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  • Unsolved cable slide out mystery.

    I just ran into an issue with the long bedroom/hall cable operated slideout on our 3720RL. It moved out about 3 inches then stopped moving with a loud clicking sound and vibration. I brought the slide in with no problem, then tried to run it out with the same result. I checked the cables and all pullys. They all appeared to be fine. I looked everywhere I could think to look, both inside and out and could not see anything that would cause the slide to catch or hang up. I took several measurements and did not see any sign that the slide was out of square. We pushed on the slide as I tried to run it out and it begrudgingly went out. Before heading to a service center, do any of you folks have any ideas what might be going on?
    Don Lee
    Full timing with a Madison, SD domicile.

    2012 Ford F350 Lariat - DRW 6.7L Diesel
    2016 Montana Legacy 3710RL with 8 - 150w solar panels, charging three lithium ion smart batteries, 2800w inverter.

  • #2
    I am just starting to learn the cable slide. I would check with George Person. My first thought with your description is a gear in the motor. Scott told me he had to replace it so he may help too
    Safe travels.
    John and Shirley Fulltimers.
    2017 Montana 3721, 2012 Ram 3500 Dually

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    • #3
      You have a striped gear inside the gearbox.
      Scott Luciano
      Lakeland, Florida



      2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

      2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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      • #4
        Go here for more info on my repair - https://montanarovers.vbulletin.net/...ox-replacement
        Scott Luciano
        Lakeland, Florida



        2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

        2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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        • #5
          It sounds like the gears as mentioned. The gears are plastic.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sky Soldier View Post
            It sounds like the gears as mentioned. The gears are plastic.
            Beg to differ, they are all metal go to my link and see for yourself. I took the whole gear box apart and found no plastic. Plastic wouldn't hold up in this high torque setup.

            Not sure where this plastic gear came from, but your not the first person to say that.
            Scott Luciano
            Lakeland, Florida



            2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

            2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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            • #7
              The new gear box is on order with an anticipated delivery this coming Thursday, June 15.
              Don Lee
              Full timing with a Madison, SD domicile.

              2012 Ford F350 Lariat - DRW 6.7L Diesel
              2016 Montana Legacy 3710RL with 8 - 150w solar panels, charging three lithium ion smart batteries, 2800w inverter.

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              • #8
                Sounds great.
                Scott Luciano
                Lakeland, Florida



                2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

                2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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                • #9
                  The new gear case arrived today, Thursday, June 15th and was installed in about an hour. We were on the road heading to the next destination by noon.
                  Don Lee
                  Full timing with a Madison, SD domicile.

                  2012 Ford F350 Lariat - DRW 6.7L Diesel
                  2016 Montana Legacy 3710RL with 8 - 150w solar panels, charging three lithium ion smart batteries, 2800w inverter.

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                  • #10
                    Glad to hear your up and running again, Don & Bonnie!
                    Scott Luciano
                    Lakeland, Florida



                    2012 - Ram 3500 4x4 Longhorn Dually, 4:10 Max Tow PKG, Sun Roof, 440 HP 925 TQ, H&S Maxx Street Programmer

                    2014 - Montana 3402RL, Paramount & Full Time Living PKG, Goodyear G614 Tires, Amish Made Furniture

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                    • #11
                      Great news Don!
                      Mark Allen
                      Byers, Colorado
                      2010 Montana 3150
                      2017 Ford 350 Super Duty 6.7 Diesel 4x4

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                      • #12
                        Glad you got it taken care of Don.
                        Brian Adams
                        Bryant, AR

                        2015-Montana 3610RL
                        2015-GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT SRW
                        Duramax/Allison

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