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Old 03-27-2014, 03:53 AM   #1
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slide moving slower and slower

Been out several trips. Here in Melbourne Florida at the moment. Ive noticed the large slide seems to be retracting slower than normal??. Sounds smooth but slowing down, afraid its gonna stall and not come in at some point. Time will tell, any similar comments? All so repaired pesky plumbing leaks here and there.I ped cool: unit into ac first before activating motors slides. No codes logged.... maybe slow is the norm?..
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:01 AM   #2
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Thanks for the video links I've seen these before. Tried to edit my last post to make some minor corrections. ?.. anyway, hopefully I have the high torque motors in the large slide and thats how they are... slow... I do plug in before extending slides as recommended. Lube has been done as well.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:22 AM   #4
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Sounds smooth but slowing down, afraid its gonna stall and not come in at some point, any similar comments? maybe slow is the norm?..
I just timed mine for you. The large slide takes 51 seconds to retract. Same speed out.
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Thanks I just timed mine. 61 seconds in, 59 seconds out. Still feels like it's wanting to stall the last foot coming in.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:09 PM   #6
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I miss the hydraulic slides from my last trailer.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:57 PM   #7
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Electric over hydraulic slide will always be faster than straight electric slide.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:22 PM   #8
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My slides seem to be moving much better since I lubed them with the recommended spray. For a while, I was having to "assist" my bedroom slide. The last few times out after the lube, it has gone in and out unassisted.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:12 AM   #9
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Were you able to access the lube points from inside as well as instructed on the video? I dont see how i would access them on ours.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:58 AM   #10
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slide problems

We have a 2013 Voltage 3795 and have had it in the shop several times because the bedroom and living room slides do not retract properly. Have had the living room floor replaced because of dragging and damage to the floor...had the bedroom slide motor replaced...the dealer said the newer motors are just not strong enough to pull those slides in...we have to stand outside and push on the slide sometimes to get it in all the way..I wish you luck with your problem...Happy camping

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Been out several trips. Here in Melbourne Florida at the moment. Ive noticed the large slide seems to be retracting slower than normal??. Sounds smooth but slowing down, afraid its gonna stall and not come in at some point. Time will tell, any similar comments? All so repaired pesky plumbing leaks here and there.I ped cool: unit into ac first before activating motors slides. No codes logged.... maybe slow is the norm?..
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the dealer said the newer motors are just not strong enough to pull those slides in
That's BS.

The newer motors have different gearing. Either way, you should not have to push your slides open or closed. If you do, something is wrong.
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Were you able to access the lube points from inside as well as instructed on the video? I dont see how i would access them on ours.
I had to hid one side on each of my slides from the outside since I cannot access them inside when they are open.
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Another BS video from Lippert??? Per video proper method required both sides to be lubed. Once again this would not be a problem with the slide on the floor with no seals or interior walls to get in the way. Way to go!!!
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I had to hid one side on each of my slides from the outside since I cannot access them inside when they are open.
Just asking here as I haven't tried it yet. Haven't seen my coach in awhile (been in the shop) but couldn't the slide be retracted about halfway to gain access to the inside lube points?
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Due to interior walls the only one i can access from the inside is the forward end of the sofa slide.
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Just asking here as I haven't tried it yet. Haven't seen my coach in awhile (been in the shop) but couldn't the slide be retracted about halfway to gain access to the inside lube points?
One side of my living room slide is against the non sliding portion of the sliding glass door. I don't think I can get my hand in between to spray from the inside.
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One side of my living room slide is against the non sliding portion of the sliding glass door. I don't think I can get my hand in between to spray from the inside.
I have the same problem. I can only spray from the outside. Same problem with the kitchen and bedroom.
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Have any of you guys noticed a difference in the slide operation after spraying? Mine stopped the popping noise it was making but not until I had operated the slide another half dozen or more times after lubing it. I also have no idea if spraying it made the popping stop.
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Have any of you guys noticed a difference in the slide operation after spraying?
It did make a difference on mine. I was helping my slides in and out while my wife pushed the button. After lubing I have not been helping them in or out. I still cringe every time I run them in or out. I still get a popping sound occasionally but not nearly as bad as it use to be. I really wish I could see better what I am spraying.
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Have any of you guys noticed a difference in the slide operation after spraying? Mine stopped the popping noise it was making but not until I had operated the slide another half dozen or more times after lubing it. I also have no idea if spraying it made the popping stop.
Same here. Took a few cycles before I could tell a noticeable difference.
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