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Old 10-15-2021, 10:04 AM   #1
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RV & Travel Supreme Newbee...AAAAUUUGH!!!

Aa you can imagine, I have a thousand questions. So you'll be hearing from me.I have already received a lot of info from the TS Forum that has been helpful in making a decision to buy an 18 year old vehicle for more money than I ever handed out to one person! But you convinced me it is a very well made RV.
But it does have some issues that I mean to fix or get fixed. I'm handy with a saw and hammer, not so much with a wrench, wires or pipes.

One thing that puzzles me is the generator slide... When it opens, God help the man standing in front of it. It slams open in a millisecond and shuts the same way. Nothing like I would expect. I haven't tried it yet but we were told by the mechanic where we bought the RV that the main engine needs to be running in order for the slide to stay open. If that engine shuts off, the hydraulics release and Lord help the man who is working on the generator! Liability, Liability, Liability!!! Is this typical for 2003 TS Select?

I'm Cliff, and I AM gonna make it!
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:28 AM   #2
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Your Gen Slide should certainly not go so fast as to be alarming. Mine was agonizingly slow.

First off we need to know the year and model of your TS.

Without knowing that I'm gonna guess at a couple of things.

Your generator slide probably runs on pneumatics, so you don't need the engine running, just air in the tanks.

I think up on the firewall is an adjustment to meter the air to the slide cylinders and that should allow you to set the rate of in/out.

I am pretty sure someone else on this forum will chime in with more detailed and correct info.

Best place to put your year and model is in your signature.

In addition put aside about an hour a day and cruise through EVERY THREAD on this forum. Many you can skip from their title but doing this will;
1 tell you a lot about your TS and how to properly operate it.
2 answer many questions you already have
3 Hopefully keep you from calling and paying a repair guy to show you how to turn something on that you thought was broken.

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Old 10-15-2021, 10:34 AM   #3
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Cliff, welcome to the TS forum! You will find a ton of information here from other TS owners. Thanks for including your coach info in the registry section of your profile. Since not all TS are the same that info really helps.

There is also a group on Facebook that you might want to join.
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:43 AM   #4
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Thanks Airboss! Good advice about reading the forum. Been doing that much to my DW's protests. Learning a lot.

Remember...I'm not a wrench person. where is the firewall? In a car I would be able to find it but in an RV... :-)
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Same place as your auto, only here it separates you from the generator.
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Old 10-15-2021, 09:01 PM   #6
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Thank you Rag....I will be looking for that! I know I'll soon be asking other questions. In the mean time...

I'm gonna make it whether they want me to or not!!!!

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Old 10-16-2021, 07:16 AM   #7
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To slide out the genny on my TS, I have to turn on the key...but not start the big engine...and push a switch on the bank of switches to the left side of the driver seat.

To my understanding, that doesn't bother any systems for the key to stay in that position for as long as you need the genny out.

By the way, I slide out my nose piece before sliding out the avoid any binding of the fiberglas.

If you're going to put yourself or tools in harms way were the genny to suddenly slide back in, brace a 2x4 behind it.

If you need the genny out but don't have enough air pressure for it to slide, do the key & button switching, and then go out and just pull that big hunk of iron!
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Old 10-16-2021, 10:19 AM   #8
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Doug... Thanks. Had thought about bracing it with a 2x4. It would be a definite safety precaution. I did not know you could pull the fiberglass nose out before the genny. Gonna have to look at that.

So based on what all of you have said the rails are pneumatic not hydraulic. Really it makes sense. Thank you for all of your replies.

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