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Old 10-04-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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2015 2500TSF Slide Outs "Manual Operation"

Does anyone know where the "Slide Control Module" location is on the 2015 2500 TS? Because this unit has 3 slides will it have more than one? I've watched all the you-tube videos on the Lippert In-Wall Slide system. If you haven't seen them yet I think they are a must, especially if your a newbie like us.
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Old 10-05-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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I have a new 2501, same question as above
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:20 AM   #3
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On my 2013 2500, the controls for the 2 back slides are under the bed attached to the bed box.
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thank You xgzx. I think I can see it. Do you have to disassemble the bed to get to it? Doesn't look like they made these easy to get to. Is there another for the dining table. If so, have you found that one. Too bad they don't put these in an access panel like the fuses are. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #5
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Take off the mattress, there is a board with a piano hinge at the foot side of the bed. The board lifts up to reveal the fresh water tank and plumbing, some electrical components, and the 2 control boxes side by side.
As for the dinette slide, it is a different setup. It is not the schwintek slideout system. If you look in the basement compartment directly under the slidout, you will see a short shaft sticking out from the top of the compartment. It has a cotter pin in it, and a hex head. This is the manual override shaft for the slideout. You use a socket on it to bring the slidout in manually.
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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I wish To thank you very much xgzx. Your directions were "RIGHT ON". Now I feel a lot better and not so dependent on a CRISIS MANAGEMENT MODE! I hate waiting for the need to know and then try to learn. Emotions at that time are not in the best frame of mind (if you get my meaning). LOL. People like you make this site work. Thanks again and safe journeys.
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No problem.
One thing you might want to check as a preventative measure. On the 2 back slides, I wrapped the motor harness wires with electrical tape just to protect them. I noticed that they get pinched by the seals when the slides are out, and they rub on the metal channel that the motors are in. The cutout on that metal channel has a sharp edge, so I also put some tape on the channel edge as well. Seems like many of the problems with this setup stem from electrical shorts in the system, and I figure it is cheap insurance. Notice the tape on the metal channel and the harness in the pic.
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Thanks again. We will definitely take care of this. All these little tricks and tips are greatly appreciated. If you have more I will take them. RVing is suppose to be fun. Not problem solving on the road or worse yet boon-docking.
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Thanks for the info on the controls and preventive maintenance.Slide care is another important preventive measure.
I lube my rubber seals often I also use a rust inhibitor on the tracks.
I also look under my toppers to make sure no debris.
All my slide out sides are clean and waxed including the top
Always two man operation for in and out
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Thanks for the heads up trdutch. Slides are a great feature, but they are also high maintenance. As it is with all things worthwhile. I was told to POWDER often both sides of the slide seals. This way abrasive dirt and grit won't collect on a wet spray.
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