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Old 02-19-2015, 02:55 AM   #1
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Slide out problem

I have a 2000 31.5 BH My slide was working fine the last time I used it .now the motor makes noises like its not getting enough power or the gears are stripped in the motor. The Manuel crank worked and quit also. It just turns freely.. all this happend in a 2 hour time.This may be a straight forward '' you need a new motor answer'' but I'm new to travel trailering and thought you guys could help and give me some pointers in a check list before I take it and spend money on a motor... Thanks
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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Could be something as simple as a shear pin that has sheared.
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Is the shear pin located on the crank shaft ? Or within the motor itself..Thanks for the help and patience . A learn in process..lol
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Flat out, I don't know. I have read here from time to time that a pin would shear and cause your problem.
Since the hand crank doesn't work I'd look on the shaft for the problem.

I may be totally wrong with my answer but I did notice your question was posed last night and it was your first post and I didn't want you to think we are some kind of clique bunch of RV owners.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:40 PM   #5
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Depending on the type of mechanism I would guess a shear pin of some sort too. Especially seeing how the manual crank doesn't work either. There are about 4 major types of slide mechanisms currently on the market, each one has it's own idiosyncrasies. Typically a shear pin will be located where the motor drive head attaches to the shaft. Given the age of the trailer I would guess electric motors driving a screw shaft.

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Old 02-20-2015, 02:00 AM   #6
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Thanksfor taking the time and effort in making sure I was responded to Sundancer. Tech and hospitality? This looks like a good place to set up camp!
And yes Aaron, That's what I believe my system is ,it look exactly like you described. I've had great luck with this trailer, I chose to buy an older one to get my feet wet , just a weekend camper for now. and possibly upgrade later . I'll let you guys know what the outcome is. Thanks again!! Great site Five stars
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