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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 PM   #11
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It seems that every time I go to move the RV I'm pulling into a 30 MPH headwind man I hate 9 MPG
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #12
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How did the water get to the motor if you had to take molding off to use a hair dryer to unthaw them. Good thing its rated to 30 below.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #13
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How did the water get to the motor if you had to take molding off to use a hair dryer to unthaw them. Good thing its rated to 30 below.
The motor sits between 2 sets of seals so apparently the moisture got to the motor but it still didn't penetrate second seal inside the trailer.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #14
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Dave can you tell us how to get to those moters? Never know whenI might have have to. Thanks
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Dave can you tell us how to get to those moters? Never know whenI might have have to. Thanks
Sure..

Know going into this that you're going to need a cheep brad nail gun ($30 from Harbor Freight) to put everything back together.

You'll notice all of the trim around the bedroom slide, that hides the small motor in each upper corner of the slide. On my slide-in-slide I have 4 motors, a regular trailer has 2. The left side of my bedroom slide was froze so I did the following;

#1 pull off the decorative board that covers the upper corner (no tools needed simply grab on and pull)

#2 pull off the vertical board

#3 now a black board is showing with 4 screws, remove these screws and pull the board off. In my case it was kind of stuck from sealant.

#4 at the very top reach your fingers into the rubber seal and you'll find the motor that sits vertically. It's only as big around as a silver dollar.

I used a screw driver to hold apart the rubber seal and to keep my fingers from getting too hot. I pointed the hair dryer at the motor for about 5 minutes and it was fixed. Keep in mind mine froze because of some very unusual circumstances so doubt it will happen again. But if you ever have to remove a motor it's nice to know how to get to them.
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My husband & I have been camping together for 30+ years now & have had only one night below zero. We kept the faucets dripping which made the pump run all night, but we made it through without freezing up.That was in Arkansas in March. He tried to tell me that was unusual, so we tried again. The next time it wasn't as cold but had an ice-storm with thunder & lightening that knocked out our satellite dish & wiring in the camper, also in Arkansas in Feb & March......
This year we went further south to Texas.......I thought we would be warmer here than home. Ha, we missed a major snow storm back in the North East, but warm we are not! New Braunfels, Texas is 25 degrees......At least this year I have the nicest coach I have ever had to be out in the cold weather in!
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Dave, do your motors come out through the inside, or outside? Mine come out through the inside, but its sound simpler than you describe. I know the lippert video shows them coming out through the outside, but I think that was changed by Redwood.
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The electric motors on the Redwood slide (on the RL, this is the bedroom slide) you get to from the inside behind the trim.
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The only reason my motor was frozen is because we went through a driving horizontal rain for a few days and then hit a blizzard. As I was heating the motor with the hair dryer, I could see little beads of water dripping out of it.
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Ok, we are the same. I just remember the Dealer pointing out that they had just modified the slides so they could come out in the inside. The Lippert Swhintek video shows them coming out on the outside by removing the large trim, messing up the paint.
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