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Old 11-08-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Inoperative slides

I am helping the widow of one of your forums prolific members who passed a year ago...The coach sat enclosed and unpowered for 10 months...I plugged in shore power and watered the house baterries. They appear to be shot... The chassis baterries took a charge and the coach coach started and ran well... I have been unable to get the slides to retract and it would appear some house items are unpowered, even with shore power on.... A quick check of the circuit breaker panel was down and all was normal...Any help on the next step would be appreciated..... ( The widow will be placing this coach for sale )....Knowing Rick I know this coach has been well maintained....
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Old 11-08-2014, 10:18 AM   #2
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Check the house battery switch in the stairwell is "on". If you say what model and year coach you have it would help too.

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May need the ignition switch to be on. May require new house batteries. Are the slides electric or hydraulic? Need more info.

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Ignition on, engine running, parking brake on, battery switches engaged. All or some can be prerequisites to get the slides to operate. If electric they can take good batteries to makes them go.
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The coach is a 2006 38ft Limited....I believe the slides are hydraulic....I tried cycling the jacks but the panel lights up , however the jacks do not function....? The hydraulic pump inop? ...I appreciate the input.... Les
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I have a 05, 38' ltd, manufactured in late 04. The slides are hydraulic, I do not need the jacks down to operate them. Make sure your battery cut off switch is turned on. PM me if you still have questions.
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my 03 has to have the jacks down to operate the slides.

the hwh panel also has to be on, plus the switch for the room slides (how many fail safes are there )
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1 Park Brake On
2 Ignition On or Accessory
3 Press HYD on panel twice to Dump air and start Auto Level
4 Slide Switch ON after Auto Level complete
5 Press Slide Extend

If no luck make sure Batt switch ON and fluid reservoir has fluid.

If no luck call HWH

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I had the same problem, it was the batteris, they were shot. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:41 AM   #10
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Hi Les

Have solved your slide/jack problem yet? Let us know.

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I am not trying to make other owners mad, but an Alpine coach does not operate like any other brand, you help will only bollox up what this fellow is trying to do. If he follows some of the advice mentioned here by SOB's (some other brand), he will cause lots of damage to the MH.


1. Replace the house batteries with new. Make sure chassis batteries are fully charged. Make sure all master switches are turned on.
2. Coach must be on jacks, leveled for the slides to go in or out, any other way, and you will damage the thing.
3. Suggest you read the owners manual cover to cover to learn as much as you can before you proceed any further, as not doing it correctly could damage, the electrical system, hydraulic system or other component systems contained in this coach. Please provide the year and model if not done so, so we can specifically comment on that one, there was some changes in the 2005 model year, that only owners of those years and newer can comment on. Vansco electrical system can be damaged if so equipped if you don't know what you are doing, please read that manual.


This also begs that our co-pilots learn how these things operate, so when our better half cannot do it, you can, to the tune of at least getting it home. At Alpine Rally's we used to have driving school, if not doing so now, we need to start it again, so the CP's learn how these things work.
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Looks like it doesn't matter what any of us say or suggest as the OP has not responded for some time now.

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Everything posted suggests he did not have the house battery cutoff switch turned on, or the house batteries were not putting out any/enough voltage.


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Hi Dave,

Whatever the problem the OP has not come back to tell us if it has been rectified or not. I even sent him a PM to no avail.

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