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Old 01-17-2010, 05:50 PM   #15
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Not sure what kind of slides I have. 2004 Pace Arrow 37-C. Where are these bolts?
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:40 AM   #16
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Not sure what kind of slides I have. 2004 Pace Arrow 37-C. Where are these bolts?
The mechanism for our slide is mounted under the slide. Our storage bays come out with the slide, so I have to climb under the slide and behind the storage bays to gain access.

The PowerGear slide mechanism for longer slides has a gearmotor in the center of the slide. The gearmotor drives 2 shafts comprised of square steel tubing. The shafts drive gears mounted near the outer ends of the slides. The bolts connect the gearmotor to the shafts and connect the shafts to the outer gears. There are a total of 4 bolts in our slide mechanism.
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Thanks PAZ that's what I have. I will get some extra bolts. My unit is stored now with the slides in. Do you know the size and length of the bolts? Do you have a problem getting the two pieces out or does the bolt go all the way through with a nut. Thanks for your help. I bought some slide lubrication from WM, it's a silicone and will not attract dirt, it's a dry lub. Did we ever decide on grade 5 or 8 here?
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source of information. on the link below go to appendix B page 82 tip sheet #73 for the grade of bolt and torque requirements.
http://www.powergearus.com/documents...ideout_Sys.pdf
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Thanks Richard, looks like a lot of the repeat problems people maybe having would be not using the specialty designed bolts and nuts. I would think getting them from Power Gear would be the way to go.
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Thanks PAZ that's what I have. I will get some extra bolts. My unit is stored now with the slides in. Do you know the size and length of the bolts? Do you have a problem getting the two pieces out or does the bolt go all the way through with a nut. Thanks for your help. I bought some slide lubrication from WM, it's a silicone and will not attract dirt, it's a dry lub. Did we ever decide on grade 5 or 8 here?
Grade, Still being discussed

The bolts on my Damon are 1/4 inch diamater by 1" long though 1 1/4: might be easier to insert if there is nothigng snaggable within a half inch of 'em.
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Thanks PAZ that's what I have. I will get some extra bolts. My unit is stored now with the slides in. Do you know the size and length of the bolts? Do you have a problem getting the two pieces out or does the bolt go all the way through with a nut. Thanks for your help. I bought some slide lubrication from WM, it's a silicone and will not attract dirt, it's a dry lub. Did we ever decide on grade 5 or 8 here?
My bolts are 1/4-20 X 1 1/2" long, but 2" also has enough clearance to work. I use Grade 8 (which is what was originally there), but may try Grade 5 next time I have to buy bolts.

The bolt isn't hard to get out. To get the bolt out of the hole, I "bump" the slide switch to move the slide in slightly to relieve tension on the mechanism (about 1/8 turn of the square shaft), then I turn and wiggle the square shaft on the broken end with a 10" Crescent wrench to get the holes aligned to get the old bolt out and the new bolt in.
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Ever wonder about trying a hex socket head bolt (capscrew)? They are graded differently than regular bolts (I think).

Another thing you might try. Get a bolt that the "shank" goes all the way through the tubing, then cut off the extra threaded area not needed. The "shank" (body) of the bolts is stronger and more snug fitting than the threaded part. You could make up several of these in advance. Might be worth a try...
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Another thing you might try. Get a bolt that the "shank" goes all the way through the tubing, then cut off the extra threaded area not needed. The "shank" (body) of the bolts is stronger and more snug fitting than the threaded part. You could make up several of these in advance. Might be worth a try...
This is a good idea. The root diameter of the thread of the bolt is smaller than the shank (unthreaded portion) of the bolt and is therefore weaker. The trick is to get the shank long enough so the unthreaded portion is beyond the thickness of the drive shaft, but still short enough that the nut can be properly torqued.

I think this is what is special about the bolts and nuts that are recommended by PowerGear. The shank on the bolt goes just beyond the thickness of the drive shaft, and there is an unthreaded recess on the back side of the nut.
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The nut and bolt that Power Gear uses follow the principals used in aircraft manufacturing. Also if the nuts are not torqued correctly the joint will be sloppy.
Power Gear supplies the right hardware but the coach manufacture installs it, sometimes they do it right and other times they don’t.
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