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Old 02-15-2014, 11:15 AM   #11
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We are going back to Virginia but wanted to take 95 up, Georiga, SC and NC are prepared for bad weather not like Alabama, they don't even own a snow plow or salt and sand trucks. On TV news it showed them dumping a load of sand on an overpass and spreading it by a backhoe bucket. So decided to take 95 up. I'm in Jacksonville FL. now will leave for home in the AM or Monday. I cut a 2x6x17" to fit my slide when it is closed as a brace. It won't open again with that brace and I padded both ends. .............All this and my 2nd year warrenty ran out the 10th of February....Luck of the Irish....
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Does your wardrobe slide press really hard up against the mattress? Ours does and it's had me concerned that something like you just experienced might happen to us.

Ours actually pushes the mattress over a half inch when it comes in. Does your wardrobe clear the mattress (go over the top a bit)? We have a couple of toppers (flat memory foam and wavey memory foam) on ours and I'm wondering if we've built it up too tall and the pressure up against the mattress might make the slider come out in transit.
1. remove one of the toppers
2. check to see if the slider needs adjusting
3. just push the mattress over before retracting the slide
4. use a slide lock which we'd have to make or buy...didn't come with one

choices choices choises
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:58 AM   #12
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Another post that reminds me why I keep coming back to this forum.

I found that flex drive in a drawer in the kitchen of our new 5er. DH and I figured it was something left by a worker on the assembly line.

So now I get to tell him to take it out of his shop tool box and *put it in the camper tool box*.
Your experience is exactly the same as mine. It was not until I read the manual did I find out the "flex extension inadvertently left in the camper) was needed to move the slide in a motor failure!
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:01 PM   #13
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As requested by PM, here is the rest of my info on this slide system.

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File Type: pdf Accu-Slide Raw Parts List.pdf (2.10 MB, 25 views)
File Type: pdf NORCO WS Cable Routing Diagram.pdf (97.6 KB, 30 views)
File Type: pdf accuslide_installation-manual.pdf (2.84 MB, 20 views)
File Type: pdf accuslide_brochure.pdf (749.7 KB, 26 views)
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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Weezer and Herk, you are really both correct, mine pushes hard against the topper, I will move that over a little "GOOD CALL" Thanks for all the info on this slide system Herk. Now I know how it works, it would really be hard to get up there to the front end to adjust. It could have been the rocker switch at the panel. I know i had problem with the rocker on the rear stabilization rocker switch before. Weezer is right, when I close it, it will compack that edge of the mattress. That part was never covered in my PDI. Live and learn it seems, no damage thanks to that guy behind me that seen it opening. I always drive the right lane so I was able to get over fast. Until I can get it checked out better I will install that brace. It might burn the motor up but it could save a disaster going down the road. I'll do a little reading and see if there is a fuse inline, if not I can get one today before we leave again. Thanks everyone for your time, help and concerns......Glenn.....
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:34 PM   #15
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Weezer and Herk, you are really both correct, mine pushes hard against the topper, I will move that over a little "GOOD CALL" Thanks for all the info on this slide system Herk. Now I know how it works, it would really be hard to get up there to the front end to adjust. It could have been the rocker switch at the panel. I know i had problem with the rocker on the rear stabilization rocker switch before. Weezer is right, when I close it, it will compack that edge of the mattress. That part was never covered in my PDI. Live and learn it seems, no damage thanks to that guy behind me that seen it opening. I always drive the right lane so I was able to get over fast. Until I can get it checked out better I will install that brace. It might burn the motor up but it could save a disaster going down the road. I'll do a little reading and see if there is a fuse inline, if not I can get one today before we leave again. Thanks everyone for your time, help and concerns......Glenn.....
My fuse for that slide (only) is in the power center. The main slides are in the battery compartment.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:35 PM   #16
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What a SCARY thing to happen! Glad there was no damage/no one hurt!
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My fuse for that slide (only) is in the power center. The main slides are in the battery compartment.
Thanks Herk, Now I know where to look. Also weezer I closed the slide and it depressed the mattress a good inch. I also just read Herk that it is impossible for that slide to open without the motor running? Going back to that rocker switch again. I'll pull the plug on that and take a look at the connectors......
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:35 PM   #18
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Thanks Herk, Now I know where to look. Also weezer I closed the slide and it depressed the mattress a good inch. I also just read Herk that it is impossible for that slide to open without the motor running? Going back to that rocker switch again. I'll pull the plug on that and take a look at the connectors......
Could there be an over ride like a garage door when it meets resistance? To prevent damaging something/someone, or to prevent burning out the motor? Perhaps you hit a rough spot that increased the pressure against the mattress just enough to engage the safety over ride.

Geeze, here I was just bumbling along, thinking about possible causes.

Edited to add: Herk's video states that over torque'ing the motor can damage it. Could forcing the slide in against the mattress result in the over torque'ing?
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Could there be an over ride like a garage door when it meets resistance? To prevent damaging something/someone, or to prevent burning out the motor? Perhaps you hit a rough spot that increased the pressure against the mattress just enough to engage the safety over ride.

Geeze, here I was just bumbling along, thinking about possible causes.

Edited to add: Herk's video states that over torque'ing the motor can damage it. Could forcing the slide in against the mattress result in the over torque'ing?
I'm sure it can, I going to move that mattress over a little bit so I won't see it depress when I bring it in. I pulled the switch, it has about 5 wires going into a plug that is molded. I'll have to ohm them out and see if anything is touching. Herk sent some good info. I figure I have all day to look at tomorrow. I did cut the board already to hold it in just to be safe. I have no fuses marked slide. So I guess I will have to try and figure out where each one go's just like I had to do with 110v breakers last week. They had 1 marked O/S I pulled that one and all it took care of was my lights in front of the cab outside. Just another project, thanks for the information....
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #20
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Yeah, I'm going out to our 5er tomorrow to move the mattress over. Our V-Lite had the same problem. The bed was in the slider and when it came in it crushed up against the dresser on the opposite wall. It was the original mattress and it wasn't caused by a topper.

Just before we traded it in we took it back for some warranty issues and had them check it. They "claimed" they adjusted it but we saw no change from what it was before we took it in.

However, that was the track/gear style slider....horse of a totally different color.
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