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Old 07-29-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Where is super-slide motor?

Just purchased a '99 Fleetwood Discovery 36T and need to find the location of the living/dining room slideout motor just in case it ever stops operating. I have looked in all the basement compartments and no motor. The bar that turns the slide out is in the rear of the slide area vacated by the slide but can't believe they put the motor underneath the coach.

I called Fleetwood and they don't even know where the motor is. They did send me a wiring harness drawing going to the motor but it does not show where on the chassis it is located. Any help appreciated.

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Put the slide out out and look behind the compartments next to the frame rail. There will be a motor and gear reduction located at the end of the drive linkage.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I did look behind the compartments and the shaft runs from one end to the other with no motor. The shaft appears to extend past the opening underneath the center of the coach. I can see no way to get to this area without crawling completely underneath the coach near the center. How in the world would you release the clutch and be able to crank the slide in case of failure?

There must be an easy way or Fleetwood should get the 'Engineering Goof of the Decade' award.

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I think that all of the front or superslides motors are under the coach,I know mine is and the rear or bedroom slide motor is under the bed.
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Mine, also by Fleetwood, is where RV Wizard describes - right at the end of the forward gear rack. A shaft extends to the rearward gear. I just open the bay door and its right there.

Do you have the type of compartments that move in & out with the slide? If so, the motor has to be behind them.
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Yes, the basement compartments (the 2 in front) move in and out with the slide. I will look again but when I looked before, the shaft went all the way across the rear top behind where the compartments move back into. How would you crank the slide in if it is going where you are doing the cranking? If the motor is there, it is through the wall to the front of the coach. If that is where the clutch release and motor is located, you would have to crawl underneath the center of the coach to crank it back in (in case of failure to operate). I know a lot of engineers are dummies, but surely they would have had more sense than to put it where you couldn't use it.

Sure hope my motor never quits if that is the case.

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Burfurd, the motor is under the coach and you would have to crawl under it to get to the motor. There is still room between the back wall of the compartment and the motor to flip off the brake and with a socket wrench crank the gear reduction box to move the room. Maintain the slide out system, operate only with good voltage and you should rarely ever have to crawl under the coach.
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Thanks Mike. Sure hope I never have problems with it but just wanted to know where to run the slide in if I did have a problem. Nothing like being prepared.

One other thought, could I use an electric impact wrench with a socket and even a universal joint if needed to crank in the slide? Sure would be a lot easier.

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I would recommend an air ratchet over an impact. Much more slow and smooth movement. be sure everything is clear and you might even want someone to watch things from above as you will not be able to see what is going on, under the coach.
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I think you are probably right about the air ratchet. I do have a 3/8" air ratchet. Hopefully that will be enough 'oomph' for the job.

Thanks for all the information.

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