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Old 05-12-2012, 09:36 AM   #1
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Wink Help! Emergency! Need help now!

Got up this morning getting ready to leave the campground and the two front slides won't go in! I've checked everything I know but still no luck. My first thought was that one of the outside storage doors was not closed, but checked all of them. I can't find a fuse or breaker that says it is for the slides, but I checked ALL of them with a meter. Any ideas on this?
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We had that happen on a trip way back in a state park. Had to get help and a new part shipped asap to the repairman. Sucked big time.
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We had that happen on a trip way back in a state park. Had to get help and a new part shipped asap to the repairman. Sucked big time.

Did it affect BOTH front slides? Do you remember what part that was?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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Don't you have a way to manually crank them in. We do.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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Don't have a Monaco, but some things are similar. Is there a control panel with a key lock, or other locking device? Could it be a visitor or when cleaning something got put in the wrong position?

Just thinking out loud.
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I've made sure the driver's seat is all the way forward, although I've never had to do that before.

I'm sure there is a way to manually crank them in if it comes to that, but I would hate to have to do that for the rest of this trip!
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Are they hydraulic or electric? There are procedures to manually retract both types...
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There are fuses close to the hydraulic pump which should be on the curb side of the generator slide out in front of the step. There is also a 7.5 amp fuse in the front run box on the street side in front of the wheel. Some of the storage door sensors are actually mounted in a spring clip and if they come out of the clip could cause the slide not to run.
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What do they do? Hum, click, nothing? Electric or hydraulic?

If nothing I would believe there is no electricity to the pump or motor. Can you follow the wires back to which ever panel? In line fuse?

Do they work in unison? If so then follow back to the common union and see where it gets you.

If they make noise (since it is two it is probably a single cause) then are they obstructed in any way? Something on the floor blocking? Drivers seat?

Sorry you are having this problem, unless you have to move can you just stay where you are until it is resolved? I wish you well.

How about the switch panel itself, is it fused?
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Do you have an electric drill just in case you have to bring them in manually? For some coaches there is a special "adapter" that goes between your drill and the "socket". Best to check your coaches manual on retracting slides. When this is fixed it will make a great camp fire story. I find it very unusual to have an uneventful trip. deSanford
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There are fuses close to the hydraulic pump which should be on the curb side of the generator slide out in front of the step. There is also a 7.5 amp fuse in the front run box on the street side in front of the wheel. Some of the storage door sensors are actually mounted in a spring clip and if they come out of the clip could cause the slide not to run.
I didn't find a fuse in the electrical compartment on the driver's side that indicated it was for the slides. I checked ALL the fuses in that compartment just to be sure! I ran the generator out and looked for fuses. I only found one on the firewall in front of the driver. I saw a hydraulic pump under there on the passenger side, but I think that one is for the gen slide-out. I'm gonna go back and recheck the switches in the storage bays. That would be the logical thing that would cause the two front slides not to work yet the rear bedroom slide does work.
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Well, looks like I've had us chasing rabbits. The slides are definitely electric, NOT hydraulic. I have checked everything I can find to check and got nowhere yet.
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Could be one of the door switches itself that has failed. Disconnect the wires to the switches and connect them to a fuse temporarily. That completes the circuit and eliminates the switch. See if that gets the slides operational.
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