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Old 05-10-2019, 10:55 AM   #1
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Generator slide keeps slowly creeping out

This has been going on for a while but is getting worse. The gen slide won't stay put, it slowly creeps out, a couple inches per week. I've got this on my squawk list for my dealer (Midway) to address when we get up there but that's not until mid July.

Any ideas what is going on?
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On my 2016 Dutch Star, the generator slide lock is released by a "T" handle located on the left side of the generator compartment. .
Not sure if you have an electric motor to move the generator but on my Dutch Star, you pull the "T" handle and then pull the slide and it rolls out on a platform.

Not liking the simple lock that is supposed to keep the generator slide in place, I drilled a hole through the frame and added a 3/8" pin. If you pull the "T" handle the generator won't slide out until you pull the safety pin. I drilled a hole through the pin and added a piece of 1/16" plastic coated cable and looped it around the "T" handle. When I pull the pin, it just hangs there on the "T" handle until I'm ready to re-install it.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:47 PM   #3
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I believe your year/model gen slide operates with the HWH hydraulics, and is locked by it. thats likely where the problem lies. a call to hwh tech would likely ID the problem.
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Hi - Sounds like an internally leaking solenoid on the slide ram.



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This creap out is the same as with the new fws. You most likely have air that needs to be bled out.
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Just guessing, but if it is hydraulic, then it likely is self bleeding. One run in / out and the air should be gone into the tank to rise to the top. Moving two inches is a LOT of air.
If it's hydraulic, than a leaking solenoid makes sense.
I assume that one manually opens a handle on the solenoid to manually move out the generator if there is a power failure. Maybe that's cracked a touch loose? That's the cheapest fix.
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Cycle all the HWH slides a few times, this will get the air out of system, then wont creep. Heat also can make jacks go down a little, or a slide to creep out. Everyone says to replace the solenoid valve, but cycling them takes care of it for mine.
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Yes, ours is hydraulic, operated by a switch in the bay under the driver's seat
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Iím also going with defective solenoid valve
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Just out of curiosity, does it creep if the jacks are retracted?
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one of the 2 solenoids is leaking. I had the same problem. Easy change out.
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Just out of curiosity, does it creep if the jacks are retracted?
Can't tell you. Only time Jack's are up is on a travel day. Haven't had one in a while.
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