mb0921, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. The best thing for the motor slideout assmy. is good battery voltage. It is when low voltage is used to drive the slideout that reaks havock on the drive mechanism. Fourteen years is pretty good for a slideout system. Sorry I can't give you any comparison between Klauber and Powergear. Good luck and enjoy the website.
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7