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Old 01-03-2015, 07:37 AM   #1
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Slide moved out while travelling

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we have been travelling the i5 south from bc to so. cal. (in acton right now). the other day, when we stopped at a rest area, i notice that the dinning room slide had come out about an inch. before departing, i started the engine and brought in the slide. the next day, there was no movement of the slide while driving. then the next day, same thing - had stopped at the rest area and i could see that the slide had come out about one inch. brough it back in before departing the rest area.

this has not happened before. any thoughts? i know that the two travel days we were on some bad / bumpy patches of the i5

thanks for the help.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:52 AM   #2
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Not sure what the problem may be, but it is probably something to do with the motor and brake. For the next few days while you are travelling, get some 2 x 4's and use them as slide out locking bars. You can buy these Camping World or other places online, but when travelling, 2 x 4's work. Her is a link to some pictures: https://www.google.com/search?q=rv+s...w&ved=0CFAQ7Ak
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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Are you holding the button down for about seconds when you retract the slide? I was told to do that and it corrected my problem.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:42 PM   #4
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If purging the air from the system as suggested by Nick does not work, the retract soleniod likely needs to be replaced. It is not a complicated or expensive repair.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:25 AM   #5
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I'm nor sure which slide mechanism you have, but on mine there are electric motors that turn a toothed wheel to extend and retract the slides. When fully closed, there is a motor brake lever that engages. Last year I had the front edge of my largest slide-out creep out about 1/2 inch each time we drove a distance.


It might take 100 miles or more, but eventually it would creep out that small amount (this after nearly 4 years of travelling). It never seemed to move much more than that, I wasn't too worried, but concern was there. After several incidences of this creep, where I would pull over, and re-close the slide, with care, and examining the motor and brake assembly very closely. All looked well, but no change in behavior.


So one day, after closing the slide completely, I grabbed the motor brake lever and gave a hard shove into the lock position. I could feel a very slight crunch, as if a small grain of sand had been keeping the lock from totally engaging. Since then, no more creeping, in some 11 months of more travels.


Just the experience I had, not sure it will help you.
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
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thanks for the comments - always useful to hear from other with similar problems / experiences

thursday morning we are driving from acton to palm springs. staying there for one month - but will be able to see what happens on this drive.

again, thank you
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:01 AM   #7
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We have the Shwintec slides and although they don't creep out much there is some movement when we travel. I think Winnebago has offered some slide braces to keep this from happening. I don't worry much about it, but it definitely is a defect of sorts. But that being said, if that's the worst problem we will have I'll be happy.
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If you have the HWH system it's the Valve and has to be replaced as it's leaking back and causing it to come out a bit. That happened to me and was an easy fix once you get the valve. Now if you have a different system, This info does not apply.
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Old 01-07-2015, 07:04 AM   #9
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If you have the HWH system the solenoid (valve) is most likely out of adjustment or needs to be replaced. Download the manual from the HWH website for instructions on adjustment or purchase a new or rebuild solenoid from HWH if they still sell rebuild solenoids. Mine was an easy R&R to replace the solenoid just disconnected the two wires and unscrewed the solenoid. I've replaced three in the past 15 years.
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For Winnebago/Itasca coaches with Lippert/Shwintec equipped slide-outs, Winnebago tech advisors indicate this is common on larger slide-outs, especially the heavier galley slides like those of the Tour and Ellipse 42QD. We are presently on our second set of new rails, tracks and motors.

Apparently, starting with 2015 models Winnebago started equipping new coaches with a pair of Slide Locks by American Technology Components. They are installed by the owner once the slide has been fully retracted (stowed). I just received a new pair from Winnebago, which are 24" x 44", mfr. part no. SL-2444-1C. The Winnebago part no. is 162495-02-01A. The actual slide lock part number required depends on the coach model as I understand it. Plan to try these for the first time later this week.


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Old 01-19-2015, 11:03 AM   #11
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For Winnebago/Itasca coaches with Lippert/Shwintec equipped slide-outs, Winnebago tech advisors indicate this is common on larger slide-outs, especially the heavier galley slides like those of the Tour and Ellipse 42QD. We are presently on our second set of new rails, tracks and motors.

Apparently, starting with 2015 models Winnebago started equipping new coaches with a pair of Slide Locks by American Technology Components. They are installed by the owner once the slide has been fully retracted (stowed). I just received a new pair from Winnebago, which are 24" x 44", mfr. part no. SL-2444-1C. The Winnebago part no. is 162495-02-01A. The actual slide lock part number required depends on the coach model as I understand it. Plan to try these for the first time later this week.


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I have been using those slide locks provided by WGO for my Adventurer on my Seattle to AZ trip and I can report they do work. No slide creep at all. My slide is 24 feet long.
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What you do to remind yourself to remove the lock mechanism before deploying to prevent damage to the slide?
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What you do to remind yourself to remove the lock mechanism before deploying to prevent damage to the slide?
I have a big "sticky" note over the slide switch...
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What you do to remind yourself to remove the lock mechanism before deploying to prevent damage to the slide?

On the Itasca Ellipse there is a slide electrical power lockout key, literally a key. I attach it to travel rod when it is in place. To activate power, I need that key, thus I remove the travel rods and retrieve the key.


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