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Old 04-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Help! Mayday! S.o.s. Emergency!

I've got a BIG problem and need help ASAP! I have a slideout problem with our 2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT. Today I took the MH out for a spin and when I got back the slideout on the driver's side would only go out a few inches and stop! As it started out I heard a loud noise like something hung up then let go in the slide. A single electric motor has shafts going out to gears on each side of the slide. The gears look good and I lubed them just to be sure. After messing with it a while, it will go all the way out but makes loud noises and I can see the slide jerk like it's hanging on something. I checked the top of the slide and the sides and can't see anything that could be causing the problem.

Have any of you had this problem with your Monaco? I will call Monaco tech support tomorrow but wanted to get your input first.

The emergency is that we are supposed to leave Friday morning on a 2-week trip!

I would really appreciate any ideas you can give me!
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I just went through problems with my Diplomat - a little different in that the slide would not go out or in all the time and I thought it was an electrical problem but it turned out that the bolts holding the motor to the brackets had loosened and some had come out. In addition the shear bolt driving the rear section had broken but not all the way out so would still drive. Replaced the missing bolts and tightened the loose ones - replaced the shear bolt ( notice it is a grade 8 ) and all seems to be well so you might want to have a good look at the motor
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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So sorry to hear. What make is your system ?
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I wonder if some thing could have gotten under it from inside and is jamming up under there. I don't know if that is possible but it is some thing to check .
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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Crawl under and watch the slide while your wife presses the button
on the inside of the MH. Maybe you can tell where it is binding and causing
the jerking motion.
And I don't think it will fall on you and kill you.

(I added that because some of the nannies here will surely tell you how
dangerous that will be.....)

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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I'll inspect the gears again in the morning for loose bolts, but I looked pretty close and didn't see anything unusual.

As for the type of system, I don't have a clue.

I can get under there and watch the gears by bypassing the switches on the bay doors. The slides will not operate with a bay door open.
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May or may not be the case , but I had a slide not working properly a while back, turned out it was the slide topper getting hung up and not rolling out properly, something to maybe look at.
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Joe......If you look inside the bay, at the end of the geared rail, threr is a motor turning an arm with a shear pin in it. Check the pins at the end of both rails and the bolts holding the assemblies in. Also check that during your drive, nothing shifted and is interfering with the mechanism in the bay.

If you can't see the end of both slide rails in the bay, you can sometimes look through the wheel well and remove a cover plate. Good Luck
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Some slide out motors have a brake built into the end of the motor to hold the slide in place when the motor is not running but when powered up the brake releases. I had one that the brake would stick causing the slide to jerk. A sprayed a little WD40 on the linkage and freed it up. Good Luck
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Joe......If you look inside the bay, at the end of the geared rail, threr is a motor turning an arm with a shear pin in it. Check the pins at the end of both rails and the bolts holding the assemblies in. Also check that during your drive, nothing shifted and is interfering with the mechanism in the bay.

If you can't see the end of both slide rails in the bay, you can sometimes look through the wheel well and remove a cover plate. Good Luck
Don, on my MH there is one motor under the center of the slide, with shafts going out both directions to gears that mesh with the cogs on the rails. Would these pins be that the gear mechanisms or at the motor?
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May or may not be the case , but I had a slide not working properly a while back, turned out it was the slide topper getting hung up and not rolling out properly, something to maybe look at.
Bob, that's one possibility I had not even considered! I will check it in the morning! Thanks!
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Some slide out motors have a brake built into the end of the motor to hold the slide in place when the motor is not running but when powered up the brake releases. I had one that the brake would stick causing the slide to jerk. A sprayed a little WD40 on the linkage and freed it up. Good Luck
I'll sure check that out! Thanks!
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I wonder if some thing could have gotten under it from inside and is jamming up under there. I don't know if that is possible but it is some thing to check .
Darrel, I looked at the rail really close but couldn't see anything jamming it!
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Hi Joe

Sorry to hear about your slide. It's something I don't know much about.
Where are you heading for the next 2 weeks? I just left Raleigh NC and now In Atlanta GA for a couple of days. Then heading more west. Maybe New Orleans.
Then to Texas.
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