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Old 10-13-2021, 06:48 PM   #1
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Doing the Electric Slide...

We just returned home to SWFL from a short trip to Northern IL, Chain of Lakes. While there we had an issue with the 30 amp hookups. The issue was the power supply, not our coach. We are 50 amp and had to convert to a 30 amp connector (no biggie). I keep a connector on hand, but something happened to it within the first hour it was hooked up. It appeared to be frying inside itself (surging).

We were able to use a 30 amp extension line to another power panel, but I had to run to Wal-ly World for a new 30 amp connector. We finished the trip and everything was fine.

In true un-cool fashion (like an idiot), I left the new connector in the coach during the trip home. It was sitting on the back counter and somehow during the trip it slid into the slide wall. When we got home I tried opening the slide and that's when it happened...It racked up the slide parts knocking it out of alignment and damaging multiple parts. It bent the steel guide and once out of alignment the chain wedged in a metal bracket popping off retention rings and maybe bending some chain links.

I am trying to identify the part names and get an idea how hard it will be to repair. Any help is appreciated. I will try to post some pics showing the good side and damaged side.

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edoogma, I had major problems (mtr. broke all four bolts out of the gear box). I called Newmar, they could not get to the repair for months.. They said " we send a lot of our overflow to a local repair shop, we highly recommend them. Their name is "Custom RV repair". they are in Elkharts East side. Phone number is 574-333-3518. Give them a call I`m sure they can help!! Oh, prices are a lot lower than Newmar or others. Good Luck..


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You are not an idiot... you simply succumbed to the fallacy that things at rest will remain at rest...

Physics, in an RV or TT, is different than the rest of the Universe. We've all learned that lesson.
  • Things fall down on one trip and fall up on other trips.
  • Warranty coverage from RV manufacturers, suppliers and service providers use a different chronology than Earth.
  • Extended warranties do not cover your problem.
  • Your need for sleep after a long day driving when arriving at a campsite is inversely related to the quiet and solitude advertised in the brochure.
  • Your new site-neighbor (who has been there for two weeks) has a dog with a more active digestive system than the neighbor has plastic bags.
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I've NEVER done that.....
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You are not an idiot... you simply succumbed to the fallacy that things at rest will remain at rest...

Physics, in an RV or TT, is different than the rest of the Universe. We've all learned that lesson.
  • Things fall down on one trip and fall up on other trips.
  • Warranty coverage from RV manufacturers, suppliers and service providers use a different chronology than Earth.
  • Extended warranties do not cover your problem.
  • Your need for sleep after a long day driving when arriving at a campsite is inversely related to the quiet and solitude advertised in the brochure.
  • Your new site-neighbor (who has been there for two weeks) has a dog with a more active digestive system than the neighbor has plastic bags.
LOL...Thanks for the humor and truth!
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edoogma, I had major problems (mtr. broke all four bolts out of the gear box). I called Newmar, they could not get to the repair for months.. They said " we send a lot of our overflow to a local repair shop, we highly recommend them. Their name is "Custom RV repair". they are in Elkharts East side. Phone number is 574-333-3518. Give them a call I`m sure they can help!! Oh, prices are a lot lower than Newmar or others. Good Luck..


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Thanks Jim...I will reach out to them.
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I've NEVER done that.....
Thanks for making me feel better...NOT! LOL
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