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  1. Slide Out Bangs

    Problem fixed! The robust and excellently designed powergear system is attached to slideout floor of coach by fleetwood using #14 self tapping screws. Found self tappers loose and one with the head popped off. Re drilled and used new self tappers to secure powergear slide to floor. Unfortunately now that slide is in coach there is no other way so secure slide to box! Very poor engineering on fleetwood. On my American coach owners group there is mention of shimming slide gears. This is actually done by putting a wood shim in the middle of we're powergear bolts to floor. This is right under we're motor gear engages slide gear causing a slight bow on the rack and pinion causing better gear engagement. When slide goes out and reaches full extension against outside wall this force pushes rack and pinion down on slide floor this is why there is never a bang going out. Coming in when slide reaches side of coach this force wants to lift rack and pinion up off floor disengaging gear mesh.
  2. Slide Out Bangs

    Thanks Wayne for the reply. I think you are right I guess the motor better then the teeth on rack. Looks like motor and gearbox come as one assembly. And expensive!!
  3. Towing A 2014 Honda CR-V

    I also have a 2013 cr-v with gps. When towing we shut off radio and gps screen. The only thing on is the little screen top middle of dash that is a clock. We have a wire from coach to car for maintaining charge when we drive. It goes in your seven pin connection. No pulling fuses no problem towing all day never a dead battery. Before we added charging wire to 7 pin connector we had same issues. I do believe a diode has to be wired into circuit to stop back feeding. We had this done by dealer who installed blue ox on car Carl 2004 American tradition
  4. Slide Out Bangs

    Hi gang, brought my bedroom slide in yesterday and right when slide is tightening hard against coach a millisecond before it stops I hear a bang bang then stops. Obviously skipping a gear I assume? Slide goes out and stops fine but if you hold slide button as usual and let limit switch stop the slide coming in it bangs. My slide is a power gear which has a square metal tube in middle of bedroom slide under my bed that has metal track on bottom of it. I would say it's about 12 inches off floor. My slide motor and gear box are then bolted to that rail. Slide from outside looks as if it's been pulled very very tight to side of coach. I have a American technologies dual current sensor slide out control box that has amp adjustment fro 37 to 21 amps it was set in the middle I tried turning down to 21 amps but still the same condition. One other thing to mention coach is sitting in New Hampshire in 30 to 40 degree temperatures not sure if that would effect electronics. We leave for Florida this Sunday!! 12 volt battery is reading 14.1 volts Carl 2004 American tradition 40w Spartan 119,000
  5. Hampton Beach State Park- NH

    About 20 minutes away. My wife and I like walking along Hampton beach this time a year.
  6. Hampton Beach State Park- NH

    Beautiful spot. To bad they only have about 30 spots. Carl 2004 American tradition atkinson n.h,
  7. 2017 Thor 35SD

    Rich, until you get to the bottom of your electrical problems please know your refrigerator will stay cold along time without power. just run your generator every 4 or 5 hours for a 1/2 hour or so and refrigerator will stay plenty cold. Try not to open unless needed. Just a little band aid until fixed. Carl 2004 American tradition 40 w Spartan 118,000
  8. Honda CRV Towing

    We have a 2013 crv 2 wheel drive. Myself and many of my friends regularly drive 70 - 75 when toying. We stop every couple 3 hours and start car and let run for a little while. I think there 65 mph is (CTA) cover there a$$' carl 2004 American tradition 2013 Honda CR-V
  9. Thermistor

    Thanks everybody for the great information. Your forum is awesome. A member of my American coach owners group has hooked me up with a factory thermistor new in package. When I receive it and install it I will let everybody now how I make out. Thanks a million Carl. 2004 American tradition.
  10. Thermistor

    Herman I have googled Atwood p/n 33245 every way possible with no luck. I get refrigerator and hot water parts. Can believe how hard this little bugger is to find. A/C told me to try junkyards for the part. It's just a little resistor you butt connect to wire. I'll keep searching. Thanks again for the help. Carl
  11. Thermistor

    Hi all, looking for a discontinued part. Atwood p/n 33245 American coach p/n 382638. Part is thermistor that reads room temperature for Atwood thermostat. My coach has one over kitchen table for zone one and one in bedroom for zone two. Zone one is reading incorrect temperature. I have done factory reset on thermostat. A/c gave me some numbers to salvage yards but no luck.
  12. Norcold 1200 lrm

    Thanks bill, any advice on any difficulty changing heating elements. Thanks Carl
  13. Norcold 1200 lrm

    Great info on testing element thank you. Would I have to remove fridge from cabinet to replace heating elements. Thanks Carl
  14. Norcold 1200 lrm

    Thanks nz8yoo, that makes perfect sense. So far fuse has not blown but display went from no a/c to (H E A/C) glad to here elements are not to bad to change.
  15. Norcold 1200 lrm

    Update!! Found circuit breaker ok. Checked refrigerator outlet 120 volts good. Pulled cover off circuit board found 5 amp glass fuse blown!! Replaced fuse now refrigerator display shows ( HE ) heating element. Any advice on replacing heating element is appreciated. Thanks carl