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Old 05-04-2014, 05:44 AM   #1
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Slide operation

We have an older (early 90's) 30' Sunnybrook TT. It has a 14' slide. The slide control is a momentary push which activates the electric motor which then shuts itself off when fully extended or retracted. Problem is it only goes about 1/2 way before "loading up" and stopping. If a person "helps" push in either direction it goes all the way in or out.
Batteries are good - have cleaned and greased the tracks/rails...
Would there be an adjustment on the electronics that sense "load"? Do those electronics go bad?

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Old 05-04-2014, 07:16 AM   #2
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Hal, typically this indicates something has increased the load/drag on the slide room itself. Perhaps a bad bearing? Roller? Yes it uses a load sensing controller. Generally the electronic controllers either fail or work, they usually dont become intermittent, and once adjusted, they do not wander out of adjustment. Any unusual streaks or scrapes on the underside of the slide? When fully closed examine the exterior slide trim and see if it appears to be square to the opening, or perhaps notice any "clean" areas where it may have once ridden against.

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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slide problems

I also have a Sunnybrook TT, I had a similar problem, would extend and retract only with help pulling or pushing. I though i had stripped a gear or something. took it to the dealer, they said it was out of adjustment. they adjusted it and replaced the fuse works fine now.
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Thanks for the help folks...
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:56 PM   #5
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My new Eagle does this sometimes. On my unit there is a thermo breaker that plugs into the fuse block that handles the slides. If the slides are not running true or get in a bind I can hear this thermo breaker trip. After a few seconds I can hear it click back on automatically. As things get older they obviously are not as good as new and may have increased drag. Also motors wear out which may be the case here. Typically a worn motor will draw more current than a new one causing the breaker to trip. Just some thoughts.
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Just wondering how often I should lube the slide mechanism? I have a 2013 TT and have not had any problems so far but don't want issues like yours down the line...

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