NDBirdman Posted November 10, 2019 Report Share Posted November 10, 2019 Our trip mentioned earlier in another post went off great! Enjoyed the time with daughter/grand-daughter very much. Every thing went off with no problems until the 2nd to last night before making it back home to wonderful ND (where the recent wet-snow storm destroyed lots of trees, etc... grrr). We spent the last night in a motel. The long slide decided to get cantankerous. Went out ok, no indications anything was wrong. When trying to run it in... one end comes in normal, the other just sits there, causing the slide to be cocked then lock up. Took myself and the park owner and his friend a little while to figure out what was happening and finally got it in. This slide has 2 bars with gears on top to run it in and out. One side works, one does not. My wife must hold the switch and I must stand outside and push the (bad?) end of slide in. Takes a few minutes but can get it in.... it's not light.. LOL and I'm not strong as I use to be. It feels like I'm sliding it wood on wood, does not feel like I'm pushing or moving a bad drive motor? Does anyone have any experience with this type slide? Does it have 2 motors to drive it in, some sort of transmission and one motor? Camper's bottom is sealed but can be removed. Got home to teens temp so I won't be laying under this thing til spring to fix for sure. Also discovered this trip... this camper is NOT designed for cold weather so our snowbirding is canceled this year unless we find another RV (doubtful, but would be a different post if we decide which way to go). I want to fix it if it does not cost much so I can sell it this spring. If it cost too much, I'll make it a chicken coup. Do they still make parts for this old camper? 2002 was the last year of manufacture for this model. 2002 Dutchman (THOR) Fifth Ave, 32' Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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