Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Maintenance and Repair
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Chateau 31W
State: Maryland
Posts: 6
THOR #17263
Full wall slideout issue

Had my 31W in my driveway to do some cleaning. Leveled and extended the slideout without issue. Went to retract the slideout, but the forward motor did not work. I read the codes as a wiring issue on the front motor (1 grn, 8 red). I needed to move the coach, so i read that disconnecting the wiring harness to both motors disengages the locks and allows the wall to be manually retracted. Well, 5 of us could not budge it! Any advise would be welcome!

This story does have a "happy ending".. located the motor and noticed that the wiring harness became disconnected.

I would, however, like to know how to move the slideout in the event of power loss, etc.

Thanks all!
__________________

__________________
desertrat64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2019, 02:34 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
State: Pennsylvania
Posts: 9
THOR #5919
plug them back in push the button inside the module 7 times and hold till flashing try retracting slide.
__________________

__________________
stevehpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 12,803
THOR #8860
I seem to recall seeing a youtube video about having to pull the motors loose from the "racks" that they do the moving with.
Just make sure to replace them: that's what holds things in place!

Glad to see that you found and fixed the problem!
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304
Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
"History shows again and again; how Nature points
out the folly of man..."
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2019, 02:45 PM   #4
Site Team
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 3,774
THOR #7035
Disconnecting the plugs removes the electrical lock but does notheing to help you overcome the physical disadvantage of try to spin 300:1 or 500:1 ratio motors on the slide tracks. Although theoretically possible to supply a sufficient force over a long enough period to get the slides in, it is better to just disengage the motors themselves from the trackbar gear and then push it in.

__________________
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2019, 03:47 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 31S
State: Texas
Posts: 1,664
THOR #6411
Quote: Disconnecting the plugs removes the electrical lock but does notheing to help you overcome the physical disadvantage of try to spin 300:1 or 500:1 ratio motors on the slide tracks. Although theoretically possible to supply a sufficient force over a long enough period to get the slides in, it is better to just disengage the motors themselves from the trackbar gear and then push it in: End Quote
Sounds like the voice of experience. The small bedroom slides can be muscled in, but it does take some force with the motors engaged but the brakes off. If it is a triple track large slide (with 500:1 gear reduction) I doubt it could be moved without disengaging the motors from the drive gears. If the slide is against an interior wall, the trim must be removed to get to the motors. Bedroom slide trims are the hardest, as there are several sections of wood with hidden screws and pin nails. It is one of those times when it takes four hours to take the trim off and 20 minutes to put it back on (if you have the right tools).
__________________
Jim & Roy Davis
2016 Hurricane 31S
1961 Rampside in tow
Beau388 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 03:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×