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Old 11-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #11
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Sides & Jacks

I had conflicting feedback from mechanic @ dealership this spring, when we picked up our new Sunseeker 3050S, from what I had been taught early on. So I asked the guys that build our slides for the Sunseeker - Foresters at Goshen this last rally. Get level as you can on your sight, hook up power, or fire up generator, or battery power, level up rest of the way with your jacks. Once level check clearances around slides, then deploy one at a time. Reverse order for tear down. Concern is, the chassis doesn't have to have a lot of bow in it to possibly bind a slide either being deployed or retracted. Our 3050s has a full wall slide, so I don't want to bind that sucker as big as it is! I used this sequence with our previous MH too, and haven't had any issues to date. . . knock on wood. . .
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:03 PM   #12
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I had conflicting feedback from mechanic @ dealership this spring, when we picked up our new Sunseeker 3050S, from what I had been taught early on. So I asked the guys that build our slides for the Sunseeker - Foresters at Goshen this last rally. Get level as you can on your sight, hook up power, or fire up generator, or battery power, level up rest of the way with your jacks. Once level check clearances around slides, then deploy one at a time. Reverse order for tear down. Concern is, the chassis doesn't have to have a lot of bow in it to possibly bind a slide either being deployed or retracted. Our 3050s has a full wall slide, so I don't want to bind that sucker as big as it is! I used this sequence with our previous MH too, and haven't had any issues to date. . . knock on wood. . .

We owned a Sunseeker 3050s before trading it in on our Georgetown. You are correct with the Class C as that's what we did.

However with a Class A the Coach engine must be running, park break engaged before leveling. After level, shut engine off and plug into shore power or generator. At this point you put the slides out.

My guess is he should start by checking fluid level.



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Old 11-27-2015, 07:04 PM   #13
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clearearnce on slides etc.

I always call my girl friend on the cell and put it on speaker so we can talk to each other as slides go out or in. Just a safety thing, and I'm hard of hearing.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:53 PM   #14
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We owned a Sunseeker 3050s before trading it in on our Georgetown. You are correct with the Class C as that's what we did.

However with a Class A the Coach engine must be running, park break engaged before leveling. After level, shut engine off and plug into shore power or generator. At this point you put the slides out.

My guess is he should start by checking fluid level.



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You're right on on the Georgetown sequence! After I read your post I realized my buddy with a '13 Georgetown has to run his coach to run his jacks, I had completely forgot that, I guess we are usually setting up at the same time and don't really pay that close attention to it. . Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:53 PM   #15
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Insure your fluid level is within 1" from the top of reservoir.


When setting up camp
1. Parking brake set.
2. Start engine
3. Lower levelers
4. Plug in power to insure coach batteries are being charged.
5. Take the largest slide out 1st
6. Then the next largest, and last the smallest.


Getting ready to leave campground.
Just the opposite.
1. Take the small slides in first and the largest last.
2. Start engine and raise levelers
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Old 11-29-2015, 08:05 AM   #16
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Insure your fluid level is within 1" from the top of reservoir.


When setting up camp
1. Parking brake set.
2. Start engine
3. Lower levelers
4. Plug in power to insure coach batteries are being charged.
5. Take the largest slide out 1st
6. Then the next largest, and last the smallest.


Getting ready to leave campground.
Just the opposite.
1. Take the small slides in first and the largest last.
2. Start engine and raise levelers
Iggy - between steps 3 and 4 - turn off engine as slides won't work with engine running. At least in my 2011.......
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:37 AM   #17
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Mosr hydraulic systems will move what ever has the least amount of resistance first as i know in my fiver a i can hold one slide in by hand to get to get another one out as the smallest one bed always goes first in or out
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