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Old 10-02-2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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Slide out Motor

My front passenger slide out didn't seem right while bringing it in today. Upon investigation, the slideout motor mounts were all broke. All 4 of them broke off the gear box. Has anyone ever had this happen before? I assume the bolts all worked loose and the motor shifted many times breaking off the mounts. However, the slide out always seemed to work well, until today.

Does the gearbox come with the motor as one unit? I'm afraid this will be expensive.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:38 PM   #2
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There has been numerous threads on this subject. Do a search and in the mean time here's just One thread dealing with the subject: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/its-...ts-330659.html

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Old 10-02-2017, 10:01 PM   #3
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Had the same issue on mine. Bolts worked loose and finally stripped the gears in the gearbox. New motor w/gearbox cost around $600.00.
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:19 AM   #4
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Those of us who have been posting on this now for 3 plus years it's disappointing to hear this report. We need to share this with other Newmar owners as we travel and meet owners. Started using checking slide out motor bolt check and then using lock-tight on the 4 bolts on each motor in my seminars at rallies as far back as early 2013.
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Old 10-03-2017, 06:55 AM   #5
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Do you think Newmar doesn’t believe in loctite or can’t afford a tube?

This really doesn’t speak well for our beloved Newmar. I’ve been in business for over 40 years and when you have an issue pop up more than once, you figure out a way to prevent it happening to your next customer. Especially when it’s so cheap to fix! Pure common sense.
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:10 AM   #6
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As was said thereare many threads on motor problems this link has it all, motors,slides, slide brackets , FWS's and other items related to your slide systems.
This link can be found in QT's # 3 ---- PROBLEM SOLVERS section.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:47 AM   #7
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I really don't know why this hasn't been addressed by Newmar. People have gone in for service and had their coaches inspected and haven't had the 4 bolts checked for torque or put lock-tight on threads. Newmar is the best but this is a weak link. Gives us something to talk with when we meet owners at RV parks or rallies.
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