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Old 07-16-2012, 04:12 AM   #29
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It would be nice to have electric locks...push one button and all of the bay doors are locked. I lock all of my doors but I have had them to open becuse the latch was not fully engaged so now I am in the habit of pulling on them to make sure.

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #30
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I've got some questions for fellow Entegra owners about this entire slide operation sequence...

1) What about opening/closing slides when air bags are still fully inflated BUT the coach is not very level yet... We had the issue tonight when getting to our camp site... None of the sites are very level... We did the best we could.

2) When getting ready to leave and after the bags are filled (and jacks are up), would everyone agree we can shut off the engine with minimal air bag pressure loss before retracting the slides and finishing last minute preparation for departure?


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Old 07-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #31
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Rvguy, I believe the concern is to keep the frame and slides in the same relative positions as supported by the air bags. If you level the coach in those situations you change the geometry of the frame and actually twist it some with the jacks. With the very close tolerances that Entegra uses the slides are then in a bind on the frame and could hang up or worse. It is not the issue of level but rather the geometry of the frame in relation to the slides.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:28 PM   #32
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I bet that new 2013 Entegra Anthem 44DLQ will come with a big thick manual on how most things work on it.
So you might want to read what it says about putting the slides out.
And all the other things in it before messing with anything inside the coach.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:24 AM   #33
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Thanks Gene... Makes sense to me. I'll be at Entegra next week for some minor tweaks and adjustments on our coach and will discuss with everyone there. Just finishing up 24 days on the road today and the coach has a few rattles and noises that need to be tightened up.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #34
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We took delivery on our Aspire 42RBQ yesterday. And while we are still very much in information overload mode and having a few of the new owner bumps, I can tell you that proper slide procedure is now part of the delivery checklist and has slides out, jacks down, jacks up, slides in listed right on the checklist. The only difference is that the mechanic making our delivery said that the coach automatically dumps air when lowering jacks and will fill air as jacks are raised. Given the height of our coach at the campground last night, not so sure about that. Any other Aspires out there who can comment?

And....unless I've missed something (entirely possible since I seems to have misfiled a lot of the demo info in my brain!) our Aspire does not have auto locks on the bay doors either.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:51 AM   #35
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I have found that I need to extend before leveling or sometimes there is so much pressure on the slide opening of the slide that it will have binding issues when extending. So I always extend before leveling. JR

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