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Old 10-23-2021, 08:36 AM   #1
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Are my slides hydraulic??

Just purchased a 2008 Winnebago Sightseer 34M and understood the three slideouts are all electric but after reading some posts here wondering if they're also hydraulic. How can I tell? TIA for your responses!
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Just purchased a 2008 Winnebago Sightseer 34M and understood the three slideouts are all electric but after reading some posts here wondering if they're also hydraulic. How can I tell? TIA for your responses!

Electric slide outs will have a track, toothed extension bar, or rotating screw shaft that runs the slide out and in. Which method depends on the size of the slide and choice of manufacturer. If you see notched tracks attached to the front and rear sides of a slide, that indicates it is electric. On larger slides that are supported by large steel bars on the underside, look to see if the bars are toothed. Also on the underside may be a screw rod, generally running down the center of the slide frame, between the supporting framework. That rod rotates by electric motor, causing the slide to move in and out.


The above is not all the evidence and is just a general way to identify without digging into the RV or looking things up in a manual. If the brochure for your coach says electric slides, it has electric slides, but others with your model can confirm.


BTW, your coach does have hydraulic levelers and hydraulic brakes so possibly your confusion comes from treads regarding those systems.
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Not all slide with toothed racks on the bottom are electric. Two of our slides have a gear rack on the bottom and are driven by a hydraulic piston and pump. The gear racks are for timing to keep the slide properly positioned or timed.

Another type of electric slide is the Schwintek or Power gear. These have an exposed track on the slide near the top and bottom. These are In-Wall electric units.

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According to the Parts Catalog for the OPs coach, all three slides are electric.
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