Originally Posted by patallee
Where do I find the slide motor/gear box for the large front slide on a 2016 Anthem? Upon arrival at campground, the slide made a loud metallic clanking sound when extending. I immediately stopped, came out about 2”, and retracted it. It retracted without issue or clanking sound. Is there anything I can check before heading to shop?
If you do determine you need a new motor an Entegra dealer is your only source. The motor is proprietary. I found as have others that Motor Home Specialist are the most reasonable in price. I made tool which can be used to manually move the slide in and out in emergency situation. Should be able to find the post if you do a search.
When my motor failed it went out and made these grinding noise. It would not retract. My motor mount screws were very tight.
I would recommend you brace your slide from the inside with 2 x 4 before you travel. The built in brake on your motor could also be defective which could cause your slide to drift out.
Best of luck.