FAQ: Slideout Systems

This area is designed to help our customers with the most frequently asked questions regarding Slideout Systems. If you are unable to find the answer you are looking for, we have conveniently provided a form for questions that will be sent directly to our Technical Service Team.

1. I have a question about my Dewald hydraulic slideout system?

Click here for a Dewald parts and service manual.

2. What type of fluid do you recommend for Dewald or Power Gear slideout systems?

3. When I operate my Power Gear room slides, they move slowly. Is there a motor upgrade kit that will make it operate faster with more torque?

  • We have multiple torque ratings for slideout motors. The motor for your slideout was torque rated during the installation process with help from the coach manufacturer. The motor was chosen to be correct for that slideout size and application. Going with a higher torque motor could do damage to the slideout mechanism and or slideout room parts.
  • Try checking adjustment (t.i.p sheet 82 and t.i.p sheet 142, or t.i.p sheet 124) and also check the control for the resettable breaker (if applicable) to know at what amperage the control shuts off power to the motor.
  • Try removing different types of resistance (I.E. dragging, rubbing and low voltage) to allow the motor to operate easier within the specifications of the application. You can also check the control for the resettable breaker (if applicable) to know at what amperage the control shuts off power to the motor.

4. I need to replace my slideout motor. How do I identify it?

Please use our Motor ID Chart to help you identify the motor.

5. My slide room is making a grinding sound and is noisy. Do I need to replace my gears?

Grinding and noisy sounds could be caused by various components rubbing on the mechanism. When the room is out, visually inspect the rail assemblies. Check for excess build up of dirt or other foreign material; remove any debris or items that may be present.

It is permissible to apply a light coating of silicone spray or lithium grease to the side bushings. Do not lubricate the slideout drive gears, gear rack, or roller OD as this will attract dirt/debris.

To replace a gear for the slideout, please see our gear ID chart

6. Do you have replacement gears for the internal gear boxes used on the slideout motors?

No, motors are sold as a complete motor/gearbox assembly only.

7. Can I buy just the gearbox to repair a slideout motor?

No, motors are sold as a complete motor/gearbox assembly only.

8. My slide room drifts or moves. What should I do?

  • For Dewald slideout room, please see our DeWald Parts and Service Manual.
  • For Power Gear slideouts with electric gear driven motors, locate the slideout motor. It will be mounted to one of the slideout rails. Verify the brake lever on the motor is in the “engaged” position as indicated on the label on the motor housing. Please see tip sheet 82-S0506 on motor/brake engagement and testing.

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