Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Alpine Coach Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-23-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
Member
 
Webstress's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Birch Bay, WA
Posts: 34
Slide moves slowly

We have a 98 36MDSS. The slide goes out fine, but retracts much slower than it did before, any ideas?
Thanks - Linda
__________________

__________________
ACA Webmaster
1998 36' MDSS
http://www.alpinecoachassociation.com
Webstress is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-23-2011, 10:39 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Dave and Jaime's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Webstress View Post
We have a 98 36MDSS. The slide goes out fine, but retracts much slower than it did before, any ideas?
Thanks - Linda
check the hydraulic fluid level. any evidence of leaks?
__________________

__________________
Jaime & Dave (and our 3 cocker spaniels)
2005 Alpine Coach 36FDTS w/ 2009 Honda CR-V, Doran TPMS, Roadmaster Towbar, US Gear Braking
Dave and Jaime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
could be a partially clogged retract solenoid. these are basically a solenoid operated needle valve, so if the small hole is partly clogged, you will only ger partly functional flow. Only way to check that is take the valve out & check the end where the needle hole is, retract the needle using the 1/4" brass hex on the sire side of solenoid and clear any debris.
Could also be a weak solenoid; I think that would show on the voltage while under operation; You'll either need to make a plug-in-pigtail where you can read voltage while operating the retract, or take readings using an insulation piercing probe while operating the retract.

Please let us know what you figure out. Mine seems to be slow on occasion, not always, but can't remember if its extending or retracting, and its not slow by a lot.
__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,228
Do you have the door, or a couple windows open while retracting ?
__________________
96 Wideglide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:29 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 52
The problem could be as simple as a difference in temperature. The fluid gets thicker in colder weather and slows down the operation.

Ken Tarkin
34' 2005 Alpine
__________________
Ken T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Auburn, CA, Havasu, AZ & Mulege, BCS
Posts: 5,217
Fluid temp wasn't my problem; cycling the slide happened within a few minutes in vs. out, and DW remarked on it being slower. I, as usual, wasn't paying attention till she mentioned it. And maybe then only perfunctorily.
__________________

__________________
Baja-tested '08 2-slide 36'
Alpine: The Ultimate DIY'er Project
EngineerMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MonacoMama Q? Full Slide Rubber Size/Part # dickiebob Monaco Owner's Forum 42 11-19-2011 06:38 PM
Passenger Slide Won't Budge Dave and Jaime Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 17 06-20-2011 03:26 PM
National Dolphin Replacement Bedroom Slide problem Joe Gilbert National RV Owner's Forum 1 11-13-2009 10:56 AM
Dolphin replacement bedroom slide drive problem Joe Gilbert National RV Owner's Forum 0 11-13-2009 10:32 AM
Slide Leaks Ptribbey Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 6 02-11-2007 03:38 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.