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Old 09-11-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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In green River UT. to fuel up. Generator slide will not open, dosen't feel as there is any power.
Manual doesn't show any fuses.
Coach is a 05 40MDTS. Will call factory in AM.
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In green River UT. to fuel up. Generator slide will not open, dosen't feel as there is any power.
Manual doesn't show any fuses.
Coach is a 05 40MDTS. Will call factory in AM.
Help
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:11 PM   #3
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While we were in Charlotte, I helped someone with a similar problem. We found that one of the bolts on the bottom front of the generator, one should be on each front corner, had fallen out. I think it connected one of the arms for the slide. You can see it if you crawl under the front of the rig and look for both bolts. We found another bolt same size, put it in, and that fixed the problem.

Hope your problem is as simple as this!

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Old 09-12-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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Hello Alpinerver:

The bolts John & Gail are talking about are for the safety bar which runs across the frame rails on the generator slide to prevent the generator slide from coming out. If one of the bolts have fallen out the generator slide will not open. You can manually move the safety bar and have some else open the generator slide for easier access. Once the bolt is replaced the generator slide should work properly.
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:30 PM   #5
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Thanks Dave for providing a better description than I (Gail) did. I sure hope this fixes the problem for Alpinerver.
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:01 PM   #6
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waited for daylight and found 1 bolt missing and the nut from the other. same problem as described here. Will install 2 new bolts w/locking nuts.
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:06 AM   #7
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So happy this was posted. Came home from our 2 month trip and found the same bolts loose. You guys saved us from hours of frustration.

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Old 01-14-2007, 09:29 PM   #8
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Oh my gosh, could the missing bolt problem be what is wrong with my 04? If I have someone pull or push the slide while I push the extend/retract button, we can get the slide to move, but otherwise there isn't any "power". Where exactly are these bolts? Unfortunately it's 10 p.m. and dark right now, but will have to have someone help me tomorrow when it's light to check this out. What a relief it would be if the problem is just missing bolts!

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Old 01-14-2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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Hello & Welcome Lynn:

There is a Safety Bar that runs between the Gen Slide Frame in the front. It is right behind the Gen Slide Cap and can be best seen from the bottom. If someone were to lie on their back and look at the bottom of the Gen you should see the Safety Bar and the nuts & bolts are on each end. I hope this explanation helps.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:18 PM   #10
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Thank you Dave. I'll get under there and check it out this week. It's not supposed to rain!!! Keep your fingers crossed that that is what the problem is!

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Our problem was a little more advanced. The Cam followers which are the gen slide bearings, (these may be the bolts you are referring to) actually seized up. We had to remove the bolts and lube them good and get them back in.
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Several months ago on this forum, there was a post about the wiring on the Genset. It needs to be checked, because WRV failed to strip the insulation back far enough from the end and put the incorrect sized wire nuts on the connections. Several people had to pay to have this fixed prior to having a fire or major failure. I checked mine as a matter of course-and they were loose - at same time I lubricated all the genset slide rollers, and parts when I did that work. It's part of my annual maintenance. I remember the bar, and sure I checked the bolts, but will do so again, and replace the regular nuts with the ones that have the little nylon part so they won't back off. Cheap insurance!
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This thread has me totally confused. On my coach the safety bar is manually lowered to prevent the generator slide closing if someone accidentally hits the close switch. I don't see how this could prevent the slide from opening.

The wiring issue concerned starting the generator not opening the slide.
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John,

Some time after 2002 WRV changed the generator slide from an HWH hydraulic unit to an electric unit.
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