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Old 11-25-2019, 01:31 PM   #1
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Bed room slides Monaco Diplomat PDQ

In case I ever need to manually retract these slides how do I access these?
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Old 11-25-2019, 01:41 PM   #2
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Drivers side, raise the bed, remove cover that has the sticker (Electrical Connections below, should be 5 screws), there will be a shaft sticking out of the motor. Takes a 5/8" socket / wrench.
I have recently been doing some mod's under there, so I drilled a hole thru the bulkhead between the foot of the bed storage area, so if needed, I could access it with a socket and extension, without removing this cover.
Wardrobe slide (cable driven), I really don't know.
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Old 11-25-2019, 03:02 PM   #3
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Good question, never thought about it til now .
Here's what I found in my '08 manual...

Wardrobe Slide (Electric Cable Drive):
1. Turn off both the battery and house
disconnect switches (located in rear
curbside bay).
2. Locate the slide room motor near the
ceiling of the slide-out. Remove the
fascia, valance, or both. The fascia and
valance may be attached by Velcro® or
screws.
3. Disconnect the slide room motor
electrical plug. Locate by following the
wires that run from the motor to the
plug. This removes 12 Volt DC power
from the slide-out motor.
4. Attach the flexible shaft to the ¼" fitting
on the end of the slide-out motor.
5. Attach a ¼" socket and ratchet or drill
to the other end of the flexible shaft.
6. Turn in proper direction to move the
room. Reverse direction if cables
tighten and the motor is difficult to turn.
CAUTION:
Over-torquing can result in severe
damage.
7. Take motorhome to an authorized
repair center.

Guess I need to carry a "flexible shaft" now too.


Thanks for asking!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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Rusty, the coach originally came with a flexible cable. Hopefully the previous owner left it hidden somewhere.
I bought my coach new and the flex cable was in the “glove tray” or "sponge tray" or whatever you want to call that cabinet opening in front, below, the sink.

Also, don’t be surprised if your curbside slide motor access trim is pin nailed in place. The Monaco workers must have run out of time while at the station that installs SouthCo latches to the trim.
Mr Willard and I converted mine to use SouthCo latches.
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:43 PM   #5
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MIT, take a look at the following post. It shows how to set up an easy way to retract your bed slide.


http://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/bed-...ke-438352.html
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Old 11-25-2019, 07:13 PM   #6
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That's some good info for anyone with a curbside slide like ours, Harry. Many thanks (as always!).



Sorta along the same line (so hopefully not 'off-topic'), can you elaborate on the 'Southco Latch access' comment, please? All of my trim was pin-nailed too and I like the idea of making it less-permanent. What Southco latches were used/how?
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I'm guessing they are the same latches they used on the louvered under sink access cover.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:31 AM   #8
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Yup, same as on louvered door.
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Yup, same as on louvered door.
I was debating whether to call that a door or not.
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Thanks guys, sometimes it seems the simplest things can be made not-simple






When is a door not a door?
When it's ajar (get it? ... ajar... a jar...)
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Thanks guys this is very helpful. I hope i never need to use this information but I will bet that most likely I will need it. If anyone has pictures of the curb side I would appreciate it.
Thanks again.
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It was a louvered cover until I put hinges on one side and a knob on the other. Now it is a door.
When I did it several years ago, NW RV Salvage still had matching hardware.
I did the same to the louvered cover below the washer/dryer, on my 40’ PDQ.
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Has anyone been able to manually retract the front slides of a 2007 Monaco Diplomat by following the instructions in the factory manual? The manual instructs the user to wrench the square shaft that is attached to the Klauber KO 1285D300 motor and turn that shaft to retract the slide. The motor has no brake release and turning a shaft with a wrench against the weight of the slide and the reduction gears of the motor seems impossible without removing shear pins etc,.
Sorry about changing the OP's subject from rear slides but, every time I push the "retract rocker switches" when leaving a high dollar camp ground it's a bit nerve racking....so far ...so good since original purchase in 2007.
Thanks for any advice .... I could pull shear pins if necessary but, it's not mentioned in the manual.
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