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Old 12-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Generator Slide-out

Yesterday I started the generator on my 2005 Alpine because I had not run it for two month. While it was running I put the slide out about half way. After I stopped the generator the slide would not move back in. Does anyone have an idea
what is wrong. Is their a fuse I should be looking for?


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Old 12-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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Jim,
The 1st thing I would try is resetting the Vansco using the chassis disconnect. Then check to see if the plug came loose on the switch. I believe you can manually turn the shaft with a socket or wrench as a last resort.

Also make sure the ignition switch is on.
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Remember the hydraulic pump must be on to move anything, which, on our '99, required the ignition be on as well.
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My 05 has an electric motor. It is possible non quad slides units still had a hydraulic gen slide in 05. At least a non quad unit would have the required 2 available solenoid positions on the hydraulic manifold.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:20 PM   #5
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generator slide-out

Wayne yes I have an elecitic slide on the generator and I have been putting the ignition switch on. I just tried disconnecting the chassis battery to reset the Vansco. I left it off for 5 min. but it didn't fix the problem. Where is the nut that you can hand crank? By the way my Alpine is a 40FDQS also.


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Old 12-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #6
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Jim, I not sure but I was told it could be run in or out by hand. I suspect if you remove the motor there will be a flat or hex on the shaft to allow you to turn the worm screw.

A power probe would be handy in this case. You could apply 12 volts directly to the motor and run the slide in or out or at least verify if the motor was the problem. Link to powerprobe
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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Jim,

I have a 2005 and there is a 12VDC fuse panel in the bathroom behind a white pulloff panel. I'm not sure if there is a fuse there for the gen slide but I know there is for the cable reel as mine blows now & then.
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I went through a lot of troubleshooting on my '04. Even rewired straight to 12v with heaver wire. It helped a little. I finally found out the roller bearings are not all sealed and need lubrication. I oiled all the horixontal bearings with a large amount of 3 in 1 oil. Now the slide works like it should.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #9
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Jim, don't know if you found the fuze, but the last post above is a good one to remember, the lubrication should be done at least twice a year in dry weather, and 4 times a year if it's a wet climate. I do mine once on the road, when we put it in storage once were home, and then before we leave for the season. That works out to about every 4 months or so. Lube the screw shaft and wipe of the excess, and all the roller bearings with 3in1 oil. This should help. You can also try the power probe to get around the bad fuse if necessary, but you will be under the coach for that process. Please let us know what the problem was/is when you get it.
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Generator slide

I would like to thank everyone for your help. After I lubricated the ball screw I was able to get the slide back in. Jim Good 40 ft Alpine
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