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Old 03-30-2011, 02:27 PM   #15
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Since it has been setting so long I would purchase some slide lubricant from your nearest RV store and lubricate all the moving parts of each slide unit. I did this on mine and it was amazing how much quieter and easier the slideout worked. Don't use WD40 or any of the other spray lubricants not intended for this purpose; they attract dirt and dust and will eventually gum up the works.

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Old 03-31-2011, 08:10 AM   #16
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Since it has been setting so long I would purchase some slide lubricant from your nearest RV store and lubricate all the moving parts of each slide unit. I did this on mine and it was amazing how much quieter and easier the slideout worked. Don't use WD40 or any of the other spray lubricants not intended for this purpose; they attract dirt and dust and will eventually gum up the works.

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Thanks, good advice. It had crossed my mind but I hadn't researched what to use yet, so I will check out my local RV store.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:40 PM   #17
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New Battery and lubed all the gears. Two of the slides came in. The 3rd, which is the largest with the sofa and dinette came in but stopped about 8 inches before it came in completely. The motor stopped also. Ended up moving slide back out. We were leaving for the summer and I didn't have time to troubleshoot, so I just decied to leave that slide out until I return next year. The slides do have a limit switch. Is it possible the limit switch for that slide activated prematurely? Any idea where the switch is located? Any troubleshooting hints would be appreciated. I have all summer to come up with a plan..
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This is what my slide control looks like in my 97 Golden Falcon, it is located in the same compartment as the battery in my unit. I replaced mine when the slide would not come in at all but to test if this was the problem I switched the 2 wires on the slide motor, then it uses the out part of the control board to bring the slide in. (You will have to push the "out" switch)

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This is what my slide control looks like in my 97 Golden Falcon, it is located in the same compartment as the battery in my unit. I replaced mine when the slide would not come in at all but to test if this was the problem I switched the 2 wires on the slide motor, then it uses the out part of the control board to bring the slide in. (You will have to push the "out" switch)

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Thanks for that information. Do you know if the control board has an adjustment to increase/decrease the limit? When we get back to Florida later this year I will check this out. My battery is located inside the front storage compartment. I don't recall seeing a circuit board when I replaced the battery, but then again, I wasn't really looking for it. Since my slide comes in, just not all the way, I suspect the limit adjustment may be the problem, or I have some kind of bind that signals the controller that it is all the way in, when it isn't. Thanks again.
Update: I just checked the Power Gear website and it looks like some of the controllers don't have rheostat adjustments, but use a jumper wire to select Low, Med or High for the current limit controller. I'll just have to wait until I get back down there to troubleshoot. Thanks.
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