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Slide Out Issue

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New to motorhome ownership, purchased a 1999 Coachmen Sportscoach 380MBS.

Single slideout drivers side. Slideout when viewed from outside of coach is not sitting square in the opening. This unit spent 3 months at an "RV" repair shop after we purchased it and when we picked it up we had a $6,500. bill to get it in proper working order for a 1300 mile trip which we made in June.

Enjoyed our week stay in Grand Isle NY but when we went to leave the slide out would not go in all the way. With some advise from a local tech we did get it in with a little pushing on the slide while holding the in button.

The system is a Power Gear. We have contacted both Coachmen and Power Gear for help in adjusting the room but to date have not been able to accomplish what is needed. Neither of the contacts had a drawing of the unit to advise how this adjustment is accomplished.

Power Gear's website has some very vague drawings and little in the way of how to go about this. Every where we have looked on the internet suggests that we visit a certified RV tech. We are leery of this because of what our first encounter produced. Our closet Coachmen dealer is in CT about 4.5 hour drive.

Hoping someone with some serious knowledge sees this post and responds. Our return trip from Grande Isle was life changing when we had a right front tire blow out in a construction zone on the NY Thruway. Guess the inspection done over the 3 month stay at the above "RV" repair facility should have discovered 5 of our six tire were from 1999. We were fortunate not to hit the concrete barrier when the tire blew.

We have since replaced all 6 tire with new Michelins thru FMCA's program. Saved us $1,000. bucks.

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