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Old 03-11-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Room Slide Stops

I have a 2004 40' MDTS and the passenger side room slide is stopping half way out when I attempt to extend it. When it first starts moving out; it makes a slight clunk, then moves only half way out. The motor continues to run if I hold the extend switch, but it won't extend all the way out. It retracts fine. Any ideas?

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Old 03-11-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Go with the obvious first--check the fluid level in the HWH reservoir. Jacks must be up and all slides in for an accurate reading.
PS--being new to the coach, the passenger-side scissor slide in the bedroom only goes to the threaded-rod stops behind the wood trim--accordingly, the wood trim on the slide is actually about 4-5 inches out from the side-walls of the coach when extended [unlike the wood trim on the other two slides which are flush with the side-walls when fully extended].

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Old 03-11-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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thanks much...upon further inspection; it looks the the passenger room slide is extended as far as it should go.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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FWIW - I have always heard a "clunk" when opening the rear vanity slide. As long as it keeps working I'm not going to worry about it. Might be just the nature of the scissor jacks.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #5
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Slide Problems

We have the same problems. We are currently on our second main control box replaced by HW#H and still have problems. My mobile RV guy has troubleshot our original one and found it has a bad cold solder joint on a board even though HWH had repaired it twice and sent it back. It is on the bottom yellow "Chicklet" as HWH calls them on the right side of the box. we are to put in the third replacement box this Friday and if it doesn't work, he will just fix the cold solder joint on our original box. You might want to check for this.
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