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Old 10-18-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Optima coach. They are out of business. My slide mechanism is worn out and needs to be replaced/rebuilt. Located in Nashville. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:24 PM   #2
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Can you determine who actually made the slideout? Then you might be able to locate a service place. Or at least contact the company that made it to see if they can fix it.
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I found an Optima coach for sale on RV Trader. Looks like it's got an HWH slide on it. They're still in business in Iowa. I had HWH leveling jacks on my previous motorhome and they were good about rebuilding one I sent to them that was leaking.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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I have a 2006 Optima coach. They are out of business. My slide mechanism is worn out and needs to be replaced/rebuilt. Located in Nashville. Any suggestions?
Is the motor in-op? If so they are available and very easy to replace and there are several YouTube videos on doing it. Not much else in the slide mechanism to wear out.
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This happened to our neighbors in Baja. The motor burnt after the arms bent. The whole mechanism was a toss. So...

We rigged a platform on a forklift to remove the slide-room as a unit.
We inverted the whole darn slide-room for access to the underside.
We glued a section of Corian-type cabinet veneer to the exposed plywood.
We bolted pull-handles to the side of the room.
We un-inverted the room, and slid it back in place.

The slick surface of the synthetic veneer moves easily across the carpet... no motor needed.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:34 AM   #6
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What sort of setup did you use to lock it in and out?
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And how come it doesn't twist and tilt when pushing in/out? What kind of slide is it?
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