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Old 08-14-2018, 02:37 PM   #21
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What happens when that joke of a tray gets full of oil and starts to leak all over the roof? that's a joke good thing mine don't leak yet!
My 2016 didn't leak either BUT when 3 out 4 gearboxs broke guess what they replaced them with? But again what choice do we have at this point
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Old 08-14-2018, 03:56 PM   #22
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My 2016 didn't leak either BUT when 3 out 4 gearboxs broke guess what they replaced them with? But again what choice do we have at this point
Lawsuit as in Class Action to force a real fix not a BAND AID and recall??
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Old 08-14-2018, 04:52 PM   #23
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My 2016 didn't leak either BUT when 3 out 4 gearboxs broke guess what they replaced them with? But again what choice do we have at this point
I guess we have one of the better ones built we haven't had any problems with are fifth wheel in 2 years that we have had it. It's to bad that you had to have the motor's & gear boxes replaced but at least you have the you have the better ones now. I do all my own work on are's so when something does come up it doesn't sit at the dealer and collect dust we use are's all the time winter or summer it not in one place much.
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Lawsuit as in Class Action to force a real fix not a BAND AID and recall??

Great idea if a Lawyer can be found to work for free. I myself don't have deep pockets to pay for one. Good luck
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Great idea if a Lawyer can be found to work for free. I myself don't have deep pockets to pay for one. Good luck
Hmmmm.....maybe the Better Business Bureau or Consumer Protection Agency? No need to fund it ourselves, let the government bring it's weight to the fight???
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:16 PM   #26
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I guess we have one of the better ones built we haven't had any problems with are fifth wheel in 2 years that we have had it. It's to bad that you had to have the motor's & gear boxes replaced but at least you have the you have the better ones now. I do all my own work on are's so when something does come up it doesn't sit at the dealer and collect dust we use are's all the time winter or summer it not in one place much.
Extended Warranty, first time we purchased Well worth it
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Well just upgraded the tires to Sailuns, fixed the Electric Levelers, and resolved the leaking gearboxes on our HCM 379RD.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:47 AM   #28
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The Gear box leak may be heat related.
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I'll pass this along: Norco had a communications issue with their Chinese suppler which resulted in poor/light built motors and gear boxes. Since they are used in most cable slide systems (BAL Accuslide) they have no way to track them, BUT Norco is replacing them as they fail.
So you may want to check with your repair facility as they have gotten parts from Norco at no charge.
This info was gained directly from a Norco Rep while they were replacing our Motor and Gear Box a couple of weeks ago.
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I'll pass this along: Norco had a communications issue with their Chinese suppler which resulted in poor/light built motors and gear boxes. Since they are used in most cable slide systems (BAL Accuslide) they have no way to track them, BUT Norco is replacing them as they fail.
So you may want to check with your repair facility as they have gotten parts from Norco at no charge.
This info was gained directly from a Norco Rep while they were replacing our Motor and Gear Box a couple of weeks ago.
Do we actually have to wait till they fail? You know they will likely do so months apart. I don’t relish the idea of 4 visits to the dealer!!

Is there anyway to verify if you have the light built model??

And is Norcold paying for the labor to change them out???

These are the reasons I say a recall is warranted and if Norcold has admitted there is a flaw in mfg. then the government should step in and force a recall
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:01 AM   #31
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Well just upgraded the tires to Sailuns, fixed the Electric Levelers, and resolved the leaking gearboxes on our HCM 379RD.
Do you have two 5th wheels? The one in your signature is different.
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Do you have two 5th wheels? The one in your signature is different.
That is how I fixed it.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:47 PM   #33
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Lawsuit

I agree with this post. Let's start a class action lawsuit. Quality control on my new 2018 305rl is a joke. I also have leaking motors and just talked with my dealer that I bought the trailer from. Drip pans is not a fix. New motors that do not leak? Keep me posted with lawsuit. I have enough pictures if you need.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:10 PM   #34
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It's not just High Country's that have electric slides. Many Montana's have at least one electric slide also.
Most newer Montanas use Schwintek electric drive vs cable driven. The HCs tend to use the cable systems that are more prone to trouble.
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Old 09-09-2018, 03:26 PM   #35
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You guys are no help. How do I get the trays? Considering the leak rate it would take a 100 years to fill one. Seems like a great fix but I am only an engineer, not a lawyer,
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Sterlingsilver, Although I do not own a unit with cable slides (never would) I suppose you would accept a drip pan fix supplied by your GM/Ford/Ram dealer for your garage floor to catch all the motor oil leaking from your brand new $75k truck ? I don't think so !!!
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Sterlingsilver, Although I do not own a unit with cable slides (never would) I suppose you would accept a drip pan fix supplied by your GM/Ford/Ram dealer for your garage floor to catch all the motor oil leaking from your brand new $75k truck ? I don't think so !!!
When I flew airplanes for a living, if it wasn't leaking it was probably out of hydraulic fluid. Included new aircraft.
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Do we actually have to wait till they fail? You know they will likely do so months apart. I donít relish the idea of 4 visits to the dealer!!

Is there anyway to verify if you have the light built model??

And is Norcold paying for the labor to change them out???

These are the reasons I say a recall is warranted and if Norcold has admitted there is a flaw in mfg. then the government should step in and force a recall
James, I don't know the answer to that.
Ours was repaired at our SOB Rally, similar to the Montana Rally, with Factory Techs on site, which none of them had a clue about our problem. They came back the next day with 3 or 4 Norco (not Norcold, that's fridges) who is the parent of BAL Auccu-Slide which is the Cable system. Anyway as soon as the slide started going out the Norco Reps all agreed, Bad Motor & Gear Box.
Now who's paying for repairs at a Dealer or Service Center, is a good question. A good Dealer should get reimbursed by Norco, but who's to say they do, but also charge the Customer, thus getting paid twice.
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