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Old 12-16-2011, 09:07 AM   #31
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Slide problems too

We purchased a 2010 Eagle 321RLTS last fall. When we went to pick unit up it had some repairs that needed done. We left unit there and they delivered to us just before Christmas. Unit sat in driveway until spring. When we went to use it in spring we got the small living room slide out about 6 inches before it failed. Service guy came from dealership and removed slide motor and pulled gear case apart, one of the gears had stripped off. And guess where it was made, CHINA. New one was installed that was made in US. We were told it was a heavier slide motor, but who knows. It has worked fine so far, I wanted them to replace slide motor on big slide as well but they told me it should be fine as it was a bigger slide motor. I never removed cover to check if it was also made in China but it's likely a safe bet. We are spending winter in Arizona and every time we use slide I am expecting it to fail. I owned a 2008 Jayco with 20 foot slide and never had a problem with it but it had a different system all together. Not sure why a company would change something that works but I assume its money. The sad thing is we buy american made products and the American company is cutting costs using cheap Chinese crap.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:56 AM   #32
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3 out of the 4 slides in my rig had identical motors (the exception being my master bedroom slide). There are access panels beneath the rig that Jayco cuts-in; I would suggest taking the time to look at the other motors. I think you will find the same junk ones that failed previously. I would demand having these others replaced as well - before you are stuck somewhere remote...
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:00 PM   #33
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Mine has an "M-tec" slide motor with a rack and pinion gear. Anybody have any idea where they are made? No problems with it yet but it is only a small sofa slide.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:55 AM   #34
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good luck getting them to replace the motor before it fails.. i spent alot of time on the phone without any luck they refused to fix something that is not broken, i have since then had the main slide motor fail, they still would only replace the one that failed,
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #35
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That's too bad; did you do the repair or was it done at a dealer? Jayco saved $$$ with my repair - because I did it (see one of my numerous posts on the reason). I replaced all three motors even though only one failed. I also personally delivered the three OEM junk ones back to the factory this past October...
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