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Old 07-20-2015, 05:35 PM   #1
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We have a 2009 Adventurer with slide out problems. 2 of the slides are intermittent. Sometimes they come in or go out other times they stop (not always the same place). We have talked with Winnebago service who gave the tech a list of things to check - they all checked out ok, no problems (this has been done 2 times). The service tech also contacted Kwikee with no success - he said they just didn't get it, so they were no help. We have had this in for service many, many times and spent thousands of dollars trying to find the problem since we purchased it new. We are not mechanically inclined so we have to rely on service. The tech told me today that he was not really familiar with this particular type of slide out mechanisms and that we needed to find someone who is, however we do not know anyone since we rely on service. Most of the miles on this motorhome are for taking it for repair. It only has 8500 miles. We are afraid to take it on a trip. The last time one of them stuck and would not go in or out with about 1" still out at the bottom of the slide. Anyone have this problem or have suggestions.
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Old 07-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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Not knowing all the checks that have been done I can only suggest something basic. On mine the brake has to be set and the engine running when operating the slides. If you have the key turned to accessory and the engine not running your battery may not be able to handle the load of the slide. I am probably way off but all I can suggest; Sorry.

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Old 07-20-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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You may be better off taking this to Forest City for repair. At least the factory should be able to help without throwing a lot of money at it.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:23 AM   #4
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Just 2 tips.
Have the engine running.
Open the door.
My full wall slide would sometimes not come all the way in. A friend told me about opening the door. Believe me, it works.
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:24 AM   #5
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Thanks. I like you suggestion. Does Winnebago have a service center at Forest City or is there a local dealer with service?
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:27 AM   #6
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Thanks Chase A. We will try that one.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:39 AM   #7
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Yes, Winnebago has a service facility at the factory. There is also over night parking with hook ups while waiting or having service done. Also over night parking at Visitor Center across the street.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:00 PM   #8
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It is best to make an appointment with the service center but they will take you on a non-appointment basis. It may take a couple of days before they can fit you in.
They do have electric hookups available at the service center and if that is full they have a section with electric hook up across the highway at the rally grounds. Water and sewer dumps are available at the rally grounds.
They do their best to have the rig out for you to spend the night in even if the work isn't finished.

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