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Old 04-29-2006, 11:41 AM   #1
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When working around batteries cleaning, disconnecting or changing REMOVE the slide motor fuses 12v 20-amp, in your 12 volt panel located in bedroom, so slides will not suddenly activate and "if locked" can cause damage to slides and in case of bedroom slide rip off night stands from base of slides.
For some reason spikes in the 12v line will activate the slide controllers.
The Newmar slide face is a solid piece of alumium welded on but can cause damage to slide tracking controls and pop off dress face of slide.
I have seen other MH's not Newmars with the whole face ripped off just from normal operations of the slide opening.

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When working around batteries cleaning, disconnecting or changing REMOVE the slide motor fuses 12v 20-amp, in your 12 volt panel located in bedroom, so slides will not suddenly activate and "if locked" can cause damage to slides and in case of bedroom slide rip off night stands from base of slides.
For some reason spikes in the 12v line will activate the slide controllers.
The Newmar slide face is a solid piece of alumium welded on but can cause damage to slide tracking controls and pop off dress face of slide.
I have seen other MH's not Newmars with the whole face ripped off just from normal operations of the slide opening.

IF ANYONE HAS SOME THINGS TO KNOW, PLEASE ADD TO THIS POST THAN EVERYONE WILL KNOW. "007"
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I have disconnected my house batteries on numerous occassions and have never encountered such an issue. In as much as the slide motor and board controller rely on some type of a positive battery activation, I can't understand how a surge could create that. The positive battery power can only flow if the activation relay is employed. This requires the input of positive power supplied by the momentary rocker switch one uses to activate a slide function. To operate by it self has to involve a failure in the semi-latching relay and or supply line. Your coach may be showing signs of what might be a serious failure and malfunction, such that has happened before causing slides to extend, possibly while driving.
The fact that Newmar or other manufacturer has never raised such an issue, warning, or caution may be further suspect that your coach may have a serious problem.
This surge, if that's what it is, should not affect the control board in its original design. I would suggest you contact Newmar or your dealer and have the problem checked and corrected. In the meantime I would leave those fuses out to avoid any unforseen on the road camping experience.
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Thanks for the reply this was not my coach and it was on a DP coach that it did happen. Have no explaination why it happened just that it did. Just wanted to put out there so everyone would know !!!! happens some times. "007"
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Looks to me like yet another solid reason to

NOT use the slide locks.

The ignition circuit lock-out for the slides

(on a Gasser) can be tested with the key "on".
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I have had three Newmars and have always used the slide locks. The newer Newmars have automatic locks so there must be a reason they are there. Have read of RVers having slide creep out on them while on the road, motor driven or hydraulic, better safe than sorry. "007"
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007---

With all due respect, my manual locks

will never be locked, too easy for the

grandkids or a knob twirler-monkey-er

to poke a button at the wrong time.

The electric auto/locks are not-so-good

either and are being defeated by Owners

left and right. They were a Newmar Answer

to the cumbersome manual slide locks...

It maybe true that a Newmar Slide could

jiggle outward on its' own, but I haven't

experienced that yet.....
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