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Old 10-03-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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I have discovered this white plastic bushing has cracked and needs replacement. I took my MH to the dealer and in a conversation today they indicated HWH was having problems locating the parts. This seems a little strange to me and I am curious if any of you have had the same problem and it repaired. I am told that the slide may have to completely removed from the coach in order to replace this item. I plan to call HWH myself tomorrow and see what I can find out. With all this weight and stress one would think that something more substantial would have been designed for this purpose. I'm also curious if any of you had other bushings replaced that were not broken. Seems to be good preventive maintenance.


This guide bolt has also broken.
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:43 PM   #2
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I have discovered this white plastic bushing has cracked and needs replacement. I took my MH to the dealer and in a conversation today they indicated HWH was having problems locating the parts. This seems a little strange to me and I am curious if any of you have had the same problem and it repaired. I am told that the slide may have to completely removed from the coach in order to replace this item. I plan to call HWH myself tomorrow and see what I can find out. With all this weight and stress one would think that something more substantial would have been designed for this purpose. I'm also curious if any of you had other bushings replaced that were not broken. Seems to be good preventive maintenance.


This guide bolt has also broken.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
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Concerning, since my rig is same year as yours. So far, mine seem to be OK. I do know some have posted about having broken bushings...one was a new Vectra and it required a trip to Forest City.

Let us know how it comes out. Would seem there would be a way to release pressure on that area with a jack and do R & R on those bushings.

HWH is good folks and I understand they treat you right if you come to their factory....are you up for a trip to Moscow, Iowa if necessary?
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
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Hi neighbor. It looks like your "bushings" are probably made of UHMW polyethelene. It's the same stuff they make cutting boards from. You can buy UHMW at any plastics supplier and some woodworking supply stores. The stuff works like wood, you can cut with a saw, you can route it and drill it. I can't see from the pics, the size or shape of the piece, or how it's mounted. However, you may be able to raise the arm just a little with a jack to slide the piece out and slide a new piece in.
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:55 AM   #5
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This is not a do-it-yourself job. I had the same problem. Winnebago is well aware of this, they covered my costs for the repair. I spoke with HWH about this and they said that Winnie did some installs impropperly (out of square or something). My local dealership replaced the bushings on both slides. Also, I would suggest that you not attempt to guess what the material is for your own fix. These are highly loaded (stressed) parts and are critical, they must be right.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #6
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I have a similar slide out guide problem on my 2003 Winnebago Brave. I' am courious about the outcome with your Rv problem and the fix for it.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:54 AM   #7
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I called HWH and explained the issue. There was just a small corner broken off which really does not affect the operation. There does not appear to be any further cracking so I just left well enough alone for now and I am inspecting regularly. HWH said it should work fine but I ordered the parts and have them on hand if needed. It surely is not a do it yourself job. From my discussions with HWH it seems that this part can be replaced easy on some newer models but it does not seem to be the case on my 2002.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:17 AM   #8
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I discovered the same problem on my coach last year and took it to HWH in Moscow Iowa for repairs. HWH claimed that Winnebago is damaging the slide mechanism when the motor homes are being made. Also, HWH indicated they would be sending the bill to Winnebago.
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