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Old 12-14-2014, 10:13 PM   #1
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New Member Needs Help on Slide Out Issues

Hello.... I am new to this forum and not sure where to begin to look for my slide out issues....

We have a 2005 Vectra, Winnebago and on the drivers side the slide out extends out and drops down. The issue we are having is when we go to put it in there is not enough power to pull it up and back in. We have had it in the shop 2 times this year. They claim that the compartments will hold 300# and I've weighed everything and it's about 250#. This is giving me fits. Is there a larger, more powerful hydraulic pump or system that can replace the original one or is there something else that can be done other than just taking everything out of the compartments and loosing all that storage space?
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:22 PM   #2
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Yes, there are replacements, but I am no expert. Try googling or type into irv2 search box, 'better slide motor' and you will find previous posts here about it. Good luck!
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

There are some sections on here that would apply to your issue. I suggest to start with the Winnebago section first.

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Old 12-15-2014, 12:56 AM   #5
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Are you running the engine when operating the slideout? If not, I would recommend that you do so--this will provide a higher voltage to the hydraulic pump and the system will be much happier. The pump should be able to move your slide without a problem.

Which model of the Vectra do you have?
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:42 AM   #6
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Things to Consider:
• Is the motorhome level? When breaking camp, bring the slides in before storing the jacks.
• Is engine running? Is it running at fast idle?
• What condition are the chassis batteries? Weak batteries will make a difference. Never move the slides without well-charged chassis batteries.
• Have you checked the hydraulic fluid level? Don’t let low fluid allow air to get into the lines.
• Are you bringing in the largest slide first? Move the smaller slides last.

Hope this helps! And WELCOME to the forum!

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Welcome to the forum! We're sure glad you joined the gang here!

Hope you find the answer to your problem. Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Hello.... I am new to this forum and not sure where to begin to look for my slide out issues....



We have a 2005 Vectra, Winnebago and on the drivers side the slide out extends out and drops down. The issue we are having is when we go to put it in there is not enough power to pull it up and back in. We have had it in the shop 2 times this year. They claim that the compartments will hold 300# and I've weighed everything and it's about 250#. This is giving me fits. Is there a larger, more powerful hydraulic pump or system that can replace the original one or is there something else that can be done other than just taking everything out of the compartments and loosing all that storage space?

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Sorry you are having this problem.
With the slide out in looking at the out side trim at the bottom of the slide, does it match the rest of the trim at the front and rear? If it does not, there is a good chance I can tell you how to fix your problem.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:00 PM   #11
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Hello.... I am new to this forum and not sure where to begin to look for my slide out issues....

We have a 2005 Vectra, Winnebago and on the drivers side the slide out extends out and drops down. The issue we are having is when we go to put it in there is not enough power to pull it up and back in. We have had it in the shop 2 times this year. They claim that the compartments will hold 300# and I've weighed everything and it's about 250#. This is giving me fits. Is there a larger, more powerful hydraulic pump or system that can replace the original one or is there something else that can be done other than just taking everything out of the compartments and loosing all that storage space?
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Tough start to your entry into the irv2 forum.

I had a '05 Vectra. We had the same issue from time to time. One problem was the slide pads were worn. The other was too much weight. One way we got the slide to come in was to drop the right side some. This gave the left side a bit of a down hill kick. Don't forget, when you are counting weight you have to consider the cabinets, etc. Another help is to unload the heaviest stuff before closing. Sometimes just 20# will do the trick.

Things to inspect: take a good look at the ram trays. Those are the things that the rams lay in. Do they all have the same shape? If one looks different there is a good chance it is damaged and needs to be replaced. Check the bolts that the basement compartments hang from. These are known to break. Check the pads where the slide rides in. They should be all about the same shape and thickness. And, as Jesse suggested, make certain the engine is running.

If I recall correctly the slides are to be out before leveling with that coach and the jacks up before closing. I violated this rule when I used the jacks to tip the coach to the right a bit to close the slide.

Make and appointment with the fine folks at Winnebago in Forest City, IA. They will go through the slide systems fixing and adjusting till everything is correct. Wait till spring though. Too cold now .

One last thought. Follow the instructions in the manual about checking the HWH reservoir level. If I recall correctly one of the slides was to be extended. That was for the 40FD. I don't know your floor plan.

Hope all of us are helping in some manner.

Happy trails.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:00 AM   #12
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We just had the coach 40AD to the plant and they installed new pads and did all the adjusting. When we left, the next day, the slide barely came in but that was the norm so I thought it was ok. Next stop and went to leave and I had to go out and rock the coach for the slide to get 'over the hump' and then it went in fine. It's been hit or miss ever since and that's only a couple months and a few times with the slide out. Fluid is fine and we're going to get the couch out of here and bring in a couple of lazy boy's and then clear out everything that's heavy in the compartments. I know after getting it worked on before the Winnebago plant (up in Washington state where they didn't know how to ship the pads properly) it worked ok for a few times but still was a bit slow on the 'hump'. I think at this point, everything out of the compartments will do the trick as that seems to be the only option. Sad for sure as we live here and need the storage space. I had hoped that an increased pump or some other trick would do. I see that there are two opinions of retracting the slide. One is with the jacks up and the other with them down. If they're down and the engine is started, then the air bags fill up and the coach can become un-level as did happen already. With the engine running, and even increasing the rpm's it didn't really help getting it over that hump so I'm figuring the weight is the issue. The designers don't live in these things or they might have discovered this problem.
At the factory, I'd have to say that 75% of those in there we in there for slide issues among other things. Very sad commentary on Winnebago. When I had it in the shop in Washington state, there was another one in there of same year with the same problem, slide was pushing the outer wall out along with the inner wall allowing the ceiling to drop down. I told the factory about that and showed them and they didn't even know what that was all about.
I'll keep a look out for more posts, thanks for all the help.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:03 AM   #13
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I forgot to add that I'll have to get the batteries checked but they do start the engine fine and the other slides come in and out quickly without a problem. It's that darn drop and the hump to get back in that's the main problem.
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Old 12-16-2014, 12:24 AM   #14
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Just another comment on the slide issue. I talked to the "one" guy that is the "expert" on the slides at the factory. He and the other mechanics tell me that if we have problems to take it to a Winnebago dealer. I asked how I could do that if he's the only one with the expertise at the factory, what are the chances of having one of him at these other locations? He kind of looked at me with a shrug of the shoulders. I told him that they should all send their tech's to the factory and have him go through the steps to "tune the slides". I wonder what we'll all do when he retires? He's been there about 30 years!
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