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Old 07-16-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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One end of hydraulic slide out not working

We received our 2016 40' Phaeton QBH in January and except for the standard fix-it lists, we have been very happy with it....but we need HELP HELP now.
--Yesterday when we were prepping to leave campsite, we pulled in each of the back slide outs and all was well. Then we pushed the button to retract driver side largest slide out, which is hydraulic. Only the end farthest from front of coach started to retract. The forward end just sat there!!
--We have tried the button again several times but had same result--farthest end moves in and forward end stays in place.
--Our campsite was sold to someone else last night, so we had to leave.
In meantime, did some research and found that it was possible to manually push the slide in.
We got help and pushed it back in. We are in another campsite again now, but have tried but cannot find a dealer that is not "swamped with work".
--is this anything we can fix ourselves? Can just a regular Tiffin RV dealer fix it or is it better to go to Red Bay? Can the slide out slip back out while driving now??
Any help will be so appreciated.
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It's a simple hydraulic system. It doesn't have to be a rv repair shop. Even lawn tractor shops have hydraulic knowledge because of the attachments.
If you have some mechanical ability and tools (very basic) you might be able to fix it yourself.
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It's a simple hydraulic system. It doesn't have to be a rv repair shop. Even lawn tractor shops have hydraulic knowledge because of the attachments.
If you have some mechanical ability and tools (very basic) you might be able to fix it yourself.
thank you for the feedback.
We have fair amount of tools and knowledge, but we are having a hard time finding out, for this problem, exactly "what" to test for and how to fix.
We have been searching on the internet and only finding general information. We can't seem to find a way to determine exactly what our problem is.
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Look up at the front of the slide from inside the bay. You should see a motor and shaft. Likely what happened was a shear pin broke. You can replace it with a Grade 8 bolt from a hardware store. It isn't that hard to line it up and replace the bolt. I hope that's the problem because it's easy to fix. Take pieces of old bolt with you for size.
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Just use the grade 8 as a temporary fix. Those bolts are similar to snowblower auger bolts and are supposed to shear to keep from destroying gear boxes and other expensive items on them. That is what a mobile tech told me.

If they are hydraulic though why would there be a shear pin on it. Cylinders do the moving and not gears . . . Right???
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Look up at the front of the slide from inside the bay. You should see a motor and shaft. Likely what happened was a shear pin broke. You can replace it with a Grade 8 bolt from a hardware store. It isn't that hard to line it up and replace the bolt. I hope that's the problem because it's easy to fix. Take pieces of old bolt with you for size.
Thank you so much for your reply.
I took your advice and did see that there is a bolt/nut in the shaft totally missing. Tomorrow will buy and a bolt and am going to give that a try. Fingers crossed!
Thanks again...
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Ranger you are right. That slide is electric, not hydraulic.
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