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Old 07-11-2019, 08:50 PM   #1
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FR3 30DS Motorhome slide-out randomly operating

For the last day or so I have watched in amazement as my 2019 FR3 30DS (brand new) bedroom slide-out does it's own thing and when fully retracted, decides to extend all the way with no human interaction. Once extended it is stable and doesn't try to retract or cycle in-out. I retract it by pressing the button...then a few minutes later it unilaterally extends! Sometimes it extends every couple of seconds, extend, pause, extend. All while I watch the panel as if being operated by a ghost!

Has anyone seen this and if so - any ideas on what is causing it? I imagine it could be one of 1000 things as these things are chock full of relays, switches, motors and so on.


Also does anyone know how I can manually retract the slide outs on an FR3? In case I'm camping and have an issue with the electronics.




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Old 07-11-2019, 09:36 PM   #2
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FR3 30DS Motorhome slide-out randomly operating

Meanwhile somewhere nearby...
The darndest thing keeps happening, we are sitting in our Fr3 motorhome when all of a sudden out of nowhere our slide out starts retracting all by itself, we felt like that scene in Starwars where Luke and crew are stuck in the garbage compactor. Well once we managed to escape we grabbed the remote and extended the slide back out. After a few seconds it did it again! This has continued multiple times and it doesn’t seem to matter if I extend it all at once or a few inches at a time... it is the most bizarre thing
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:02 PM   #3
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Wow!

Same problem and I loved the Star Wars analogy!

That must have freaked you out.. I will let you know once I figure this out - sounds like we have a similar problem maybe something related to the FR3.

Thanks, now I don’t feel alone ��
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:33 PM   #4
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Sorry my friend, that was meant to be a joke... that somehow the two RVs got linked so you closing yours closed the nearby one... all the things were the reverse of what you were doing.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:12 AM   #5
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d2mrp0,

Thank you for being a part of the FR3 family.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconveniences that you have experienced with your new FR3. Your satisfaction is very important to us; accordingly, we invite you to contact Nicholas Hoover in our Customer service department through the following personalized and direct link: http://www.forestriverinc.com/Direct...85231288932583.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for the response and link. I will definitely contact them now because this is a strange one and am worried about it opening while I am driving and hurting or killing someone or us.

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Old 07-12-2019, 12:36 PM   #7
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Sorry my friend, that was meant to be a joke... that somehow the two RVs got linked so you closing yours closed the nearby one... all the things were the reverse of what you were doing.
Sorry now I get it! And what a good one it is

For a moment I thought we were on to something! Very strange all the same.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:03 PM   #8
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Us too!

We were sitting at our dinette and our slide started retracting all by itself. Weirdest experience ever! We were able to leave it retracted and contacted our Dynamax rep the next day. He walked us through the reset for our unit and no problems since.
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Old 07-12-2019, 01:41 PM   #9
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We were sitting at our dinette and our slide started retracting all by itself. Weirdest experience ever! We were able to leave it retracted and contacted our Dynamax rep the next day. He walked us through the reset for our unit and no problems since.
Glad to hear! So I opened a case with FR support and they called me (immediately) and are working with their partner (LCI who make the slide out motors) to remedy this.

Apparently there are around a dozen customers with similar issue and it requires a complete switch out of the motor control modules for both slide outs, and both of the controllers (the little modules on the status/control panel). Could not ask for a better response. I will keep you posted once we switch out these modules.

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Old 07-12-2019, 01:53 PM   #10
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I like simple things. On/Off switches rather than "Control Modules".

Convenience? Certainly but more chance of "gremlins".

If it were my unit I'd have a switch installed in the power feed to the motors that I could make sure the motors received no power, regardless of what any module did, when slide is either in or out. Switch it back on when ready to move slide.

In our quest to automate or operate things from a remote control it requires more complex equipment. Any failure in that equipment often means larger repair bills.

What's wrong with a simple On/Off --- In/Out switch?

Besides, my experience with Remotes has been it's either lost in a crevice on a couch/recliner or the battery is dead with replacement batteries miles away.
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