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Old 07-01-2024, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default Electric Sofa Bed - PARTS NEEDED - 2011 RoadTrek 210P

GREETINGS!

We recently bought this Roadtrek 210 Class B and we love it!

ONE PROBLEM:
As soon as we took ownership, the "electric" Sofa Bed quit working.
Normally it slides up and down at the touch of a switch.

Now its a real pain to try and get underneath to the Inverter & extra Storage.
Add to that my back says we ain't getting any younger!

INVESTIGATION REVEALED:
The little gears in the little differential at the end of the Screw Jacks are stripped. They appear to be plastic or nylon gears (hard to see inside).

SEE ATTACHED PICTURE:
Inside the red circles are the little differentials (2). These contain the little gears (One for each side of the sofa bed). Located at the end of the screw-jacks and the cables.

I found a new "complete" replacement set (with more parts than I need) but it was $500.00!! - Not sure I want to pay that much or if I can even afford it right now.

QUESTION:
Does anyone know:
1. Can one get/buy NEW parts for these (the differentials or plastic gears)?
2. Does anyone know if one can buy these parts USED somewhere?
3. Any other solutions ??

Any ideas, tips or leads are great-fully accepted!

Thanks in advance!!

Jim
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Old 07-01-2024, 06:41 PM   #2
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GREETINGS!

We recently bought this Roadtrek 210 Class B and we love it!

ONE PROBLEM:
As soon as we took ownership, the "electric" Sofa Bed quit working.
Normally it slides up and down at the touch of a switch.

Now its a real pain to try and get underneath to the Inverter & extra Storage.
Add to that my back says we ain't getting any younger!

INVESTIGATION REVEALED:
The little gears in the little differential at the end of the Screw Jacks are stripped. They appear to be plastic or nylon gears (hard to see inside).

SEE ATTACHED PICTURE:
Inside the red circles are the little differentials (2). These contain the little gears (One for each side of the sofa bed). Located at the end of the screw-jacks and the cables.

I found a new "complete" replacement set (with more parts than I need) but it was $500.00!! - Not sure I want to pay that much or if I can even afford it right now.

QUESTION:
Does anyone know:
1. Can one get/buy NEW parts for these (the differentials or plastic gears)?
2. Does anyone know if one can buy these parts USED somewhere?
3. Any other solutions ??

Any ideas, tips or leads are great-fully accepted!

Thanks in advance!!

Jim
Can you change the current motor with two flex dives to two linear actuators? https://www.amazon.com/s?k=linear+ac...f=nb_sb_noss_2
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Old 07-01-2024, 07:33 PM   #3
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We have the complete power sofa from our 07 C190P which probably has all the same pieces as yours. It has hardly been used at all so in very good shape and stored inside our home since removed.



It is free if you can figure out how to come and get it. Too much hassle to ship unless it is a picked/pack/ship company, I think.


We are in the Minneapolis area.
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Hi George!
I wish we could, it would be a lot more affordable and... However its (Linear Actuators) also above my pay-grade & knowledge level to use too hahaha
Thanks tho George!
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Old 07-02-2024, 04:32 PM   #5
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We have the complete power sofa from our 07 C190P which probably has all the same pieces as yours. It has hardly been used at all so in very good shape and stored inside our home since removed.



It is free if you can figure out how to come and get it. Too much hassle to ship unless it is a picked/pack/ship company, I think.


We are in the Minneapolis area.
Dear "booster"

Howdy!
I agree - It's a long, long drive to your area from ours (we are near Calgary).
If you were able & willing to ship the cables, differentials and screw jacks I can send photo of same) I would gladly pay you for shipping!
USPS would be easiest for you I believe. Let me know your thoughts!
Thank you again!!!
Jim
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Dear "booster"

Howdy!
I agree - It's a long, long drive to your area from ours (we are near Calgary).
If you were able & willing to ship the cables, differentials and screw jacks I can send photo of same) I would gladly pay you for shipping!
USPS would be easiest for you I believe. Let me know your thoughts!
Thank you again!!!
Jim

That would also require disassembling it to get the parts and disposal of the left over stuff, and I really want to get away from that. Probably will pass on that, but I truly understand the long trip issues.
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I Understand, Thanks anyhow.
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GREETINGS!

We recently bought this Roadtrek 210 Class B and we love it!

ONE PROBLEM:
As soon as we took ownership, the "electric" Sofa Bed quit working.
Normally it slides up and down at the touch of a switch.

Now its a real pain to try and get underneath to the Inverter & extra Storage.
Add to that my back says we ain't getting any younger!

INVESTIGATION REVEALED:
The little gears in the little differential at the end of the Screw Jacks are stripped. They appear to be plastic or nylon gears (hard to see inside).

SEE ATTACHED PICTURE:
Inside the red circles are the little differentials (2). These contain the little gears (One for each side of the sofa bed). Located at the end of the screw-jacks and the cables.

I found a new "complete" replacement set (with more parts than I need) but it was $500.00!! - Not sure I want to pay that much or if I can even afford it right now.

QUESTION:
Does anyone know:
1. Can one get/buy NEW parts for these (the differentials or plastic gears)?
2. Does anyone know if one can buy these parts USED somewhere?
3. Any other solutions ??

Any ideas, tips or leads are great-fully accepted!

Thanks in advance!!

Jim
Hi Jim;
I have a Power recline Sofa in my 2001 Leisure travel van. The operating system appears to be identical to yours. Only one of two sides is operating, but it functions fine. However, I did track down a parts supplier that carries the parts required. I have not contacted them but will. Here is the contact that should lead you to them:

Sofa Power Parts

Part Description

Drawing Number

Transmission 1
Drive Plastic Nut 2
Motor 3
Cable 4
Worm Gear Assembly 5
Screw Drive Length 6
Entire Assembly Length 7
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Van Conversion Vehicle Information

Year of van
Make of van
Model of van
Name of van conversion company
Power mechanism for sofa is
(check one):
Recline only (up and down)

Slide only (back and forward)

Double power, Recline and Slide

Sofa Information

The replacement item needed for the van conversion power sofa mechanism is this item (check all that apply):

#2 Drive Plastic Nut
#3 Motor
#4 Cable
#5 Worm Gear Assembly
Item #1, Transmission, is NOT available separately. Available only with Item #5, Worm Gear Assembly.

Please provide the following measurements and information:

What is the length of the Cable (Item #4):
What is the length of the Screw Drive (Item #6):
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What is the length of the Entire Assembly (Item #7):
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What is the part number on the Motor (Item #3):
Is the existing Motor short as seen in the motor at top, or is the existing Motor long, as seen in the motor at bottom?
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Do you need a part for the Passenger Side or Driver Side?
Provide any additional information you can read from any stickers or frames.
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Your first name
Your last name
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If you are with a company, what type of business are you in?
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City
State
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Country
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Fax number
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E-mail address

V-Sales Company
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2016 Borneman Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517 USA
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Van Conversions, Conversion Vans, Repair Parts, Van Accessories, Van Parts, V-Sales, Elkhart, Indiana, IN, Mark III, Mark 3, Mark Three

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Good luck.
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Old 07-08-2024, 04:23 PM   #9
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Sandy!
Thanks for sharing that information. I will contact them and see if I can get the part I need at a reasonable price. Appreciate your help!!
Jim Messner
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