As most of you know we've had a strange problem with our full wall slide since the coach was new. The factory has looked at it, the dealer looked at it and each has called the slide builder to come up with a solution.
Still after every so many cycles the rear motor would pause on the in coming cycle. From there it would compound each time the slide was used until it was to crooked to move.
We then had to reset the soft limits, which would last for a while. Then start the process all over again.
The dealer tech found a bad plug on the mother board and repaired it. That gave us the longest break between resets, but did not fix the problem. I have repeatedly checked the plugs and the torque on every bolt and nut. Still the issue persist.
Sitting here in WY with the high winds has really tested things. It was time to check everything again. Starting with the rear motor, seeing how that's where the problem is.
I grabbed the plug and it was tight, you can't see it, only by feel. This time something felt loose. Out came the wire cutters to start removing zip ties.
Look at what we have here:
A plug pin is not in place, no problem just push it in and all will be well. Except it won't go, but why. Keep in mind this is on top of the slide motor at the very top of the electrical bay.
Here is why I'm having a problem:
The loose pin should plug into the top right slot of the other plug, notice something wrong?
Two female pins, the plug was put together wrong at the factory. Who knows which factory. Doesn't matter, I'll just pop out the other side and fasten them together. That will bypass the plug till I can get the tools to fix it proper.
So I pushed it through to the Oasis compartment and the wire just fell out.
Wait, no it's a different wire. What the heck could be wrong?
Looking in the back of the plug and nothing has been crimped correctly. You can see the copper crimps not even squeezed in there.
So I bypassed it till I can get all new plugs and pins.
When I hit the slide button the whole thing worked, when just 1 hour before it didn't.
So maybe, just maybe, I got it this time.
I checked all the other plugs and their pins are tight. So it looks like somebody just put 1 pin in incorrectly.