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Old 05-28-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Bedroon slide makes noice but wont move - Please help

2005 Natinal Seabreeze 1341 the rear bedroon slide makes its usual noice but doesnt move. I was able to close it manually using a wrench. One monent it worked the next not. It is leavel, there is power (because it makes the usual noise) just no movement. Is there a key or pin that may be broken? Please share any ideas - We are about to leave for a long trip and are not sure what to do.

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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If you can determine the brand of the slide mechanism, you can download the service manual from this search result.

Nearly all electric slide mechanisms have a shear pin. It is usually near the drive gear, and some wider slides have 2 shear pins, one at each end of the jack-shaft that connects the 2 drive gears. Most shear pins are 1/4" X 1.25" long bolts with a lock-nut.
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I would have to agree. It's a shear pin for sure. I haven't had the same issue with my own 2005 Dolphin, but I think if you can get a look at the shaft with a flashlight you'll find out where the shear pin is at.
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John,

NRV had a problem with poor quality shear pins from 2002 to 2005. I am fairly sure that is your problem. When you have it replaced, make sure they use anodized, or case hardened pins. And get a couple of spares!

Happy Trails!

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http://www.irv2.com/forums/f105/bedr...pin-79089.html This past post has some info on the bedroom shear pin. The pins I have been using and having good luck with were bought at Lowes and are 1/4 x1", steel/zinc plated and made by Crown Bolt
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John,

NRV had a problem with poor quality shear pins from 2002 to 2005. I am fairly sure that is your problem. When you have it replaced, make sure they use anodized, or case hardened pins. And get a couple of spares!

Happy Trails!

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I disagree with that statement. I want the cheapest, easiest to replace, part to fail first, not an expensive, hard to replace gear drive assembly. I use standard hardware, grade 3 bolts (like Belgian). I may replace one every few years, but it is easy and cheap.
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As noted, the idea behind a shear pin is for it to be the weak link in the system and fail before the expensive parts fail. Only replace a shear pin with a like shear pin of the same material.

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Disagree with statement...

Ray, IN,

Not sure why, or what you disagree with. If there is a weak point in the system, wouldn't you want to make it stronger to avoid future failures? By replacing a poor quality shear pin with a high grade one does NOT cause something else to fail.

I stick with my assessment of replacing the failed, poor quality shear pin with a higher grade one that will not fail. Yes, I have had that experience and the slide now works perfectly and no sign of impending doom!

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