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Old 04-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Flush Slides - When to say "stop"

I have an Aspire but I'm pretty sure this would apply to all Entegras. Maybe some old Travel Supreme folks have some background on this.

One of the reasons I bought Entegra was the flush slides. My DW and I have been having a "discussion" about when to stop whilst retracting the slides. There is a warning sticker in the potty cabinet that says something to the affect of "don't hold the button until the slide stops as it can bend or stretch the shaft on the slide mechanism". I find if I release the button when the motor noticeably first bogs down I'll go outside and see that slide 1/2 to 3/4 in not flush. Lately I've been waiting until the slide bogs and then either watching the interior of the slide stop moving or if I can't observe it waiting an extra 2 potatoes. I occassionally use the remote gadget when extending them but during retraction I can't hear the motor bog down so I don't use it much retracting. I'm sure there are limit switches on the slides but I'm pretty sure you shouldn't hold the button down a long time after they seem shut.

Did anybody get any good guidance from their dealer about when to stop so as not to damage the slide(s)?

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #2
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Most slide systems I have seen have slide controls to sense when the slide hits the retaining wall inside or outside.
The current draw of motor will be sense by controller and motor will stop.
What your describing could very well cause some real damage to slide interior trim or the outside trim of slide when it recesses into wall.
These are some of the controllers I am talking about.
If you look on one you will see a small pot that can be adjusted to increase the current to motor, with very small adjustments to bring in the slide so it will be flush with the sidewall or interior wall.
You may find the controls in a floor cabinet or even outside in compartment or on the chassis frame in water tight housing.
Not sure you have them but controllers will also control slide locks which diagrams can be found here of both.

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I preface this post with "call Entegra CS first".

Ok, having said that, last year Entegra sent smaller fuses for all 4 slides to be installed to early 2013's. My understanding was that those smaller fuses would help to prevent damage to the slide mechanism. Hope this helps, but again I;d call Entegra to verify.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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I push the button till I hear and see the slide stop. The controllers are adjustable to the amt of torque used to stop the motor. I've had them adjusted at Entegra and was told don't worry about it push till the slide stops.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:13 PM   #5
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X2 with Gene, but I would also say that I hear the motor slowing down and usually a click as the slide hits the stops. Believe there is a rubber stop on each slide on the bottom of each slide and I think that is what I'm hearing....not going to confirm right now though because it is 42, raining, and sucks outside. What am I doing in Omaha in early April. Need to have my head examined
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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As noted on another thread, we've got slide issues - our PS rear slide was making a "Pow" noise just as it was finishing retraction. One of the trim triangles came off with serious gouges on it. After two more in/out cycles, it has now bound up and won't go out.

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #7
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I pushed until the reclined drivers seat was made into a sideways rocking chair, I don't do that anymore (or should I say I haven't done that again so far).
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Originally Posted by iquailhunter View Post
I pushed until the reclined drivers seat was made into a sideways rocking chair, I don't do that anymore (or should I say I haven't done that again so far).
Oh...it doesn't have to be reclined. And if you try to ignore it you discover that it has become one of those weevil toys (remember....weevils wobble but they don't fall down) when your spouse sits down to drive. Two years ago....I'm still REAL careful when I retract the slides. And it only took a week or two for Rick to speak to me again...after the appropriate groveling. And another week after he saw the repair bill.
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #9
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We put a sticky note covering the slide buttons that say "Chairs !! "

Originally Posted by iquailhunter View Post
I pushed until the reclined drivers seat was made into a sideways rocking chair, I don't do that anymore (or should I say I haven't done that again so far).

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