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Old 05-25-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Slide slips open

We are experiencing an odd slide issue. When we have our MH in storage for a period of time, the bedroom slide slips out approx 9 inches. At the same time, the engine battery dies and has to be replaced. Since this has happened a few times, we're sure the two events are connected. This slide also makes more noise when we close it these days, although hubby insists that is only the cover and has nothing to do with it. Anyone have any thoughts on what the problem could be? 33' Winnebago Adventurer. Thanks!
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What type slide mechanism, hydraulic, gear, etc.? Have you tried disconnecting engine battery while in storage to see if there really is a connection between slide moving and battery going dead. How old is the engine battery? The ECM (engine control module) will drain the engine battery eventually while in storage. How long that takes depends on the condition of the battery.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:58 PM   #3
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If your coach doesnt have a chassis battery disconnect, you can add a manual style disconnect beside your batteries. I know my 2000 winnebago only had a house disconnect, and not a chassis disconnect. I always pulled the batteries out for storage as freezing is an issue here in Ontario.
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Thank you for your replies. The battery was new, and we've been through a couple with this issue. It ends up shorting out the battery. So based on the replies, this is normal, and we need to manually disconnect, which we were thinking of doing going forward. Glad to confirm this is normal. It didn't happen the first couple of years we had the rig for some reason. Thanks again!
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PS: Slide is hydraulic.
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