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Old 07-05-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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Bedroom Slide Shear Pin Replacement

I know many of you have replaced the shear pin for the gear on the bedroom slide. I am having trouble getting the old pin out on my 2003 Seabreeze LX 3841. With the rail right on top of the gear you are really working blind. I've used my phone camera to try to line up the holes, but I'm not getting anywhere. Plus there isn't much swinging room. If I could remove the rail, I would have clear access.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has some insight to make this job a little easier. Am I missing something here?
BTW, looking at the picture, it looks more like a roll pin rather that a shear pin.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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The coiled roll pin is what Powergear and RBW have selected as up graded pins over the standard split roll pin.
You may need to rig up a clamp to press the old pin out.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:37 PM   #3
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I'm not sure how your MH is set up but on mine (Dolphin) I can sit on the floor with my back to the closet and my feet on the bathroom wall and push the slide out. This will give me extra room to work and remove/install the pin. Also make sure your punch is the correct size and not hitting the shaft or too small and spreading the pin open in the shaft hole.
One time when removing my pin I couldn't get the pin out for some reason, so I rotated it 180 and it came right out. Don't know why.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:43 PM   #4
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Update. I got the old pin out. I used a bigger punch (1/4) and rotated the shaft 180 degrees. The cell phone camera was a HUGE help to be able to see when things were lined up. I put a 1/4 inch bolt and nut in there to get me home. Now I will try to find a new pin. My slide moves very easily, so I think what contributed to the problem is the rubber stops that are pretty much nonexistent. This causes the slide to try to go a little beyond where it should and stresses the pin a little bit each time. I will try to replace those as well.

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #5
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I had this problem as well, pin broke. The original was a 1/4"coil pin, so was stronger than a 1/4" roll pin, but still broke. I decided to always use a bolt and nut. After returning home replace it with a grade 8 1/4" bolt (Allen head) and lock nut. With no pin I could move the slide by hand so it appeared nothing was binding and confirmed the rear slide was on rollers.
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