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Old 12-06-2005, 07:23 PM   #1
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Just happened to be putting some stuff under the bed and notice that a treaded rod was bent in half and broken. Called Newmar and it seesm that this rod is a "in/out" limiting rod.


On my coach (MA gas) you have 2 covers that you can lift off to service the slide motor and hardware. The rod runs between the fixed portion of the slide and the moveable portion. Could someone check to see where the stops are (usually a couple 1/2" nuts) and report back. I plan to take it in asap. But, I would like to know if anyone else has this and does it work.
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Just happened to be putting some stuff under the bed and notice that a treaded rod was bent in half and broken. Called Newmar and it seesm that this rod is a "in/out" limiting rod.


On my coach (MA gas) you have 2 covers that you can lift off to service the slide motor and hardware. The rod runs between the fixed portion of the slide and the moveable portion. Could someone check to see where the stops are (usually a couple 1/2" nuts) and report back. I plan to take it in asap. But, I would like to know if anyone else has this and does it work.
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Old 12-07-2005, 06:47 AM   #3
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Dale,
My stops are about 25 3/8" from the front stop nut to the double stop nuts and 11" from double nuts to back stop nut. I would go to a hardware shop and buy a new rod they should have the correct size rod. What caused the bend? I did adjust double nuts maybe 1/8".
On another subject Henderson bar someone mentioned a new connecting plate for attachment to differential and 120'lb because brakets were coming loose louseing fluid by bolts. Have you had any problem with your DIY SETUP. Thank you. "007"
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What is the total length of the rod? I figured about 40.5" from the bent version. Could you take a digital picture and email it to me. Does the rod float or is one end fixed? Is the fornt stop the fixed tab or the moveable portion.

I don't have the oil problem as I don't use the bolt that is in the oil level. I saw that when I did my orginals design. Check my pictures and you will see that I am up 1 bolt hole compared to the Henderson version.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:13 AM   #5
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I uploaded 2 pictures of the broken/bent rod to My Yahoo Photos. Look in the Repairs folder.
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:17 AM   #6
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"Broken rod in the bedroon slide"
"...it seems that this rod is an in/out limiting rod..."

You know, you don't have to suffer with this anymore. There are medications now that....
oh, you meant the RV. Sorry.

Sorry, I couldn't resist. It was almost screaming at me for a smart a#% comment.
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Old 12-08-2005, 09:09 AM   #7
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I guess I stepped into that one. Maybe I should call Newmar and see if they have an MH Viagra
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Dale my rod is 42" : long the rear plate is what holds the rod fixed with two nuts each side of plate. The double nuts are exactly 11 1/4" on center from face of rear plate , no more or you will crush the wardrobe cabinets. The rod passes thru the front plate,opening or closing. The nut up front is adjustable stop when slide opens to outside wall, about 25 1/4". I adjusted this stop nut 1/8"+ to close slide tighter against outside wall when slide is opened. The rod just glides thru the hole in front plate, its just metal to metal no nylon guide.
Thanks for info on bar, I have the bar will call Henderson to see whats up. "007"

What caused the rod to snap like that?
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I suspect that the double nuts were not tight and one moved to far forward as you can see in the photos I uploaded.
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:19 PM   #10
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I have repaired, set the adjustments and saved myself a 6 hr round trip to the dealer. With a little math and some common sense it is an easy fix. It only took about 20 mins to install, adjust and only cost about $6.50. I could have done it under warranty and it would have probably cost me a half tank of gas, 1 day or longer and a 2 week wait.
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It looks just like my setup, you do have two nuts holding rod locked in place on back plate, right?, hard to see them in pic, good job. "007"
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Yes, I have the fixed end secured with 2 nuts. I will be checking the rod as part of my maintence schedule from now on.
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Old 03-14-2006, 07:18 PM   #13
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I have repaired the links to the photo's and added a diagram and how I fixed mine.

Note - 37 1/4" - 13 1/4" = 24"



OBTW - I have uploaded all my photos to the IRV2 photo site.
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Excellant info Oemtech, thanks.

I do have one question- Do you think that the motor that runs the bed in and out is strong enough to actually brake that rod? If so, did you have any other damage to your MH?
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