You can replace just the brake. Call Fleetwood with your vin number and they will sell you the correct brake. The brakes for the levelers are different than the slide brakes or at least thats what FW told me. good luck and BTW, welcome to the forum.
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Elkhartjim, thanks for the reply. I have been told that Fleetwood has made changes and travel trailers are the red headed step child with them now and they no longer have any data base for TT, just RVs. I would think that since it is a Power Gear motor, they should be able to supply the brake, but the dealers are telling me that is not the case. Does anybody have any recent experience with this?
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Give FW a call. You may be red headed and a step child but somehow I believe they will try to help you. They are having so many calls about Power Gear problems.
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I had a motor go on a power gear slide out when I was in Elkhart IN and I called there 800 #. The wire to the brushes were broken and I thought I could get just brushes but had to buy the complete unit. (motor and gear drive) Our dealer here in Ontario has found someone to rebuild the motors but I have not needed an other one.
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Trynlearn, I recently had a problem with my front slideout on 06 Allegro Bay. Nobody would sell me just parts, mine was a small gear. I had to buy the whole unit from Tiffin at $636.
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I can see a huge black market developing for Power Gear parts. I carry an inventory of Power Gear parts not only for my slides but my jacks. On my last "stock" order from Fleetwood, they had to back order one item and it took them almost tow weeks to receive the item. I can only imagine how long it would have taken if I had been in "anywhere" USA. That is why I carry my own invenetory for such an inferior product.
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Well, I will add to this,my 1999 Monaco Diplomat (Power Gear) slide out motor fried for some reason unknown. I searched web found some new ones "BUT" there $800.00 not sure I want to spend that right now. I talked to 2 of our local elec motor guy's,and they said they could rebuild it but cannot get the parts,because there not Power Gear dealers.
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I will give FW a call tomorrow. I will be surprised if they can get the brake alone since the rv dealers are all telling me it is only sold as a complete unit. Hopefully I am wrong.
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I just received my Power Gear "stock order" and I have a brake, wiring harness and boot for the motor. $57 (about).
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