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Old 04-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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Repaired the bedroom slide mech.

Good afternoon,
Some time ago I posted on here that my roadside bedroom slide was pausing when extending and retracting. Troubleshot the problem and discovered I had some teeth missing on the drive gear.
I ordered the whole shaft and spur gear assembly from powergear a couple of weeks ago and this morning I replaced the shaft.
I have to say this is one of the easier repairs I have made and am quite pleased because going in I didn't know if it would be difficult.
It took about one hour and all there was to it was remove the four bolts that hold the drive motor to the shaft mounting bracket, remove the motor and then remove two bolts each on a plate that actually holds the shaft in position on both sides of the gear track.
It was so simple I couldn't believe how well it went. I'm one happy camper and my wallet is I'm sure a whole lot better off with me doing the work.
I'm posting this, well because I'm happy and also in hopes that if someone else has this type of slide drive system and encounters this problem that they can repair it themselves.

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Sometimes the hardest part of the job is getting past the thinking part of it. I know how happy you are about doing it and saving a few bucks also.


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Old 04-05-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Great job. Thanks for the information.

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Old 04-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #4
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Good for you!!!
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:41 AM   #5
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Great job and thanks for sharing. How did you determine what parts you needed? My bed slide does the same thing and I have not had a chance to look at it yet.

Is there a model number on the slide mechanism so you can order the parts?

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Old 04-06-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
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Seems to be a common problem with the Power Gear mechanisms. The gear on my bedroom slide broke a few teeth and I had to replace it. Power Gear refused to sell me a gear... they wanted only to sell the motor/gearbox for about $300. I found another guy that had a spare gear ... he gave it to me and I was back in business.

Here's what my broken gear looked like ( can't seem to get the photo to work)
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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mhansen and PanJH,
I got in touch with powergear on their website http://www.powergearus.com/Maintenance.asp
There is phone contact numbers on their site.
The process is you need to get the slide system # that Monaco assigns to your particular coach and specific slide. That means you will have to get a hold of Monaco somehow and get that slide number. After that you provide powergear with the slide system # and then they can look up the particular parts you need. I talked to a tech services person who looked up the part #'s.
It was hard to get through to powergear unless you call them early after they open. They do have voicemail and did call back and leave a message. Eventually I got through to a gal who sent me an email with the parts breakdown with part numbers in a schematic.
For the life of me I can't remember her name but I will try and find it and post later.
She did let me order the parts I needed by putting my info in an email but they prefer a fax order.
By the way the whole shaft assemblly I needed which included the shaft spacer's, washer's, bushings and spur gear was around $80.00. I also ordered an additional spur gear in case I break some teeth on the gear again.
Hope this helps you.

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