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Old 04-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #43
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Do you really have to crank the engine, air up, shut off the engine, then retract the jacks? Then start the engine again?

That seems so backwards to me.
No, we startup, retract jacks with engine running, air up occurs during the Jack retract. Before shutting down, I do a walk around to check that bags are inflated. Turnoff engine and pull in slides. ....and away we go.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:19 PM   #44
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No, we startup, retract jacks with engine running, air up occurs during the Jack retract. Before shutting down, I do a walk around to check that bags are inflated. Turnoff engine and pull in slides. ....and away we go.
I see. I saw on someone elses check list that they did it the other way around.
Further, on my bus, the engine won't crank with the jacks down. So for me it's always slides in, jacks up, crank the engine

Also, if you were on unlevel ground to begin with, but the jacks have your coach level, you surely would not want the coach to go unlevel with the slides out.

But if you air first! - then retract, I can see where the airbags keep the coach steady? I dunno, there is many an occasion when we retract our jacks and the coach goes in all kinds of directions just from unlevel ground. Sure glad my slides where in when that happens.
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On Entegras, ALWAYS air up/retract jacks BEFORE pulling in slides. And when you arrive at your site, slides go out first, then jacks. Air dumps during Jack extension process.
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On Entegras, ALWAYS air up/retract jacks BEFORE pulling in slides. And when you arrive at your site, slides go out first, then jacks. Air dumps during Jack extension process.
Only because I'm curious, does anyone know why this is? I mean, I'll do it, but curiosity as to why that is drives me nuts.
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Only because I'm curious, does anyone know why this is? I mean, I'll do it, but curiosity as to why that is drives me nuts.
FWIW - we were told that the tolerances on the slides are so tight that the sequence had to be different. And that the tolerances were that way to provide a quiet ride.

If anyone disagrees, don't shoot the messenger. I was told that at Entegra.
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Only because I'm curious, does anyone know why this is? I mean, I'll do it, but curiosity as to why that is drives me nuts.
Entegra builds their slides to be flush mounted on the exterior. There are no flanges covering the gap between the sides, top, and bottom like on most other coaches. Therefore, the slide has to fit perfectly. There can be a lot less "play" than other designs. Makes it a bit more difficult but, there is less wind noise, air leakage, and it looks nicer. Well worth the trouble IMHO.
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We bought our 14 Aspire 44B March 29th. Took us about 7 days to get a couple of issues done. The Winegard Travler dish was an issue, after about 3 days they called Winegard and was advised we probably had a bad LMB. They replaced with new and the problem was resolved we didn't want to buy new but we did because the 44B floor plan was exactly what we both wanted! Just got back from Disney with 3 of our 6 grandchildren. We all had a blast!!!
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We bought our 14 Aspire 44B March 29th. Took us about 7 days to get a couple of issues done. The Winegard Travler dish was an issue, after about 3 days they called Winegard and was advised we probably had a bad LMB. They replaced with new and the problem was resolved we didn't want to buy new but we did because the 44B floor plan was exactly what we both wanted! Just got back from Disney with 3 of our 6 grandchildren. We all had a blast!!!
That's great news to hear of a trouble free trip!
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Do you really have to crank the engine, air up, shut off the engine, then retract the jacks? Then start the engine again?

That seems so backwards to me.

We just try to remember that the slides move with the weight on the suspension rather than the jacks.
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