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Old 08-15-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Slideout opening while driving

My living room slideout opens a small distance while traveling. About 3/4 inch.

I looked for a brake on the motor but did not see one.

Can any one tell me if this is a minor issue or something to be concerned with. Anyone know how to correct this?

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Old 08-16-2009, 12:21 AM   #2
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I thought all gear driven slides had brakes on the end of the motor. Some don't have a lever to disengage. If it were me , I'd take the end off the motor and see if it has a brake disk. I've seen pic's of the center of the disk torn out.
And yes I think it is a big concern if it comes out.

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Old 08-16-2009, 05:28 AM   #3
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Your drive motor was probably supplied my this company.
RBW Industries, Inc.-5th Wheel Hitches, LCD Mounts, Slide-Out Units....
You might check the motor for a part number and then see if this is the right place.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:39 AM   #4
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Sam,

I had a related question and started this thread:

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/wher...-go-55926.html

It has pictures of the slide-out locking bars furnished with some Monaco coaches.

FWIW

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Old 08-16-2009, 06:49 AM   #5
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Sam,
I think you have a powergear system on the main slide room. Check to see if you have a rubber boot on the end of the motor. Go to this site and look at page 8 Fig. 3 for the correct locked position of the brake lever.http://www.powergearus.com/documents...ideout_Sys.pdf
Also on your drive motor there should be a decal for lock and un lock direction.
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Sam, I am not sure what the monaco has to do with the Seabreeze but here is a photo of the lounge slide drive motor in my 2005 Dolphin.
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=11176

It has a id tag on it that says RBW Industries and that part is identified on their website. Be sitting down when you look at the price. It also might be worth a call to them and see if yours can be repaired.
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:07 AM   #7
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RBW and Powergear drive motors are equipped with external brakes.
National RV did not use slide room lock bars.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:16 AM   #8
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Samflhomes,

RBW Industries has been bought out by AL-KO. They are located in Chino, CA. Their phone number is 909-591-5359. The bottom of my lounge slide use to come out about 3/4" while traveling. Went to Al-CO and they gave me a new designed magnetic hold kit to replace the existing unit that is located on the end of the slide motor. Took care of the problem.

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RBW Slide Break

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RBW and Powergear drive motors are equipped with external brakes.
In the year he was speaking, RBW did NOT use an external brake. I can't speak from other years.

I just replaced my RBW motor & transmission for bedroom slide, and as soon as I find how to post photos, I hope I have good information for those who have gears with missing teeth. Mine lost a full 1/3 of the teeth before it totally failed.

Just picked up Friday, and new system has 2 less gears.
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Open your compartment door. You will notice a bar running along the top of the campartment. Follow the bar to one of the ends. There you will find the motor. On the bottom of the motor will be a sliver toggle in plain view. Make sure that this is pulled as far forward (ie away from the coach body) as possible.

This is the brake.

At least it is on my 03 Tropi-cal
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Sam, I am not sure what the monaco has to do with the Seabreeze but here is a photo of the lounge slide drive motor in my 2005 Dolphin.
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=11176

It has a id tag on it that says RBW Industries and that part is identified on their website. Be sitting down when you look at the price. It also might be worth a call to them and see if yours can be repaired.
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I don't know if my mine is RBW model yet but your photo of the motor looks exactly like mine. The tag read Vonweek?? Hard to read entire name. It is a 9.3 amp motor.

You say check with RBW but don't say what you think is wrong. There doesnot seem to be a brake on this motor. Are you saying the motor is defective causing the slide to move about 3/4 inch whil traveling? The slide goes in and out with no problem.
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Sam- one of the posters mentioned missing teeth. On a geared system, for a while anyway, the motor will spin past the missing teeth to re-engage good teeth & keep cycling till it hits a limit switch or a hard stop. I.e. slide would function, even tho teeth missing might cause the slippage while traveling you are experiencing. Time to put the slide in its best position for access to the mechanism & take it apart to see what's busted. Make sure to observe all safety precautions or else refer the work to qualified service help.
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Sam- one of the posters mentioned missing teeth. On a geared system, for a while anyway, the motor will spin past the missing teeth to re-engage good teeth & keep cycling till it hits a limit switch or a hard stop. I.e. slide would function, even tho teeth missing might cause the slippage while traveling you are experiencing. Time to put the slide in its best position for access to the mechanism & take it apart to see what's busted. Make sure to observe all safety precautions or else refer the work to qualified service help.
Engineer Mike talks about missing teeth and Ed Hessemer talks about a new magnetic hold kit from AL Ko.

I am still not sure what brand I a have (Power Gear or RBW) but I am inclined to beleive RBW, others have said there is no brake on this motor for the year I have.

Engineer Mike implies that it is the possible missing teeth that hold the slide from slipping out 3/4 inch while Ed's message implies it is some magnetic hold that is located on the end of the motor.

I will try to call AL KO but I would like to better understand what holds this slide from moving that 3/4 inch. If it is the gear teeth, how comes the slide moves every time I travel? Seems like I would have to have many missing teeth to have it move that 3/4 inch 100% of the time. If it is the new magnet hold kit, what does that part do?

As I said the slide works fine and I hear no unusual noises. Since the side of the motor gear is visable I suppose I could observe it while someone closes the slide and I look for missing teeth?

Thanks for all your advice.
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I also note from another post that the motor name is Von Weise. Is this name consistant with hAving a RBW slide out?
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