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Old 06-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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The vanity slide on our 06 Apex has never come all the way out at the bottom but it never leaked so I was reluctant to have somebody "fix" it. Now it has started leaking and I don't have a clue how to adjust it to seal near the bottom of the slide.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix it?
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Lyle
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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The vanity slide on our 06 Apex has never come all the way out at the bottom but it never leaked so I was reluctant to have somebody "fix" it. Now it has started leaking and I don't have a clue how to adjust it to seal near the bottom of the slide.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix it?
Thanks,
Lyle
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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Lyle,

Are you sure the slide isn't coming all the way out and then coming in a little bit after your release the HWH extend switch? That's what happened to my front slide. it would go all the way out and then over a short period of time (at first a day or two, then several hours, then several minutes) the bottom would come in a couple inches.

Our problem was the HWH extend/retract solenoids were not holding. The HWH technician had two solutions:

1. Hold the switch down for 3 full seconds after completing the extension/retraction sequence to build up pressure and hold the slide either in or out.

2. If #1 doesn't work; replace the two extend/retract solenoids. That took the technician about twenty minutes to install when he got the solenoids from HWH. That's what we had to do and it's worked well since (about 1 year).

If the slide is holding wherever the hydraulic system puts it and it just isn't going far enough out, I've never made that adjustment so can't help you there.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:52 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I do hold the switch for 3 seconds, learned that from an HWH guy. My problem is that it just does not come out far enough, but stays put where it stops. I think it has always done that.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:53 AM   #5
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Lyle,

Had another thought over night. We don't have a vanity slide since we have a 36'. But our wardrobe slide has scissor arms on the side of it that do the extension/retraction.

Does your vanity slide have those scissor arms? If so, and if my memory serves me correctly, there is a hydraulic cylinder on each scissor arm that is bolted to the arm, and the cylinder has a long rod on the end of the ram with double nuts (one on each side of the attachment to the arm), that can be used to adjust the slide. When we replaced the hoses on our wardrobe slide we had to adjust the nuts on that rod to get the slide to come all the way out.

Perhaps you have the same situation; I just haven't looked at how the vanity slide gets powered out on a 40'.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:00 AM   #6
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Lyle- The scissors jack assembly is a turn-key HWH product, I believe. IIWM, I'd check their list of HWH room slide types for the sales brochure, then call HWH for a service type PDF file that describes the slide adjustment procedure. I think my closet slide is the Lateral Arm Room Extension type for example. Then you could call HWH to find the installation/service manual for your type, at 800) 321-3494.

You will likely have more than one iteration on adjustment. If the room seals properly when shut, it may have been adjusted on that basis, so you'd first correct the lower edge, then gauge upper edge's new incongruity & correct that, then repeat (I'm guessing here). Here is a Winnebagel 'X' slide adjustment description that gives procedure for that type of mechanism; I'm also guessing the procedure on yours tracks along the same lines. Good luck, thanks in advance for posting the actual facts when you get done.
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:30 AM   #7
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I looked at our "bed" slide, drivers side, and it uses the SpaceMaker slide. HWH SpaceMaker : Single Cylinder "Guided" Room Extension

The bedroom slide on the pass' side uses the Lateral arm room extension.

Since our sink doesn't slide out with the bed, I don't know if your slide is the same. On our's, under the mattress is 2 panels in the center of the bed, one at the top and one at the bottom. When these are removed you can see the adjustable cylinder. If your's is the same, I think that the cylinder just needs to be adjusted for a longer stroke out.

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Old 06-05-2008, 09:21 AM   #8
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OK, I have determined that on the vanity slide we have the lateral arm, thanks for pointing me to HWH. I will be calling them to request the installation/service manual soon. It appears that the fascia on the front sides of the slide will need to come off but as far as I can tell they are only screwed on. Cathy will love me for messing with the beautiful wood in the B/R.
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