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Old 09-11-2017, 09:03 PM   #21
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:00 PM   #22
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Your comment on the second time it jumped the track is most likely the problem with your slide. I would bet anything if you look at the lower rails either the front or back ones they are probably showing a lot of wear. There is most likely nothing wrong with your motors. Your lower bearing block is probably worn out. That is what makes it jump the track. Attachment 6834Attachment 6835
This is what is amazing to me. How can a manufacturer produce a piece of crap part like that and expect it to operate correctly for any length of time. Their engineering dept needs to be fired.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:10 PM   #23
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This is what is amazing to me. How can a manufacturer produce a piece of crap part like that and expect it to operate correctly for any length of time. Their engineering dept needs to be fired.


What I can say is what we came up with seems to fix the problem. Put a brass bushing in the bearing block to keep the hexagon shaft from being able to jump around which then causes the spur gear to skip teeth on the rail. Mine has been in and out probably 20 cycles and there is no sign of wear marks on the rail. Works perfectly like it should. I still cringe when operating the slide but it hasn't failed yet. It took 4 cycles when I had a shop fix it to break( same problem). Also took them 3 1/2 months. Took me 8 hours to fix both sides. Took 2 days to get parts from Lippert. Don't believe the shops when they say they are waiting on parts. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:13 PM   #24
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #25
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How large does the slide have to be; before problems start cropping up?
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:07 AM   #26
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:10 AM   #27
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How large does the slide have to be; before problems start cropping up?


I have seen problems on the Fun Finder TT. Which those are fairly small.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:55 AM   #28
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What I can say is what we came up with seems to fix the problem. Put a brass bushing in the bearing block to keep the hexagon shaft from being able to jump around which then causes the spur gear to skip teeth on the rail. Mine has been in and out probably 20 cycles and there is no sign of wear marks on the rail. Works perfectly like it should. I still cringe when operating the slide but it hasn't failed yet. It took 4 cycles when I had a shop fix it to break( same problem). Also took them 3 1/2 months. Took me 8 hours to fix both sides. Took 2 days to get parts from Lippert. Don't believe the shops when they say they are waiting on parts. Attachment 6865Attachment 6866Attachment 6867
I've seen that in a previous post. Maybe you can teach those knucklehead engineers how to design something that works.
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