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Old 08-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Slide stops

Last trip we had a difficult time getting our front roadside slide in. On the 42DSQ it is the refer, table, couch side. the bottom would move in about 1"-1.5" but the top would not move in but it moved up slightly. Tried, full air suspension, empty air suspension; Jacks up, Jacks down. Finally, resorted to spraying the nylon pad under the slide's corner with cooking spray (butter flavored!). That worked.

This weekend, I bought a can of Slide-Out Lube Protectant by Protect All and coated the rack and pinions as well as the nylon pads. I went to retract the slide and no-go. It would move even less than last time. I felt the pinion and it was coated with the spray but it was "sticky" not slippery. Luckily a neighbor had a can of liquid wrench. An hour past check out and we were finally on our way.

The manual does state that I can "manually" move the slide after disconnecting the power but a 1" wrench is not part of my current tool kit.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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In the front run bay, the one under the drivers seat, take the cover off the fuse box, & pull the fuse for Slide Out Relay, on our 07 Camelot, it`s F22 - You can now operate the slides with the engine running -- With the engine running, you will get max voltage to the slide motor,thus more power -- It`s not recommended to use any sort of lubricant on the gears or track -- It will only attract dirt & serve no purpose -- We had stainless steel plates installed on each end of our living room slide, & that sure smoothed out the climb up hill when retracting -- Bill Willard
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In the front run bay, the one under the drivers seat, take the cover off the fuse box, & pull the fuse for Slide Out Relay, on our 07 Camelot, it`s F22 - You can now operate the slides with the engine running -- With the engine running, you will get max voltage to the slide motor,thus more power -- It`s not recommended to use any sort of lubricant on the gears or track -- It will only attract dirt & serve no purpose -- We had stainless steel plates installed on each end of our living room slide, & that sure smoothed out the climb up hill when retracting -- Bill Willard
Were the plates installed so they mated with the nylon ramps?
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zman -- They were installed by Elite Remodel in Harrisburg,OR -- Erik, who worked for the Monaco Service Center for many years developed the plates -- You can call Erik @ 541-255-6231 -- Very nice person, & he will tell you about the plates & install -- They can be a DIY project -- Bill Willard
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Bill, I was still connected to shore power (50a) so would running the engine provide more voltage to the slide motor? I believe it is the only slide (of the 4) that lays "flush" when extended so the ramp might be problem for me.
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Some inverters go to float charge before the batteries have a full charge -- Give the engine running thing a try -- Those big slides take a lot of power to climb the hill -- I have the same slide, & have had numerous problems with it -- Broke gear pack shaft, bunches of broke shear pins, hanging up -- Had Elite Remodel in Harrisburg work on it, & for now, it`s OK -- Bill Willard
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