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Old 11-18-2021, 08:39 AM   #1
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Slide out crooked 94 Mountain Aire

I’m Gary and I recently purchased a 1994 Newmar Mountain Aire 36’ motorhome. I may have bitten off more than I can chew as I work to repair and remodel. It 47,500 miles runs and purrs like a kitten BUT there was a major leak in back bedroom that was left untreated and so I had to rip out floor and walls and replace. Bed needs replacing as well. My biggest problem right now is my Slide out won’t go all the way out or all the way in leaving 4” gap. I’ve included some pics that may help… this is the first of many issues I’m sure…
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Old 11-18-2021, 09:35 AM   #2
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This can be evened out by loosening the Trans Torque bushing on the drive motor that opens and closes the slide.
1. 1Loosen the nut 1-1/2" (I believe). To accomplish this, break it loose 1/4-1/2 turn, tap bushing, loosen some more, etc until the shaft is free. DO NOT TAKE THE NUT ALL THE WAY OFF, just enough to move slide by hand.
2. You should be able to push the slide out by hand in or out. Once the slide is lined up Re-Torque the bushing nut.
I learned to do this after forgeting 1 slide lock and trying to open the slideout.
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Old 11-18-2021, 01:11 PM   #3
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The nut to be loosened on mine is about midpoint of the shaft and about midpoint of the slideout. It was an eye-bulgingly hernia inducing tight upside down in a cargo box but once just loose it made the front and rear able to slide in and out independently. I couldn't really push my slide in to make the correction, I had to put a wrench on the rear shaft. My gap issue was just like yours just not as bad. Cranked it all shut tight and retightened the nut. The rear still isn't exactly dead perfect to my eye but it shuts enough to be weather and wind tight. When cleaning the coach I might notice it and consider tweaking it for a moment but I'd prefer not to ever mess with that nut again.

Tip. Messing with that nut is the factory approved way to manually retract or extend the slide if you have a motor type failure. How about no? The motor is held onto the transmission by a couple of little philips screws. Take them out, let the motor hang down, and now you can move your slide in or out as you like. I use a big adjustable wrench. I'm about 175 pounds. Perhaps if there were more of me or I had help I could skip the wrench and just push it in? I don't know and it's been behaving quite well for over a year so I hope not to find out.
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This can be evened out by loosening the Trans Torque bushing on the drive motor that opens and closes the slide.
1. 1Loosen the nut 1-1/2" (I believe). To accomplish this, break it loose 1/4-1/2 turn, tap bushing, loosen some more, etc until the shaft is free. DO NOT TAKE THE NUT ALL THE WAY OFF, just enough to move slide by hand.
2. You should be able to push the slide out by hand in or out. Once the slide is lined up Re-Torque the bushing nut.
I learned to do this after forgeting 1 slide lock and trying to open the slideout.
Good Luck
Trans Torque Bushing? Here’s some more pictures maybe you can point that out?
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Old 11-18-2021, 06:14 PM   #5
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This can be evened out by loosening the Trans Torque bushing on the drive motor that opens and closes the slide.
1. 1Loosen the nut 1-1/2" (I believe). To accomplish this, break it loose 1/4-1/2 turn, tap bushing, loosen some more, etc until the shaft is free. DO NOT TAKE THE NUT ALL THE WAY OFF, just enough to move slide by hand.
2. You should be able to push the slide out by hand in or out. Once the slide is lined up Re-Torque the bushing nut.
I learned to do this after forgeting 1 slide lock and trying to open the slideout.
Good Luck
Trans Torque Bushing? Here’s some more pictures maybe you can point that out?
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Old 11-18-2021, 06:49 PM   #6
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It should be located by the drive motor.
Follow the shaft to the motor.
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On my 1994 KountryAire it's halfway down the shaft between the two spiked wheels. Nowhere near the motor. I know our coaches aren't identical but my nut is in the middle of the middle storage compartment. You about have to stand on your head in the compartment with a flashlight to see it. Got "flats" on it like bolt so you can use a wrench on it.
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Thanks. I’ll let everyone know if I get her straight. Headed out of town so looks like I’ll have to wait until Sunday for answers!
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This motor?

This motor?
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it will be between the two sprockets.



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What’s the deal with the GMC nest to your new rig?
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What’s the deal with the GMC nest to your new rig?
That’s actually 1974 Airstream Argosy motor home. I’m finishing up a few interior walls before we paint the exterior.
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it will be between the two sprockets.



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Walk me through this… please

Ok. I’m ready to adjust this slide. I have a couple quick questions…
1. Is the slide “drive shaft” spring loaded?
2. I assume the bolt we are loosening is the one in the pic below.
3. If that’s it… the bolt goes all the way through and there’s a nut on the other side.
4 if I pull the bolt how will I line it back up to put it back in?
5. Sorry I have carpenter skills… my father was a mechanic I should have paid more attention…
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