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Old 09-21-2015, 09:35 AM   #1
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Power Slide went kaput

At the campground this weekend, power slide wouldn't retract. checked hydraulic motor/pump and never heard any clicks or sign that the motor was turning. luckily, there's a manual pump to allow me to retract the slide, after opening the knob on the pump.

Wife found manual so I guess I'm going to check out electrical connections/fuses.

Anyone have any advice here please?
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:18 PM   #2
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Chassis battery and or hydraulic fluid levels could be low. The require both to operate.
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:30 PM   #3
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Closure, of a sort. Ran the engine and generator for their monthly checkup. When I turned off the engine, I let the gen run for a bit. Thought I might start troubleshooting the slide and voila! With the gen running, the slide goes in and out. Hmmm....
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Old 12-04-2015, 01:54 PM   #4
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sounds like the chassis battery is the first "usual suspect" - put your tongue across the terminals and (if you can your real name must be Gene Simmons)
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:00 PM   #5
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Sounds like low voltage from engine batts or house batts, being as slide motor had enough power when batteries were charging. You'll need to determine which batts run your slide motor. We had same issue on a Newmar coach some years ago and found corroded/loose wiring contacts @ slide motor. I'd start with all electrical connections you can find to slide motor.

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Old 12-04-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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It always pays HUUUUGE dividends to keep all of your battery terminals clean and tight. For your hydraulic slide, that extends to the power cables feeding the pump.

If your slide worked with your generator runnjng, I would suspect that the pump is connected to the house batteries, as the genny would be charging them thru your inverter/charger or converter.

Since you should also have a battery isolator/combiner that is connected to your engine alternator, I would also check that as the slide should have then operated with your engine running.


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Old 12-07-2015, 05:52 PM   #7
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Just putting in my extra two cents...now I'm not 100%, but I'm a solid 95%...that on most motorhomes...I have to say most as lately with a lot of Class B's the chassis and coach battery systems are intertwined to the point of near integration...but, as you have the same moho as mine, assuming neither of our PO's did any tweaks...the slides usually run off the chassis batteries...I think it has to do with, well, the ability to drive down the road without an extra 18" of width...I know on my '00 XC Diesel the slide is definitely run on the chassis battery. Hope all works out, again, my quick fix, though definitely the most expensive, is just replace all your batteries. If you plan on keeping the moho for at least 5 years than it's totally worth it. If you plan on keeping it 10+, splurge on lithium. I did, though I've never been able to hold onto any car, boat, plane, or RV for a decade...(of course I only got into this personally a little over a decade ago anyways)

Either way, if you have any questions, I've had to troubleshoot more hiccups than I ever thought one would have when finally making the jump up to the diesel pusher stratosphere..(I was wrong).
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