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Old 06-07-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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delay when putting out slides?

We just got back from a 12 day trip to the Smokey Mountains and noticed when we were sliding out and retracting the slides that there was a pause about every 3 seconds when the slides are moving. When we first got our camper home the slides extended and retracted without this pause. Its a 365 saq sandpiper. Any ideas what could be causing this pause?
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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We just got back from a 12 day trip to the Smokey Mountains and noticed when we were sliding out and retracting the slides that there was a pause about every 3 seconds when the slides are moving. When we first got our camper home the slides extended and retracted without this pause. Its a 365 saq sandpiper. Any ideas what could be causing this pause?
Sounds like a self resetting circuit breaker bad or to small of amp . imo

Need to put an amp meter on power cable to slide.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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Since you did not mention the year of your camper, when was the last time you lubricated the slide mechanism?
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Since you did not mention the year of your camper, when was the last time you lubricated the slide mechanism?
Good point.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:20 PM   #5
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when we were sliding out and retracting the slides that there was a pause about every 3 seconds when the slides are moving
Just to clarify. How long is the pause? Is the slide drive electric or hydraulic?

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Old 06-09-2012, 06:07 AM   #6
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A lot of times there are 2 40 amp breakers that control the slides....swap them out for 50 amp ones.
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A lot of times there are 2 40 amp breakers that control the slides....swap them out for 50 amp ones.
IMO, this is a bad idea. If the motors are drawing higher than rated current, a fire is not far behind. An auto-resetting 40 amp breaker might be a better option as it will allow the motor and wires to cool before re-applying power.
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