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Old 06-26-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Gen slide out

Looking to service the generator and hit the switch to slide it out and it goes out about an inch and it stops. Push it again and it goes in. Owners manual doesn't say anything about unhooking anything before sliding it out. Do they have an limit switch? What controls the amount that it slides out?

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Never understood why they put those gensets on a slide. My Discovery has the 7.5 Quiet Diesel and all the filters/plugs are on the bottom. Sure someone will chime in with a suggestion.


Any kind of a safty pin or something that needs to be removed?


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I Would never buy a MH without a slide out for the Genny ! When your fan belt needs to be replaced, then you'll wish you had a slide.
Your 96 has a 12 volt motor, when activated slides out the Frame rails for the Genny, unfortunately that motor is exposed to all road and weather conditions and they tend to go bad. I believe its powered from your Generator Battery up front so make sure its charged, may even try the slide out with the generator running.
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Never understood why they put those gensets on a slide. My Discovery has the 7.5 Quiet Diesel and all the filters/plugs are on the bottom. Sure someone will chime in with a suggestion.


Any kind of a safty pin or something that needs to be removed?


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Wait until it's needs something other than a oil change and filters then watch the $$$ when it has to be dropped I wish mine was on a slide.
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On my 98 there is a limit switch that stops the slide-out if the hood is in the down position. If yours is the same, when you open the hood and place it in the down position you will see the limit switch that I am talking about.

I have to keep a small string around mine to keep it in the position which allows the slide to actuate.

If yours is the same, this may be your problem and simple solution.
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Wait until it's needs something other than a oil change and filters then watch the $$$ when it has to be dropped I wish mine was on a slide.
Would not cost me any $$$ to pull it out myself would it?
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Would not cost me any $$$ to pull it out myself would it?
No just several hours verse 1 minute pushing button.You wanted to know why they put them on a slide was because you can't do much to them without access. Not everybody can drop a 500 lb gen. So it was a general answer to your question.
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Helped a friend a few years ago drop his because the belt was almost gone and it was overheating- took us most of the day to drop that 12kw down and out to change a $15 belt, we used 2 floor jacks, not to mention it 90 deg out., What a PIA.
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Looked under the hood and it does have a micro switch in the center. Looks to be ok and the cross bar is hitting the arm. Going to bypass it and see if the slide works. I would thing it could be replaced with any on/off micro switch instead of going to the dealer.
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Pulled off the limit switch and cked with an ohm meter. Tested ok. Manually held it closed and same problem. Crawled under it and watched as it moved. Mounting bolts for the motor and drive had worked loose. Tightened all the bolts and out she came. Must have been just loose enough to fool the motor into stopping. Thanks for all the replies. Sure I will have more questions.
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Pulled off the limit switch and cked with an ohm meter. Tested ok. Manually held it closed and same problem. Crawled under it and watched as it moved. Mounting bolts for the motor and drive had worked loose. Tightened all the bolts and out she came. Must have been just loose enough to fool the motor into stopping. Thanks for all the replies. Sure I will have more questions.

Great glad to hear it.
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