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Old 03-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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This is my first post but I've been reading (and searching) for quite some time.

Well I picked up a 93 Skyline Nomad Century 30' for really cheap as it needs some TLC. I come to find out that the main slide will not close. I can hear the drive motor rocking back and forth but it's binding up somewhere. The slide seems to be gear driven as there is a long rod that runs the length of the slide. There are 2 round cylinders in which it looks like there is some sort of gearbox on the end of each cylinder.

Has anyone experienced this? I plan to clean off the square steel braces and the roller that the square steel rides on but I'm afraid that the problem rides in the steel cylinders and there doesn't seem to be any access to them for lube.

Any ideas?

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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This is my first post but I've been reading (and searching) for quite some time.

Well I picked up a 93 Skyline Nomad Century 30' for really cheap as it needs some TLC. I come to find out that the main slide will not close. I can hear the drive motor rocking back and forth but it's binding up somewhere. The slide seems to be gear driven as there is a long rod that runs the length of the slide. There are 2 round cylinders in which it looks like there is some sort of gearbox on the end of each cylinder.

Has anyone experienced this? I plan to clean off the square steel braces and the roller that the square steel rides on but I'm afraid that the problem rides in the steel cylinders and there doesn't seem to be any access to them for lube.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Jake
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:33 AM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">93 Skyline Nomad Century 30' </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
You might try the company for some help on the slide design and which company made the slide parts.
Skyline Corporation Headquarters
2520 By-Pass Road
Post Office Box 743
Elkhart, Indiana 46515
(800) 348-7469
(574) 294-6521

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Old 03-15-2007, 07:42 AM   #4
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I had that happen to our Nash the first year we had it. It sounds like you have a rack & pinnion drive. That means there is a "rack", (a flat gear the length of the ram) and a small gear on the end of the shaft that goes from one ram to the other with a small gear on the other end. I hope you can follow all that. Does the slide try to move on one end? If so, the gear or rack may have one or more teeth stripped off on the side that won't move. On mine the ram got out of line causing it to bind therefore stripping the teeth off the ram. It would move maybe an inch and the clutch would rattle, reverse it and it would move a little and the clutch would slip. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #5
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Well I removed the motor and found that the output drive gear in the gear reduction gearbox is broken. The slide went in just fine via the hand crank.

I will now contact Skyline regarding a new gear reduction box as I cannot find any information regarding a H&H Slide Out 34:1 gear box.

Thanks for the suggestions...
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:22 PM   #6
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I sure lucked out this last weekend. After coming home I set up and ran the kitchen slide out and it stuck on one side. However an investigation revealed that a cantelope had rolled behind the trim on the side. Boy those cantelopes are tough.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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you can use a hand crank! !!

I didn't know that. Does it apply to all trailers with slides? How do I check if I can do it to mine?

I knew the dealer really glossed over our walkthrough, but that would be significant to know.
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Every manufacturer will supply some form of manual crank. It might be a long handle like a speed wrench or it might be simply remove a pin and push. Each one is different. Next time you are back to your selling dealer, make them show you how to do it. It is not a matter of if, but when!
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