Your "catastrophic failure" of the slide motor suddenly makes me nervous. The wife and I are brand new full-timers and plan on being very mobile. A failure like that while in some out-of-the-way corner of the country would be a show-stopper. (I'm upgrading my fire extinguisher, right away.) Luckily, a call from the local repair shop says that all repairs are covered under my Route 66 Network, extended warranty, and I told them to return all replaced parts to me. I can't replace the unit as I now operate only on Social Security and, besides, I've sunk a lot of money into DIY upgrades and I don't want to do them over again.
2012 Silverado HD3500, Crew Cab, Long Bed, Dually
2013 Infinity 3850RL