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Old 09-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #11
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Since we had our motor replaced, we have had zero issues. The slide runs fast and smooth.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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We also have a 2012 X213 and love it however when sliding out the motor labours toward the end and we have to retract part way and then try to slide it out again. Sliding in we have no issues. We checked the colour of our slide motor and it is black, not gold or silver. Just wondered if anyone else had the same problem. The slide definitely work better if I stand under and push it a bit while my wife operates the controls however I did not think there should be a need for us to take that action in our baby's first year of service!
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:20 AM   #13
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Try lubing up the slide rails, wheels and rubber seals around the outside of the slide. This might alleviate some friction and help the slide move easier.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #14
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just got the new motor in. replaced 20amp fuse with 30 amp everything seems to work great.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #15
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Just a quick update regarding my un-level slide issue that I was having on my X213. I know I have read that others on JOF have had problems with the slide as well.

I had a new Slide Motor installed under warranty by my dealer and the problem seems to be solved. I have extended and retraced the slide several times and it seems to extend fully with the new motor and levels out every time. Slept 2 nights on it as well with now blood running to my head.

Attached are a few pictures for anyone wanting to compare what they have to my new one. New motor is silver, old one is a gold colour.
I know this is an old thread, but I am looking at buying a used 2012 x213 this week. After looking at these picture, it appears the Thomson Saginaw motor is replaced with a Tuson.

For any owners out there struggling to get traction with Jayco, it looks like the tuson is available for as low as $225. I might consider swapping it myself if I don't get the help I need.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #16
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Mine does click when fully extended and retracted....I operate it when I am plugged into my truck while it is running instead of the RV battery
Mine also clicks when fully extended and retracted. Seems to work the same on battery and A/C. No problems but it only 2 months old.

Anyone know if there's a maintenance schedule for lube? Don't remember seeing one.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #17
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I lube it once it starts to sound a little squeaky on the way in and out. It's going to depend on how much you use it and what climate you are. I do it about 3 times a summer season just to keep things moving. Hope this helps.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #18
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Mine also clicks when fully extended and retracted. Seems to work the same on battery and A/C. No problems but it only 2 months old.

Anyone know if there's a maintenance schedule for lube? Don't remember seeing one.
in my 2013 whitehawk manual, it says not to lube. I think I will anyways... just be careful when you do... use cardboard and slide it above the rails and below the floor of the slide. Any lube that gets sprayed onto the floor above the rails will be on your inside carpet the next time you slide it in.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:34 AM   #19
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When I first saw this thread with the UNLEVEL word in the title I was thinking of the other problem that I have read about the X213 has with the very heavy slide.

The adjustments seem to get out of whack over time and the end of the rear slide droops down some when extended. What I have read the slide when fully extended should be LEVEL and not drooping down on the far end of it. The results is the slide may tear the tops of the dinette seat or the couch. I was told to always be very cautious of where these top cushions are when bringing in the slide. It always amazed me there was never any designed support braces going down the trailer bumper. Those hugh rear slides has to weight a bunch. This earlier reported problem with the X213 had nothing to do with the slow moving motor problem.

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When I first saw this thread with the UNLEVEL word in the title I was thinking of the other problem that I have read about the X213 has with the very heavy slide.

The adjustments seem to get out of whack over time and the end of the rear slide droops down some when extended. What I have read the slide when fully extended should be LEVEL and not drooping down on the far end of it. The results is the slide may tear the tops of the dinette seat or the couch. I was told to always be very cautious of where these top cushions are when bringing in the slide. It always amazed me there was never any designed support braces going down the trailer bumper. Those hugh rear slides has to weight a bunch. This earlier reported problem with the X213 had nothing to do with the slow moving motor problem.

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Roy, the earlier reported problem with the X213 has everything to do with the slow moving slide. The reason why the slide was not leveling out was because it could not reach it's proper position because it was under powered by the slide motor. Now with the proper motor powering the slide, and the fuse upgrade, it extends (and retracts) to the correct distance, in-turn bringing it fully out, leveling out and engaging the clutch when fully extended.

Yes you still have to be mindful of the cushion issue, but from the start I never left the dinette cushions in place while retracing the slide, I just throw them up on the King Bed. It does graze my sofa cushion in one spot, but I carry a plastic tote lid that covers that area when retracting that deflects any direct contact between the slide and sofa.

I do agree with you that this slide is rather heavy and i don't know why they never made supports for the slide similar to a TT bed ends or the older Outback version of the rear slide.
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