Originally Posted by sundancer 87
There was an update on the motors last year. There's not much room in the cavity where the motors live so increasing motor size would be difficult. Gear change maybe but doubtful because of space again. More torque in the motor is possible through a few different things. More torque doesn't mean more speed normally so newer motors won't make them any speedier.
Nothing will humble one more than a stuck slide. Even if one does one's own stunts. PDI won't reveal anything more than a slide that doesn't retract/extend thoroughly or doesn't work at all.
Popping and cracking shouldn't be the norm for these things. Mine cracked and popped and ate itself within 10 months of use. I now have two new of everything and no cracking and popping and a big slide that moves smoothly both ways. Not the fastest thing in the world but what's the rush?
Techs says he thinks the system was installed wrong. Camper2b's system scares me after looking at the picture of the rubber seal being consumed by the gear and rack. The seal should be placed more outboard to seal the slide to the rig body when closed. I would fight to have that problem remedied because that just isn't a correct install.
Sundancer, what did you have to do? replace system with new? did they remove slide to perform the task?
I guess I should have added this point.... this picture is inside not outside, sorry for any confusion.
Actually, your looking at two seals here. The one getting chewed up is the bulb seal. Its only purpose is to keep the slide from rubbing on the wall when retracted. I agree it could have been placed a bit further away from the rail to prevent this from happening. the other seal behind it is the inner weather seal and wipe seal it serves both purposes. It is not interfering with the rail and seems to be doing its job.
I looked at other units on the lot which had the same exact thing certainly doesn't justify the infraction. I even noticed a Winnie motor home with a price tag of $230,000 that had the same inside bulb rubber being devoured by the rail.
While I'm new at this... any and all help would be greatly appreciated ... pictures... comments... anything... and I likewise will donate anything I can to help another. I'm hoping to get as much participation on this topic as possible.
Thanks looking forward to your responses...