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Posted: 08/01/22 02:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If any of you saw my post about my slide.....

Sooooo this is what happened!!

The reason this happened is the seal on the motor side somehow got stuck to the caulking on the slide, no idea why this would happen! So the motor side was stuck when I attempted to extend the slide not knowing it was stuck but then it broke free and the slide extended out.

So I think.....it is the motor side that jumped 3+ teeth (118.5 showing now) when it broke free.
I'm now thinking the motor side is the side I need to adjust (push slide in) to match passive side. Does this sound right? More I think about it the more sense it makes to me.
Passive side is showing 115 teeth.

I am going to attempt this on Wednesday. There is actually an access door to the motor underneath. Not sure what motor is down there but hope it is easy to disengage the gear. Then I will need to push that side of the slide in about 3 teeth worth. This slide is about 10' and holds the recliners and a table with 4 chairs.
Here is where I need your wisdom. Has anybody done this? Will I be able to push the slide in myself?

Thanks all! Oh, this is a through the frame slide, 2 rails with teeth on the bottom. It is NOT a in the wall schwintek!


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I did this years ago with my big slide that has drive gears on two rails. I remember having to loosen the gear drive on one side so the other rail would move independently to re-align it, then tightened the loose gear to match. My slide is way too heavy to be pushed, but I did need a helper to activate the motor.

I don't know if your setup is the same.

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some times a 2x4x8 helps give a little push.

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It won't help you but my Monaco has a built in winch and strap mounted in the storage bay to pull in the slide if for some reason it don't work as it should. Its just another of the little perks of a high end DP.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

It won't help you but my Monaco has a built in winch and strap mounted in the storage bay to pull in the slide if for some reason it don't work as it should. Its just another of the little perks of a high end DP.


That's great! Yeah I have some ideas (jack related) if I am not able to push it in myself [emoticon]

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Came up with another idea from some forum guys....I'm thinking I can disconnect passive side of the drive rod then slightly move the motor side with the motor. I'm just a little worried about getting the holes to line back up to reconnect drive rod.
But this seems the easiest way to do this since the drive rod is in the enclosed underbelly. Thoughts???

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cj99 wrote:

yes and they are : dont buy a RV


Yes and they are?? Thanks for the help [emoticon]

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Not many knowledgeable slide out techs on this forum anymore. Two good ones are no longer active here.

My thought on motor side needing adjustment. If motor side seals properly, slide in/slide out, that side should be okay. Motor side has a stop can, to stop, and adjusting lock nuts when going the other way.

If the non-motorized side is not sealing in or out (one or other) by 1/2", there are a couple bolts on my similar slide arm to loosen, and push slide in/out, to adjust, whichever is needed.

On mine for horizontal adjust, there are two bolts each side to loosen, push slide, retighten when clearance is satisfactory.

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MFL wrote:

Not many knowledgeable slide out techs on this forum anymore. Two good ones are no longer active here.

My thought on motor side needing adjustment. If motor side seals properly, slide in/slide out, that side should be okay. Motor side has a stop can, to stop, and adjusting lock nuts when going the other way.

If the non-motorized side is not sealing in or out (one or other) by 1/2", there are a couple bolts on my similar slide arm to loosen, and push slide in/out, to adjust, whichever is needed.

On mine for horizontal adjust, there are two bolts each side to loosen, push slide, retighten when clearance is satisfactory.

Jerry


It is not a matter of sealing or not. The slide is crooked and binds. There are 3-4 more teeth showing on the motor side when fully extended. It was the motor side that got stuck which makes me think when it broke free it skipped a few teeth.

I have a new plan to try.....IF I can crank the slide by the manual override then I will remove the bolt on the passive side drive rod, then crank the slide in some (only the motor side will move) to line it back up with the passive side! Replace bolt in drive rod and should be good to go (fingers crossed!)

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