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Old 05-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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2001 Sunline Solaris Slide room motor

Hello, the electric motor that runs my slide out is pretty much dead. It is not a hydraulic motor, it is gear driven. I was hoping to remove and replace but the model, serial number on the tag is not readable. Does anyone know what motor it takes and if i need to replace the entire mechanisms or just the black cylinder that screws onto the mechanism. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Hi, I finally found out that my slide room system is Dewald "posi-lok" electric rack and pinion slide out system. I also figured out that Power Gear bought them out. I emailed them and am awaiting an answer. If anyone so happens has been through this and has the same camper, i would greatly appreciate the help, i just don't have a model number to find replacement.


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Hey Jared!

I don't know how your post slipped by without any replies! Do you have any pictures of your slide mechanism? I had no idea, Sunline used their equipment. all of our slide model Sunlines had Lippert slide mechanisms.
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I believe I attached what is in my camper. 2001 Sunline Solaris SR. If anyone else has this model, i have quite a few manuals that were used in the production.
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Since the gear reduction mechanism that the motor attaches to is easy to turn and the battery is charged, i am assuming the little motor that attaches and does all the work is the problem. This is the manual that came with the camper and exactly matches what is going on in the actual camper. The problem is that there is no model/part #'s for replacement.
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Hi Jared,

Well we continue to learn more about Sunline history. Around 2002 ish time frame Sunline went to a Lippert slide drive. Before that they used "some" Barker slide drives.

Now in the 2001 system, or at least your model, we have the Dewald "posi-lok".

What model camper is yours? They also made above floor and flush floor slides. It may be that flush floor bigger slide in this time frame used the Barker and the above floor used the Dewald.

Please post what ever you find out. I do not recall this brand/type before and we too learn from your help and experience.

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what model camper is yours?
'01 267SR. Pics in his profile...
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I do have the dinette and couch slide room which is pretty big and it is above floor. As the gentleman said above it is a 2001 T267 Solaris. I was surprised while I was researching that noone seemed to have the same setup. Everyone talked of either Lippert or Barker but no Dewald. Dewald I guess was bought out by Power Gear if anyone needs to know. I believe you have to go through a dealer to buy anything from them though. I will let you guys know how the electric motor company does with fixing my motor for this Dewald system. It might be the way to go instead of replacing. Has anyone ever replaced the power converter on one of these campers. Centurion 3000 series model CS4500. I am going with the WF-8965 but am nervous I will get in over my head.

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Has anyone ever replaced the power converter on one of these campers. Centurion 3000 series model CS4500. I am going with the WF-8965 but am nervous I will get in over my head.
Changing a converter is not all that difficult. I would recommend that instead of changing the entire converter/fuse block assembly, you would consider changing only the converter. Progressive Dynamics makes a very reliable unit. The PD9260C is a great converter. I have installed two of them and JohnB installed one in his T-310SR. Trailblazer also installed one in his F-311SR.

Clicking the words "Installed" above, will take you to the threads we posted about our converter installs.

Good luck, whichever way you decide to go!


EDIT: I have never heard any negative reviews about the PD converters. I have, however, heard some bad press about WFCO converters. I also believe the PD converters are made in the U.S.A. and the WFCO units are made in china.
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Hi, will the PD9260C be what i need to basically accomplish the fans in this centurion do not have to run constantly and also my battery to charge. My camper is always plugged in while parked in my yard. I have a designated 30amp for it and my battery never charges (new). So this converter will let the block be the circuit/fuse board and thats it. Sorry for the confusion, i just plan on buying this unit online soon and installing it....just want to make sure i am on the right track.

Another thing is that my electric motor for my bump out turned out to be in perfect shape. Sent it to an electric motor shop and guy only charged minimum fee to check it out. So super slow bump outs are not necessarily the motor dying. Now i have to figure out how to see what is obstructing the bump outs movement or maybe if it is just age and sag that is causing it.


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Hi, will the PD9260C be what i need to basically accomplish the fans in this centurion do not have to run constantly and also my battery to charge. My camper is always plugged in while parked in my yard. I have a designated 30amp for it and my battery never charges (new). So this converter will let the block be the circuit/fuse board and thats it. Sorry for the confusion, i just plan on buying this unit online soon and installing it....just want to make sure i am on the right track.
Hey Jared,

The PD converter will keep your battery optimized and fully charged. If you looked at my install thread, you will see that I simply disconnected the factory converter and wired the new one, where the old one's wires used to connect. I actually mounted the new converter in the space behind where the factory load center is. If you need any ideas or help, I'd be glad to give you my phone number...


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Thanks, I get it now. I'll Let you know how i made out

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Hi, I finally found out that my slide room system is Dewald "posi-lok" electric rack and pinion slide out system. I also figured out that Power Gear bought them out. I emailed them and am awaiting an answer. If anyone so happens has been through this and has the same camper, i would greatly appreciate the help, i just don't have a model number to find replacement.


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Jared, were you able to get any information on this? I too have the same Dewald Posi-Lok electric rack and pinion system. I have a T-260SR (2001). I emailed them today and am hoping for a reply.
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Hi Patty,

I ended up removing my motor and bringing it to an electric motor company to have it checked out. I was surprised that there were several companies that work on electric motors in my area. I assumed it was the motor just like you because it would die in mid opening/closing cycle. I had the motor checked, lithium greased the gear reduction box etc.. All this helped but my main problem was my battery. That motor is working solely off that battery and even if the camper is plugged in, it would not work right if the battery isn't accepting a charge. I went through the same stuff you are going through and to be honest, i still give it a little push when i am closing it but nothing compared to what it was doing before.
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