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Boogi_man
07-26-2021, 08:53 AM
Does anyone have a good source for a repair kit? Amazon has one Made in China that will take approximately two months to get here. Part number and source would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

wiredgeorge
07-26-2021, 10:17 AM
Does anyone have a good source for a repair kit? Amazon has one Made in China that will take approximately two months to get here. Part number and source would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Boogi, take a sec and go to the UserCP and add a signature with your camper year, make and model as well as the same for your tow vehicle. It will give answers to your questions more context. Probably no one will know what type slide mechanism you have so a picture or description might help. A link to the Amazon product might give people a hint as well. I have a gear driven slide and can't imagine a "kit" for it but likely could purchase the bevel gears and motor from the manufacturer (just guessing on that).

GilaElkHunter
07-26-2021, 10:23 AM
Does anyone have a good source for a repair kit? Amazon has one Made in China that will take approximately two months to get here. Part number and source would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

If you are talking about the slide cable kit, look them up on Home Depot.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 07:23 AM
I’m a little surprised someone with no knowledge of the subject takes the time to comment. My Outback has one piston-driven slide and two that are cable driven. There are kits having watched an RV repair guy replace his cables using a replacement kit. He provided a part number but it ships in months rather than days.

sourdough
07-31-2021, 07:41 AM
I am assuming you are looking at the BAL replacement cable kit on Amazon;

https://www.amazon.com/BAL-22305-Cable-Repair-Accuslide/dp/B00303EG7M/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=BAL+RV+slide+cable+repair+kit&qid=1627745831&sr=8-2

If so, that is the BAL product who also makes the slide cable system. It shows 1-2 months. I've got 2 sets "just because" and it only took a week or 2 but that was the pre "covid induced wacky world" we live in now.

If you need one right away you may be relegated to contacting dealerships to try to locate one. My dealership usually has a quantity of them on hand.

Laredo Tugger
07-31-2021, 07:50 AM
Iím a little surprised someone with no knowledge of the subject takes the time to comment. My Outback has one piston-driven slide and two that are cable driven. There are kits having watched an RV repair guy replace his cables using a replacement kit. He provided a part number but it ships in months rather than days.
What??
I'm surprised that someone asking for help does not appreciate that three people have given valid suggestions to help you find what you are looking for.
If you are expecting a factory rep from the slide company to reply and give you an overnight part option, well keep waiting.
And for the record, I have no knowledge of the subject either, but I do know how to thank folks for their help and guidance.
RMc

GilaElkHunter
07-31-2021, 10:02 AM
What??
I'm surprised that someone asking for help does not appreciate that three people have given valid suggestions to help you find what you are looking for.
If you are expecting a factory rep from the slide company to reply and give you an overnight part option, well keep waiting.
And for the record, I have no knowledge of the subject either, but I do know how to thank folks for their help and guidance.
RMc

That's what I'm talking about!!! Especially since he didn't specify cable, hydraulic, or gear driven, that he needed a repair kit for. Guess you just have to read some people's minds, and help them even if they don't appreciate it.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 02:36 PM
You’re right.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 02:39 PM
Thanks. I found another on-line source and I’m waiting to see what the ship date is. Probably way out.

I will call around the area RV shop and dealerships.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 02:41 PM
Mea culpa. My bad. I was wrong. I apologize for the rude reply. My mood was no excuse.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 02:44 PM
Wired George - My sincere apologies. You reach out and I bite your head off.

Can’t take back the text so I’ll do better going forward.

jasin1
07-31-2021, 02:44 PM
Mea culpa. My bad. I was wrong. I apologize for the rude reply. My mood was no excuse.

Everybody has a bad day my friend! Don’t sweat it… you apologized so I’m sure all is forgiven

on the scale of 1 to 10 on rude responses …yours was only a 1

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 03:05 PM
Thanks. It never occurred to me Home Depot would stock a cable assembly. And I did look it up but unfortunately they’re back-ordered to some unknown date.

Boogi_man
07-31-2021, 03:06 PM
Haha. I appreciate the understanding. Take good care.

jasin1
07-31-2021, 03:06 PM
Thanks. It never occurred to me Home Depot would stock a cable assembly. And I did look it up but unfortunately they’re back-ordered to some unknown date.

I would do like sourdough suggested and call a bunch of rv dealers. Someone might have one sitting on the shelf…Member Markcee just used one in another post last week. Do a search on the forum

jasin1
07-31-2021, 03:08 PM
The post was called “problem in junction TX “
In the “repair and Maintenance “ section

Laredo Tugger
07-31-2021, 05:14 PM
All good Boogi_man.
Just as long as you get the help you need. These folks on here are some of the best you will find on any forum.
I do remember reading the thread Jasin referred to and there was mention of a special tool to connect the old cable to the new so to thread it through the pulley assembly's. Markce mentioned a "Chinese finger trap" sort of tool. I am not sure if it comes with the kit or you have to purchase at HF or elsewhere.
Just a small tip to make the job easier.
RMc

jasin1
07-31-2021, 05:44 PM
The post was called “problem in junction TX “
In the “repair and Maintenance “ section

It sounds like a chapter in a dime store western paperback

wiredgeorge
07-31-2021, 07:15 PM
Wired George - My sincere apologies. You reach out and I bite your head off.

Canít take back the text so Iíll do better going forward.


No problems brother. I went out with the missus for a ride on our trike. After took her to my #3 kiddo's house and went home. Got in front of the house and the battery puked on me and had to pull the battery in the hot sun (getting close to 100F) and then go into San Antonio to buy a new one. A Goldwing battery cost me $150! I didn't have the greatest day either so know from whenst you come.

Spletbr
08-05-2021, 07:19 AM
Walmart had them a couple of months back on line. Did you snap/fray one or just stocking up?

JRTJH
08-05-2021, 08:07 AM
If a "push comes to a shove" and you're "stuck with a inoperable slide in an emergency"... Any hardware store sells stainless steel cable by the foot. You can also get swedges and a crimping tool (if you don't have one) from a hardware store. You can reuse the threaded eye-bolt from the existing broken cable.

There's nothing "scientific or magical" about buying a "BAL cable kit" vs buying the "common hardware parts" at any hardware store.....

Essentially, buying the "kit" is more for convenience than it is because of some "special part you can't buy otherwise".....

skids
08-05-2021, 08:23 AM
That is good to know John. I think there might be two kinds of swedges, aluminum and steel? Is aluminum OK or is it to soft?

Sokcap48
08-05-2021, 08:54 AM
#1-you can get them out of one of Amazon’s suppliers by Aug 13/14.
#2-i had to “fix” one in the middle of AZ last year I didn’t have a crimping tool so I used two small cable clamps and they work fine.

markcee
08-05-2021, 09:33 AM
After seeing the 'birds nest' that accumulated with my cable fray and then watching the entire slide system run after cable replacement with the fascia off, I'm wondering why BAL does not manufacture/provide/recommend some type of vinyl wrapped cable for this application....similar to what you would find for a dog run. Doesn't seem as if a wrapped cable would have an issue running through the pulleys at this diameter, and seems as if it would be a helluva lot more wear resistant.

flybouy
08-05-2021, 09:46 AM
If you think about it if the friction is enogh to wear thru steel cable then the vinyl coating won't stand a chance. The coating on the dog run cable is more about protecting your skin (and the dog) from a frayed strand and keeping water from corroding it.

JRTJH
08-05-2021, 10:07 AM
The sharp edges of the guide plates would probably cut through the vinyl covering making it a "trash hazard" going through the pulleys.... If the cable frays in use, no doubt the vinyl cover would also fray in use at a much faster rate.