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Old 05-03-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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bedroom slides

i have a 2007 beaver contessa 42ft bayshore floor model and every time we drive for a while our bedroom slides will not go out and if we wait for about 30 minutes they will finally work. i think the problem is the heat that is generated. i think that after some time i will be stuck with a big problem and will not know what to do. i think there must be relays that maybe getting to hot but have no idea where they are or what they look like. anyone else haveing this problem. ken

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Is this 30 minutes after sitting hooked up? Could it be your batteries that aren't being charged while driving?


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Old 05-03-2010, 02:46 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply but it is not the batteries. the front slides come out fine but it is the rear slides and i believe it is caused by the heat but i don't know what is getting hot as i believe that is what the problem is.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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If its not your battery cables to frame of your chassis, loose cable, find your control box for slide and look for loose plug or even loose battery ground feed to controller and also check for ground wire from it to chassis frame.
Controller maybe in cabinet under sink or linen closet or draw cabinet.

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Old 05-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #5
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Nope, all cable connections and ground wires are snug, thanks. I am sure this has happened to someone and hope to get a fix before i'm stranded.
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So what happens when you try to operate the slides? Do they move then jam ? is there any noise or any electrical activity? Does it act as if there's no juice at all? Sounds like an electrical issue, or perhaps the chassis is bending and preventing the slides from moving. When you are waiting the 30 minutes, is the engine running? What voltage is displayed during the try ?
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voltage is max and no the engine is not running. On our monaco's we have to let the slides out first then level. No movment at all and no sounds or clicking, then when it cools down in the bedroom they work great. Even if i start the engine nothing happens but like i said the front slides are no problem. thanks
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also the coach is level and there is no binding.
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I believe the relays for the bedroom slide out is in one of the passenger side rear compartments. Have someone activate the slide out while you are at these relays and see if you can find it when it clicks in. Inspect it for good electrical connections. If it all looks OK but still gives you a problem; replace it. Good luck and keep us posted.
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mike you sound like you know what your talking about and are probably right. i called monaco yesterday and we are headed that way and they are going to look at it when we go through oregon, thanks mike.

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