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Old 07-10-2016, 11:53 PM   #1
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Another slide problem

Just got back from a day at the beach. Six actually. Arrived and set up ok. Had fun, time to leave. BR slide comes in fine, LR slide comes in about a foot and the end behind the drivers seat slows and stops while the other end continues for a few more inches and stops in a bind. We extend the slide back out fully and repeat the process three or four times with the same results. Being Sunday, we could not get a service tech to come right away but one was kind enough to help me over the phone.
Long story short, the bolt that secures the tube to the shaft of the motor sheared. I removed the bolt from the other side and went to Ace HW. Found one close to what I had and low and behold it fit. Put the other one back and had DW try to pull the slide in. It worked. At least it pulled the slide in flush on the back side but on the front side (behind drivers seat) where I had to replace the bolt still stuck out about four to six inches. I figured it was good enough to get us home.
Any suggestions other than take to the shop?

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Old 07-11-2016, 12:51 AM   #2
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Sounds like , when you installed the bolt the shaft was 180 degrees out of sync with the motor and second drive shaft .
If that sounds like it's a possibility , can you remove the bolt and then put the back of the slide out till it squares up and re-install the bolt?

If that doesn't sound like it's possible , could you post pictures of where the bolt is ?

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Old 07-11-2016, 10:10 AM   #3
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This is not an uncommon issue with Monaco coachs. The best fix at this point is to move the slide out slightly until the new bolt is easy to remove and remove the bolt. SLOWLY extend the slide until the front and rear ends are extended out the some distance from the side of the coach and reinstall the bolt. retract the slide and see if both ends contact the coach at the same time. If they do, extend the slide and verify both ends of the slide come out the same distance within about 1/2". If they do, you're done, if not, make small adjustments by removing the bolt and reinstalling it 1/2 turn each time.

While you are there, make sure the teeth on both gear packs are good, no broken teeth, this can cause the bolt to shear.

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Old 07-11-2016, 10:56 AM   #4
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Makes sense

Skip & Dennis, thanks for the help. I think I can do what you suggest and will give it a try. Will let you know how it works out. Mike
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:59 PM   #5
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when all done wrapped the bolt with tape to keep them in place if they break and they will
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:03 PM   #6
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The replacement bolts should be hardened rated, available at Ace Harware.

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