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Old 02-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #1
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slide needs a little help goin in

My father has a 2004 coachman catalina 726rls and the slide goes out just fine but when time to bring in he or i have to lift and push to get it started going in. Good battery and still plugged in, will still need help
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:59 AM   #2
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My father has a 2004 coachman catalina 726rls and the slide goes out just fine but when time to bring in he or i have to lift and push to get it started going in. Good battery and still plugged in, will still need help
I assuming you checked for any obstructions. Also you stated your battery is good. For most slide outs is does not matter that your plugged in if your battery is no good your slides will not work properly.

You might have checked this already but first I would make sure the slide is lubed in any areas possible. If your slide is hydraulic check the fluid. Lastly it could be your motor, electric or hydraulic slide.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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we thought maybe weak motor, it just needs help on that first initial lift up when goin in. yes we have checked under, lubed, made sure batterys hot, nothing in the way. Dad is ready to buy a motor and try it, i told him i would ask on here first, since he dont know computer and refuses to learn.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:54 AM   #5
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As mentioned, a dry lube might help. This is what I use to lube the slideout mechanism.

You might ask your dad to alleviate the presure from the seals. I have found these to stiffen up (especially in cold weather) where they seem to impede the slide from retracting back into the trailer. The seals can stick to the walls making it harder to retract and you can buy lube for these seals as well. I use slideout rubber seal treatment for the rubber seals. Some people use baby powder, I hear.

Also, some slideouts can be adjusted, but he might want a tech doing this if he thinks its out of adjustment. I don't know what slideout you have so here's a link to the forum Library where there are several manuals.
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I assuming you checked for any obstructions. Also you stated your battery is good. For most slide outs is does not matter that your plugged in if your battery is no good your slides will not work properly.

You might have checked this already but first I would make sure the slide is lubed in any areas possible. If your slide is hydraulic check the fluid. Lastly it could be your motor, electric or hydraulic slide.
Just a related hypothetical: If the camper battery is dead, could you plug into the tow vehicle and get power enough to retract a slide? Thanks.
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It can help but I doubt that the alternator would provide the necessary power if the battery is too low or completely discharged. That maybe is the time to retract it manually.
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The wiring from the tow vehicle to the RV is too small to provide the current needed to operate the slide motor. Would not work with low charge / dead or no battery.
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The wiring from the tow vehicle to the RV is too small to provide the current needed to operate the slide motor. Would not work with low charge / dead or no battery.
Thanks. I assume that would also be the case if the camper is still plugged into the shore power?
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:25 AM   #10
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Thanks triguy we'll look into sum of that stuff. If we get the answer to this ill put it up. Looks like it could be a while we ,here in missouri its still snowing like mad. I think we around 8-10 inches now.
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