I just replaced the front passenger slide motor for the 2nd time in 6 months. First time, I took the coach out of storage and couldn't extend the slide. Last week while at Hilton Head for a few days, the slide wouldn't retract.
Dealer replaced the 1st one in September ($960) but they can't now say why it failed. This time I saw the motor that the mobile tech pulled out and the top of the motor (maybe the synchro mechanism?) is rusty. I wouldn't be surprised if the 1st motor rusted out too. PS I've been carrying a spare motor with me ($450
Between rain and A/C condensate, water must be getting into the motor slide cavity. I looked at the slide today in light rain and see water dribbling down at the bottom of the slide coming out from behind the slide flange. Some of that water must be splashing onto the motor. Curiously, the motor has a sleeve of heat shrink around the top portion of the motor, but the top is open and allows any water landing on the top of the motor to seep into it. I plan on sealing the tops of all the motors with silicone caulk.
I'm waiting for some goodwill from the dealer. Initially they asked ME "how did you get the motor wet"! WTH?? Hoping for at least a new motor out of them, if not reimbursement for the mobile tech ($300 job).
Anyone else having these problems with 34T or any other Forza models?
Photos are shown after the open-top black heat shrink sleeving was removed to show the water damage.