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Old 02-22-2021, 02:57 PM   #1
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Loose Screws

Add this to your annual checklist.
This is the bedroom slide outside looking up. Track lost its screws. Other track was fine but loose. Estimating 250 cycles.
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What are the screws screwing into???
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My screws sheared off on the forward kitchen slide plate when the coach was 6 months old. They were way too small. I drilled and countersunk more holes in the steel plate and used heavier screws. Did the same to the rear kitchen and bedroom slide plates. Not a problem since.
Best of luck with your repair.
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What are the screws screwing into???


Wood. Itís not the ideal material.
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Thanks Winepress, I have added to our Check List from this link.

Did you use new plugs or just added the screws??
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I had this same identical problem- I fixed it myself by adding 30% more screws & putting slightly larger screws back in. I used stainless steel screws to get the higher tensile strength=greater strength. I've never broke another one since making this change.

Newmar tells me this happens when the slide motors are slightly out of sync. They recommend re-syncing the slide motor controllers. Not difficult but hard to get access to them - up inside frame rails -for an 'old man' such as I!

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Originally Posted by 007";5648171]Thanks Winepress, I have added to our [B][URL="https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/time-to-get-out-the-check-lists-432798.html
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Did you use new plugs or just added the screws??


Went with larger screws.
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I had this same identical problem- I fixed it myself by adding 30% more screws & putting slightly larger screws back in. I used stainless steel screws to get the higher tensile strength=greater strength. I've never broke another one since making this change.



Newmar tells me this happens when the slide motors are slightly out of sync. They recommend re-syncing the slide motor controllers. Not difficult but hard to get access to them - up inside frame rails -for an 'old man' such as I!



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Thanks, will look into motor sync
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I had the same thing happen. I added more screws but that plate was bent down and I donít like the amount of tork it took to tighten it back up. I outlined the end of the plate with a marker. I can see the plate shifts from the marked point depending on slide going out or in. I think the screws are going to loosen again. Iím taking it to Newmar to trouble shoot.
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