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Petethescot

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Hi All I have a 2008 Cameo F35Sb3 and today one of my slide-outs would not function properly when trying to bring it in. It would move 6 inches then stop I would wait 10 sec and it would again move about 6 inches, after about three moves like this it comes all way in. tried this several times and same results. BTW goes out with no issues. So here are a couple of questions: Is this a bad power connection or is the slide-out motor starting to go. Where would the motor be on a Cameo underneath it is all sealed down there so cannot see.? it is the doorside slide out Would you access it from underneath or inside under the dinning and seating area? thanks for any reponses. cheers Peter

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Posted: 11/28/20 02:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The motors can be gotten to by the zipper area on the underbelly. Chances are once you open those zippers you wont get them to close properly. Move the insulation out of the way, you'll see the motor. Gorilla tape works well closing the flaps, clean it good to get the tape to stay on.


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Itinerant 1
thanks and you are likely spot on i did crawl underneath and somebody before me has been in there and as you say the zipper is gone and the have held it together with safety pins ?? . I just wish I new if it is motor or poor power causing issue. Other slides work no issues.
I make have to do as you say and take motor out and have it tested.
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Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. Close the gap no sense making it easy for critters to enter the sub flooring. [emoticon]

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Itinerant1 wrote:

Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. [emoticon]


The thing is when I try to bring it it the power sounds weak but it does eventually come on all the way so don’t see it being shear pin. Just takes multiple stop and starts.

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If it's within the first foot of retract it might be getting caught on the lip before finally getting above it.

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Petethescot wrote:

Itinerant1 wrote:

Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. [emoticon]


The thing is when I try to bring it it the power sounds weak but it does eventually come on all the way so don’t see it being shear pin. Just takes multiple stop and starts.


Are you hooked to shore power doing this or off battery?

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Itinerant1 wrote:

Petethescot wrote:

Itinerant1 wrote:

Check the motor cogs, I think there is a share pin. I haven't had problems with mine... yet. [emoticon]


The thing is when I try to bring it it the power sounds weak but it does eventually come on all the way so don’t see it being shear pin. Just takes multiple stop and starts.


Are you hooked to shore power doing this or off battery?


Shore power, but I believe the slide outs should work on 12 volt.

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I don't have a Cameo but I do have a 2008 Carriage product. The slide control motor is actuated by a slide control box which has connections for the switches and the motors. I also believe there is an adjustment (probably amperage) that tells the motor to stop when the slide is in. My box was hidden underneath the refrigerator. Could be there is extra friction on the slide and the box is telling it to shut down with an automatic reset. Could be a bad box. Trouble shoot by switching the leads on the motor then hit the "out" switch to see if it comes in. Don't know if the Cameo works the same but worth a try.

Doubt that it is the motor. Same motor and gears for "in and out". Polarity of two leads is just switched. Soaking the access zipper with WD40 will help it move but you are still going to break off the pull tab at which time a small loop pick works well. Make sure you have a good battery connected in addition to powering your convertor.

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Durb wrote:

I don't have a Cameo but I do have a 2008 Carriage product. The slide control motor is actuated by a slide control box which has connections for the switches and the motors. I also believe there is an adjustment (probably amperage) that tells the motor to stop when the slide is in. My box was hidden underneath the refrigerator. Could be there is extra friction on the slide and the box is telling it to shut down with an automatic reset. Could be a bad box. Trouble shoot by switching the leads on the motor then hit the "out" switch to see if it comes in. Don't know if the Cameo works the same but worth a try.

Doubt that it is the motor. Same motor and gears for "in and out". Polarity of two leads is just switched. Soaking the access zipper with WD40 will help it move but you are still going to break off the pull tab at which time a small loop pick works well. Make sure you have a good battery connected in addition to powering your convertor.


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