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Tom in Tulsa

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Posted: 10/08/19 07:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Recently my bedroom slide has been moving out while the motorhome is parked in storage. I am checking it every day now and finding it has moved out all the way or maybe 6 inches or so. This is crazy!
Any ideas what causes it or what to do?
Will it move out while the vehicle is in motion? That thought is scary.

* This post was edited 10/11/19 06:04am by Tom in Tulsa *


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Posted: 10/08/19 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have some, I guess you call them locks, that clamp on inside the motor home and prevent the slide from moving out especially while moving. They came with the motor home. Might look into something like that.

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Posted: 10/08/19 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What kind of slide
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Power gear (usually a rack and pinion system)
electric Work gear drive
Hydraulic (HTH)
Swinteck or however it's spelled (Wavy track on sides of slide)
Accu-Slide (Cable cars)

OTHER

It will help to know what we need to fix.


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Posted: 10/08/19 09:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's a Powergear slide with rack/pinion, the free-wheeling brake on the actuation motor has likely been released. There should be a lever on the motor that is fairly easy to flip back and forth that releases the motor to free-wheel to allow for adjustment. It happened to mine, and although I keep the slide locks in place when going down the road, I noticed in the mirror that the bottom of the slide was slightly out. Took me some thinking on it, but I discovered the motor brake lever, flipped it back and all was good.


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When we park we always open the slides. Makes the coach more roomy....Dennis


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If you disconnect the house batteries does it still do it?


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I have it in indoor storage and plugged in to keep the refrigerator running and the batteries charged. I have looked for a slide lock but can't see one. From what I see, it moves out about 4-6 inches a day while parked. I will see if it moves with house batteries on disconnect.

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If you are plugged in it may still move with batteries disconnected.

Find the motor and if there is a plug/socket.. Unplug (some have some have not)

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wa8yxm wrote:

What kind of slide
Options
Power gear (usually a rack and pinion system)
electric Work gear drive
Hydraulic (HTH)
Swinteck or however it's spelled (Wavy track on sides of slide)
Accu-Slide (Cable cars)

OTHER

It will help to know what we need to fix.


YUP, need to know what system you have.


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To move out 6 inches points to a HYDRAULIC slide. Disconnecting the battery will not affect ANY slide to prevent going out in storage. HYD slide pooch out when they have either an internal leak(most common) or external leak (you can see the fluid). That means you probably have a Lippert HYD slide from owning a Georgetown. If no external leaks, then either a manifold solenoid is seeping internally or one of the slide rams has an internal ram seal bypassing. Schwinteks CANNOT extend. Accuslides CANNOT extend. Slides with a motor Brake(Powergear) will only pooch out about 2 to 4 inches max. Doug

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