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Old 06-28-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Itasca Horizon 2005 3 slides. The slide on passenger side keeps coming back out about 2 inches after putting it in. It takes a couple days for this to happen. We have put it out and then back in and held button for a count of 8 sec once slide is all the way in. We just got this coach a few weeks ago off an individual. Course when we asked him he had no problems with them.
I'm trying real hard to believe there are still honest people out the! This just makes it harder!
Any ideas what we need to look at for this problem? We are new to the slides so no experience with them.
Thanks for any help the can be given.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Hi Brenda and welcome to the forum.

I would think your coach has power slide locks which hold them in. I still think you have an issue but just thought I'd ask.

You should probably first check your hydraulic fluid. Our rigs aren't very different and mine is located under one of the entry steps which you have to raise in order to access the reservoir.

Best of luck.


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Old 06-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #3
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My HH ll developed the same problem after a few years of use (naturally AFTER the warranty expired), I went to a local hydraulic shop that specializes in farm/construction equipment hydraulic system repairs. They said that there was an internal leak past the piston in the cylinder and/or an internal leak past the spool valve inside the pump, either way it would take a complete removal and rebuild of either component or maybe both (many $$s) mostly in labor.
They recommended just installing a hydraulic 90 degree ball stop valve in each BR slide cylinder hydraulic line. I had them do it, the cost was about $125. That included parts, a complete check for loose fittings, refilling the reservoir of fluid lost, bleeding the system and leak checking the complete hydraulic system including the LR slide hydraulic cylinder.
Now when going into storage for more than a few days, 1-close the BR slide, 2- then close the BR slide ball valves. For safety reasons after I close the valves I attach a piece of Velcro to cover over the BR slide operator switch as a reminder that the valves are closed. To open the BR slide, 1- open the ball valves, 2- remove the Velcro, 3- open the BR slide.
I hope this helps
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