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Old 04-08-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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I've bought my 2005 Scottsdale in July 2006 and seems that the opening time for each of the three slideoutes is soooo slow. Is that normal, is there anyway to speed them up? I've watched other rigs open up with a lot less time involved.
Appreciate any info.
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I've bought my 2005 Scottsdale in July 2006 and seems that the opening time for each of the three slideoutes is soooo slow. Is that normal, is there anyway to speed them up? I've watched other rigs open up with a lot less time involved.
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:56 PM   #3
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Mine is really slow also... I am thinking its the nature of the beast of Newmar....
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #4
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The electric slide-out drives have this itty bitty motor geared WAY, WAY down to get the necesary force, which means it takes time. Mine's the same way.

HEY! We're actual gas Newmar owners talking about a gas Newmar issue in the Newmar forum! How cool is that?
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:29 PM   #5
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My slides are also very slow because of the geared down MMM (Mickey Mouse Motor) On the other hand, I always put out the slides with shore power,because the motor speed is directly proportional to the DC voltage. So be sure to have shore power or run the generator to give the little motor some extra ummmph !
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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Newmar's slides were always slower than the competition's. They invented the flat floor slide and actually have far less problems per unit than most. My last '02 DP Newmar was slower than my present. But it was a touch and forget whereas thus one is a hold to work.

Like it or not, it;s the best slide in the business, bar none.

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:50 PM   #7
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Mine are also slow compared to some others that I have seen. But, I am not usually in a hurry, whats a few more seconds to wait, so it does not bother me.
Fortunately, they always go in and out as expected.
We love our Newmar gasser.
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Well can you beet that we do have some gassers on the Newmar forum, welcome everyone.
We can help the slides with clean polished side walls and some talcom powder on rubber seals so they do not stick.
They do move slow but never had a stuck one yet.
Have seen others move so fast they have to open door or window or might brake their ear drums.
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Thanks Everyone for the info. But "007" thats a new one about the talcom powder I'll have to try it.
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Hi, just a comment as we had a couple of fast slides on a Winnebago before our current coach. I never minded that the slides(4) are slow as that does give you time to get that "something that was forgotten" out of the way!!!

I lost a nice brief case to the over zealous slide in our last coach and the slide didnt fair too well either. You would think that it would have stopped if it incured a bit of excess friction, but no way!!!

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Had the faster slides on previous Bounder-they were great, never had a problem! Am now trying to adjust front slide on the AllStar to lay flat(its only flat or flush on one end!). Eliminating Bertha would speed up the in/out process time.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by cyaontheroad:
Thanks Everyone for the info. But "007" thats a new one about the talcom powder I'll have to try it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have heard other suggestions from techs who recommend corn starch as the best thing to apply to the seals. Some of them do not having an owner apply wax to the sidewall which goes in at the seal. They definitely do not like the commercial slide lube applied to the seals.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dav5942:
Had the faster slides on previous Bounder-they were great, never had a problem! Am now trying to adjust front slide on the AllStar to lay flat(its only flat or flush on one end!). Eliminating Bertha would speed up the in/out process time. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>my slide on 95 london won,t come up over hump going in?
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It is a good thing Newmar Flat Slides are SLOW...because dingy Jojo tried to slide out with one of the lock arms engaged (all the while hearing little computer voice saying("all lock arms and other...you know the thirty second delay) Saved myself from Bones lashing me with a wet noodle!

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