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Old 02-06-2019, 08:42 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Excursion 2013 Big Slide Issues

Just purchased this rig 2weeks ago. The dealer replaced both motors on the big slide. It worked ok when we used it at dealer and first week of traveling every night. Spent a long week in Vegas and when we went to leave one side moved before the other. When it slid in the front end was still out about 4 or 5 inches and the upper locks will not engage. I made a jumper and hooked to front slid motor and it did pull in flush but the locks will still not engage. Im guessing that the computer is telling it not to engage locks because thinks it is not closed. Is there a way to reset stops.
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Old 02-06-2019, 09:54 PM   #2
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The to the two metal arms that come out at the top of the 'big' slide when it is in, have nothing to do with securing the slide. They help to stabilize it when going down the road. The slide is held in place by the motors.
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Search the forum about syncing the motors. I've read about it but don't know how.

The two lock arms at the top of the slide secures the top of the slide. The entire slide is attached only at the ends of the three extension arms at the bottom outside of the slide. This maintains position of the bottom of the slide. The top of the slide can easily lean out during a hard right turn due to centrifugal force if the lock arms aren't locked. What do you think they put them in there for.
Consider your big slide setting lengthwise in the bed of a big truck, no tiedowns on it to keep it upright, how much of a corner do think it would take to upset it? Without those locks, it's about the same in the coach. It won't come out of the coach because it's attached to the extension arms and has an interior flange that fits against the inside wall, but why take the chance.
Actually you could go ahead and drive it, just be aware of what could happen if you make a moderate right hand turn.
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It takes a special piece of equipment to synchronize the motors on the FWS, only certain dealers have it, it's called a Teach Pendant. The information in post #3 is incorrect regarding the arms at the top of the slide.
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Would be interesting to know what you think the difference is between "securing" or "stabilizing" the top of the slide. Those lock arms are there to keep the top of the slide in place after the lower arms have pulled it in, secured or stabilized, either one does the job.
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My information is verbatim from the factory. The arms will stabilize, but will not hold the slide in.
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My information is verbatim from the factory. The arms will stabilize, but will not hold the slide in.
Can't argue with that.
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I had this problem. I hit the reset on PCB board. And never had problem again.

There are two resets. If you like I can look what one it was. I marked it on board.

BE VERY carful running slide. My rear ran out more then it should and cracked bedroom wall. Lucky nothing happened outside.
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My information is verbatim from the factory. The arms will stabilize, but will not hold the slide in.


They will hold the slide in if they donít get out of the way when opening slide.
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