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Old 09-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #15
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ON A MONACO PRODUCT!! Slides = "First out - last in"
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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that mod is on my list...

can anyone point me toward the "how to switch your slide and awning interlock from engine running to ebrake on?" section?
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #17
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Each coach is different. With that said I contacted Navistar RV in Coburg and they had one of their electrical engineers fax me a drawing on how to do it. That is the reason my dinette slide cable frayed. I started to drive off with my slides out. That part is OK, but don't do what I did and have your front wheels turned to make a "turn" out of the space I was in. I stopped when I looked in the side view mirrors and saw the driver's slide sticking out. Put on the air brake then and there and proceeded to bring in the slides. Well the passenger slide "frame" no doubt was tweaked, and therefore the slide motor didn't care and pulled on the cable. Bottom line (cable frayed) bring in slides while aired up without having your steering wheels @55 degrees. Lesson learned........deSanford
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #18
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Thanks for the replies. Sounds as though our coach is no different from other Monacos. Don't think a modification is necessary, just wanted to verify that it's "normal" to have to shut off the engine before bringing in the slides. It seems a bit odd, but I'm happy to learn that it is "normal."
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #19
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The only interlock I have found on mine is: to operate the jacks, the P-brake has to be on and the shifter in park. Slides don't care.



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Some manufacturers have different requirements on extending and bringing in slides. I don't like starting and stopping my engine unnecessarily. When I arrive at a campsite I turn OFF the engine (do the normal chores), and when I leave only start the engine ONCE. deSanford
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #21
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A few things to remember and keep in mind. Leveling dynamics are different with jacks or air springs. Jacks are connected to the chassis and deployed to the ground. Air springs are connected to the MH frame and chassis. A MH, with slides, is equally structurally sound with the slides fully retracted or fully extended. These points are true no matter the manufacturer. If you have a MH that is equipped with a HWH auto leveling system, it does not care who manufactured the MH, it will use the same procedure, dependent on jacks or air springs. To me, it makes sense to deploy the slides before leveling since that distributes the weight as it will be when leveled. The leveling dynamics are the same no matter the leveling system, jacks/Air springs, manual/automatic or which company manufactured the leveling system or MH. I think most problems occur when manual leveling with jacks on a very non level site.

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #22
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I agree, especially with ones like mine where there is only one button for the front jacks. Where I usually camp, it is pretty level, so I lower my jacks till they just touch.



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