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Old 03-01-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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The bottom of my road side slide comes out about 2 inches while the coach is moving. Any help as too why?

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Old 03-01-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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Since you didn't mention coach make model or type of slide mechanism, kindo hard to say for sure, but.....

If you have hydralic operated slides, specifically HWH brand, it is likely happening because the solenoid valve that extends the slide is leaking by, ie not closing completely. Might want to get a spare valve and swap that one out. Might just be a piece of sediment keeping the valve from closing completely.

This was explained to me by the HWH technician as the cause of the same problem on my coach. The fix worked.

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Old 03-04-2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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That is why your coach came with a safety bar to lock the slide in if something malfunctions. Slides that are electric driven have internal motor locks that can be manually unlocked by a lever on the side of the motor, that is a possible cause. DACOTAH
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Old 03-04-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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If you have electric slides and the slide motor is not in the locked position this can happen.

Look at the slide motor (probably in your bay under the slide). There should be a label on it to indicate which way is the locked position.

When we first looked at our current rig and took it for a test drive this was the case on one of our slides. Since then we've travelled over 46,000 mi (including some of the nasty roads in CA like the 80) and have never had a slide move out of position.

If it is a hydraulic slide it may be low on fluid. Make sure you check your owners manual as to how the slide(s) need to be positioned BEFORE checking/adjusting the fluid level.
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