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Old 11-11-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Slide Out Motor Gone

I have a 31' Designer Series. The motor for large living room slide quit working. A repair person removed the motor three months ago. Before leaving, he manually opened the slide. Next week I will taking a trip. Can someone tell me how manually retract the slide-out, and then open it up again. Any ideas on where I can find a motor?
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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HI I dont have a motor home but do have a slide out... most motors have a spot at the end where you can put a ratchet in to manually move the slideout.
It is a slow process but can be done... HOWEVER when you are in there check all the connections and make sure they are tight... I had a ground failure on mine last year... re-pinched the connecter and all was good...
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:24 AM   #3
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What year is your rig? I listed a similar problem months ago; my particular unit could not be manually closed due to a frozen clutch. Check you owners manual - my type listed a 9v battery is used to manually disengage the clutch to close it (but like I just stated - this did not work for me)
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Slide Out Motor Gone

Our 31' Designer is a 2005. Thanks for your input...will check it out.
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:06 PM   #7
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Greetings Waynebo... I have a 2011 JayCo 365BHS and the slide motor on my living room slide is also shot. Luckily it's under warranty, so it's in the shop now getting a new (hopefully NOT Chinese built - evidently, there are a ***LOT*** of Chinese slide motors that JayCo is replacing under warranty!) motor. What the Camping World (Colorado Springs) mechanic said was that the slide was installed SLIGHTLY "off-kilter" so the struggling slide motor failed and the "shear pin" was worn out. Needless to say, I don't think there's any way to MANUALLY open/close the slide - it's pretty big and pretty heavy (I did have to "help" mine open/close the last couple of trips of our season). Good luck!
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:28 PM   #8
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The slide motor on my large living room slide has been weak since day one, but recently it has started tripping the relay when bringing the slide in. It has never done this when putting it out. My dealer has a new motor for it under warranty and it will be installed sometime this winter. I am on my winter home base site so I'm in no hurry. The service manager did tell me Jayco has had a lot of problems with the large slide motors and the replacements are heavier duty. I hope he is right and not just blowing smoke.
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Ed, search my posts concerning this topic (I included pictures too). And yes, the new motor appears better built. I'm calling BS on the "off kilter" theory; the OEM is a piece of garbage from China...
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Ed, search my posts concerning this topic (I included pictures too). And yes, the new motor appears better built. I'm calling BS on the "off kilter" theory; the OEM is a piece of garbage from China...
Is the one you now have the new OEM? I have not looked at mine but they work fine. How can you identify the potentially bad ones?
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