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Old 04-02-2017, 10:08 PM   #1
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Slide question

This is not a question about loving slides or not living in an Rv without slides. This is a question about how much trouble you have as owners with mechanical issues, leakage and other problems with your slides. I thought I wanted at least 3 on my dream MH. After reading some reports I am not so sure. How much trouble have you had? or They have worked like a dream.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:23 PM   #2
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Slide Question

We have a 2015 Winnebago Vista 30T with 3 slides, 30k+ miles. The slides are great - until they don't retract properly. We just spent $500 to replace fried motor controller. No problems with leaks, knock on wood.
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Just the controller. Bad day when they wont retract. Thanks for the reply
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:31 PM   #4
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Had one small water leak during a really hard downpour. Just replace one leaking hydraulic hose. That's it.
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No major issues.

Replaced "wiper" across the top of the slide, & the sealing bladder (looks like a bicycle tube) due to vandalism. (knife cut) .
Replaced the 12volt air compressor (for the bladder & maintaining air pressure for the HWH auto leveling).
Not too bad for a 2002 coach... IMHO
HWH "train" slide system.
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:23 PM   #6
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No issues with the slides on my 2013 Winnebago Sunstar.
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Only issues I've every had was on my second 5th wheel. Come to find out it was a loose connection at the resettable breakers. Pissed me off because it took 2 hours to retract the slides once.
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My slides have had many issues almost from the time I purchased the rv about 5 years ago. They are electric acme screw type Kwikee DigiSync. Apparently, prior to my owning the rv, for some reason they were misadjusted - I found many position match marks had been moved. I have removed the entire ram units on quite a few occasions and replaced many components. They continue to give me problems. I have talked to a couple of rv shops but have been scared off by what might end up being many thousands of dollars and extensive time.
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Old 04-03-2017, 06:22 AM   #9
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Slides are popular. I'm not sure if you can get a new class A without slides?

I personally like having slides. It is my understanding that the design life of slides is 1,000 cycles.

I have had problems with seals, controls, rollers, and the umbilical cords.

Stuff happens
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Had one small water leak during a really hard downpour. Just replace one leaking hydraulic hose. That's it.
Wow that is really good to hear. I am thinking about a CC about the same year as yours.
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No major issues.

Replaced "wiper" across the top of the slide, & the sealing bladder (looks like a bicycle tube) due to vandalism. (knife cut) .
Replaced the 12volt air compressor (for the bladder & maintaining air pressure for the HWH auto leveling).
Not too bad for a 2002 coach... IMHO
HWH "train" slide system.
That is not bad. I am also looking at an older model Foretravel. Thanks for the reply
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No issues with the slides on my 2013 Winnebago Sunstar.
That is really good!!!
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Only issues I've every had was on my second 5th wheel. Come to find out it was a loose connection at the resettable breakers. Pissed me off because it took 2 hours to retract the slides once.
I hope by now you can laugh at it. I m sure when you were trying to figuire out the it was plucking your last nerve.
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My slides have had many issues almost from the time I purchased the rv about 5 years ago. They are electric acme screw type Kwikee DigiSync. Apparently, prior to my owning the rv, for some reason they were misadjusted - I found many position match marks had been moved. I have removed the entire ram units on quite a few occasions and replaced many components. They continue to give me problems. I have talked to a couple of rv shops but have been scared off by what might end up being many thousands of dollars and extensive time.
When did this issue showed itself. How much did you test them before you purchased?
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