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Old 09-03-2015, 05:00 PM   #1
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Full wall slide out of alignment

Hey gang, I could use your collective wisdom!

Earlier today, when I brought in the full wall slide, the slide topper didn't roll up evenly, and the "lock" on rear-end of the slide topper spool ended up directly hitting the "bumper" on the side of the coach.

(By "lock", I mean the mechanism that prevents the slide topper from unfurling while driving down the road.)

The net result is the back end of the slide didn't close the final inch. However the front end of the slide fully retracted.

Now, when I put the slide out, the back end fully extends, but the front end doesn't open the final inch. I've tried retracting and extending the slide a few times, but it's not aligning itself.

The slide is otherwise square to the coach, based on the reveals being even.

Looking at some other threads, I'm wondering if my next step is to reset the soft limits on the slide controller.

http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/help...ml#post2282303

Any thoughts or suggestions?

(Just to cover a few potential questions: I'm at a dead level site. When I arrived, I checked my bubble level, auto-leveled the coach for stability, checked level again, check the reveals, then extended the slides.)

Thanks!
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If your slide is working OK, and revals are correctly spaced the slide sounds OK, its the awning that is messed up.
Not sure this thread may help you out, just check it out.
There is some other awning info in QT's # 3 also.
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You need to reset the soft limits.


Programming DSC100.pdf

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Here is what caused my issue.
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Thanks John added your post to your MOD Section in QT's # 3.
I knew you had the problem just could not find it.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #5
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Thanks John! Using those instructions I was able to manually extend the slide the last inch to keep the bugs out tonight. I'll try reprogramming the soft limits in the morning.

007 - Not sure why the slide topper rolled up differently today than in the past. There was a good breeze blowing (which is why I was bringing in the slide in the first place), so a wind gust may have caught the slide topper at the wrong moment causing the lock bar to hit the bracket. I've removed the lock bar from the slide topper spool for now, and will check its positioning against Dometic's installation instructions once I get the slide working correctly.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #6
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When it goes crooked one end is of the topper is closer, but it can only roll up as much as the longest side will allow.

Which causes the anti-billowing arm to stab straight into the locking arm. Mine did it enough it scared the rubber boot on the end of the arm.

I got where I'd stop the slide about 3 inches from close, open the drivers window and look to see where the arm was at.

Heck I still do and my slide works fine now.
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Yes, that could be. I had assumed the problem originated with the slide topper lock arm preventing the slide from closing. But now that you mention it, I had noticed the last couple of times I closed the slide, the rear edge stuck out 1/4". (Was on my "keep an eye on it" list.) So perhaps the slide was already a bit out of alignment, triggering the problem with the slide topper lock arm, which then really put the slide out of alignment.

In any case, I reset the soft limits on the slide controller this morning, and all is well!

I then reattached the lock arm to the slide topper spool and confirmed it was in the correct position (pointing straight up when the slide is fully retracted). It seems to clear the bracket on the side of the coach OK.

Thanks again!
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Attachment 105724

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Here is what caused my issue.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/the-...ga-208696.html
Hi! I would call Newmar and ask if the set of instructions for reprograming the slide are the same for the Full Wall Slide. The Full Wall Slide has a different board then all the other slides made over the years. Regards, Paul
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Paul, those that I sent are only for the full wall slide. One set (no pictures) is from Newmar, the other is from Lippert (IIRC).
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