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Old 05-13-2016, 01:51 PM   #1
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Manual slide deployment

2004 Georgetown gas. I cant get the jacks or slides to deploy (hydraulic).
Can anyone point me toward the operation of the slides manually (they are hydraulic with a Ford pump) so I can at least crank them out?
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Old 05-13-2016, 02:16 PM   #2
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2004 Georgetown gas. I cant get the jacks or slides to deploy (hydraulic).
Can anyone point me toward the operation of the slides manually (they are hydraulic with a Ford pump) so I can at least crank them out?

You need to check a few things first.

1. Is your coach batteries charged and in good condition?

2. Are they really being charged up when on shore power?

3. Is the hydraulic tank level full?

4. Is the large 100 amp breaker from the batteries tripped?

5. Do you have 12 volt lights in the coach when not plugged into shore power?

6. Do you hear the hydraulic pump run at all?

Check these things first.

I have attached a picture of the main battery breaker that may be tripped.

It has a red arm that comes out when tripped because of low DC voltage.
You need to push the arm in to reset it.

You can see the breaker I'm talking about in the upper left of the picture.

Good luck
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I should have been more clear. The coach belongs to a single woman in the RV park. While she was traveling here she had her alternator and coach battery replaced. I think that is incidental but..... I did notice the one of the positive leads from the RH + terminal of the HOUSE batteries was disconnected. I reconnected it and suspect the repair people didn't replace it based on her telling me that it had worked before the repair.

I have checked the batteries, all fuses I could find in the coach (bedroom, underdash, on firewall and in battery compartment. She has 12 volt power to lights, pump etc. and all work, There is power to the slide actuating panel and to the jack actuating panel judged by the fact that some of the lights in the panels operate.(see pic) I have tried to actuate both with engine running, engine off, key in run, acc, and out of the ignition.

The jacks "not retracted" light stays on in the front panel when they are in fact retracted. I have had trouble with the "parking brake not set" light and alarm, but by screwing around with the switch in the parking brake have managed to get it to turn it off.

I cannot get the hydraulic pump to operate, buzz, moan or show any sign of life.

I have NOT found and checked the 100 amp disconnect you mentioned. I don't think it is located in the batter/fuse area of this coach (see pics) but will dig around and find it. She has been here for two weeks like this and I sure hope I can help her.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:10 PM   #4
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Great information and pictures.
Take a look at the breaker in my picture. It looks as if the arm (BLACK) is out.
Push it in and it should reset and get power off of the coach batteries.
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Wow - that worked. I had looked at the circuit breaker but didn't recognize it for what it was. You have made me the official hero of the RV Park. I can't thank you enough for getting this woman squared away. I am sure when the auto mechanics replaced her battery they disconnected the house batteries and must have shorted something out momentarily.

In the spirit of teaching a man to fish I have shown here what to look at the next time.
Thanks so much!
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Wow - that worked. I had looked at the circuit breaker but didn't recognize it for what it was. You have made me the official hero of the RV Park. I can't thank you enough for getting this woman squared away. I am sure when the auto mechanics replaced her battery they disconnected the house batteries and must have shorted something out momentarily.

In the spirit of teaching a man to fish I have shown here what to look at the next time.
Thanks so much!

Glad I was able to get her back going.
FYI this breaker trips if you have low house battery voltage when deploying levelers or slides. If at all possible if you can be plugged into shore power will possible stop this from happening. But you said she has new batteries so she probably good for now.

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Iggy...........you've done it again!

I can't count how many times you have the answers and more importantly the pictures to help. Your library of photos in and around Georgetowns must be massive.

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Kudos to being helpful to another RVer....we should all try to be our best.
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Iggy...........you've done it again!

I can't count how many times you have the answers and more importantly the pictures to help. Your library of photos in and around Georgetowns must be massive.
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Kudos to being helpful to another RVer....we should all try to be our best.
That was an easy one. Thanks for the compliment.
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Slide stuck halfway out

Hi Guys....
It's me again...the Newbie to FR. While I was out of pocket last night, My other half tried to ready the coach (2008 FR Georgetown 340TS) for travel. Jacks were down, and only kitchen slide was out. I had, incidentally been running the slides the day before with no difficulty at all. Had cleaned and treated the slide seals as it had not been done in a while, so ran slides in and out several times, then left only kitchen slide out for access. No problems there...jacks were down and unit as level as I could get it. Don't know what exactly he did, but jacks are now stored, and kitchen slide is stuck halfway out...or in.. all four lights on jack module are flashing. Unit has been plugged to shore power since we got it two weeks ago. When you try to actuate any of the slides, you get a small "click" but no action. Checked hydraulic fluid...full. Checked batteries...also full and seem properly connected. 12 volt is working. I'm all out of ideas here, and it is promising to rain tomorrow. Can anybody out there help?? We got NO manuals with coach. Figured it was NBD as we had been RVing for 35 years, but this is a different animal.Thanks, Debi
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You say all 4 jack buttons are flashing. Push all 4 jack buttons at the same time to see if they reset. This may be part of the issue with the slide.
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