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Old 02-18-2014, 06:47 AM   #15
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I have done it in the bedroom since the two cable cars there the buttons are side by side.. but that is a heck of a strain on the electrical system.

I'm normally hooked to shore power when I do it.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by JFXG View Post
Even 1 slide puts a heavy draw on the batteries. If possible, I run my slides while plugged in, and one at a time so we can pay attention.
FYI - On mine and probably other RV's the slides work off the engine batteries and those batteries do not charge when plugged into shore power. I most often don't move slides in or out unless the engine is running.
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For people who do, there will come a day when you wished that you had not.

The older the RV gets the crankier the slides become, no matter whether they are electric like mine or hydraulic.

My large LR slide has worn bushings at one end and requires two people to open it, one controlling the switch and one pushing on the end of the slide that has the worn bushings.

It will be rebuilt one day when I find a reputable shop that can do it.

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I have a 2005 Itasca Meridian 39' with 3 slides, 2 in front with switches on dash and one in bedroom with separate wall switch. I was told by the dealership tech when we bought the RV NOT to run both front slides at once because this could put too much strain on the system and blow the breaker/fuse for them.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:40 PM   #19
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we have 6 slides, 2 of which are flush and require a ton of amps to get moving up the ramp on the retract mode of operations.
I have done three on one side at the same time once

ours the engine has to be OFF so the shore or genny needs to be up and running, or the house batteries will go to less than 10 volts pretty quick
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I have to agree with others, why would you want to? First, on my coach it would require both DW and I at opposite ends of the coach. But it only takes seconds to do it right. Why take a chance? Just is not logical to me. These things are too expensive if something goes wrong.

In our case my DW holds our dog and watches for problems while I'm extending or retracting slides. Since I have to switch from Room 1 to Room 2 at each slide panel, this arrangement works best for us.
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