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Old 07-05-2013, 03:48 PM   #11
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See now Dave, it would be much easier if it were on a GM chassis

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Ya, then it would be a "Park Model"!
Why aren't you working?
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #12
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Haha, I'm working as hard as you... for less pay... something wrong here isn't there?
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #13
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Just a quick update here for those interested. Took the coach to the doctor who says the pump is the problem. Been a week now and they say another few days for a pump to get here. He says the control board for the hydraulic jacks is also malfunctioning, it gets so hot you can hardly touch it. This part is obsolete but they did find a place that rebuilds them but it will be a six week wait. I think I will get the pump relaced so at least the slide works and just not use the jacks till the coach is not in use for awhile, which will be quite likely in about six weeks.
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #14
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Also, when we are travelling, sometimes when we get a big wind gust or meet semis the top of the slide will suck out and bang back in. Is there an adjustment for this anywhere.
Some campers come with slide locks, which are bars that tighten the top of the slide against the wall, which makes it nice and snug.
Many people who don't have the locks say they aren't needed, but your example clearly demonstrates why they are good to have.
Good to hear that your other issue has found a solution.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #15
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I have heard these slide locks mentioned before but didn't really know what they are all about. Thanks for the short explanation bakken, I will look into these.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #16
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I have a 2005 Hitchhiker ll that does a similar thing. Upon retracting the slides the will come in for a while then stop. I wait a few seconds and push the button again, this may take three or four times. I see the oil tank is a little under half full, would it be low on fluid. I see no marks on the tank showing how full it should be. Regular automatic transmission oil.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:06 PM   #17
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Hi Bulydog. My problem was definitely the pump. The new one fixed the problem and now works better than it ever has since we have owned this unit.
On your unit, I think I would want to top up the oil level. On my tank, the fill line is about 3/4 to the top of the tank. If your unit has been low of oil it may also have some air in the system and may take a couple of in/out rotations to get it all out and work smoothly. If I remember correctly I think the system uses Dexron III automatic trans fluid but you may want to go through your manuals just to make sure.
I still haven't had a chance to get my jack controller sent away, summer is a busy time and don't get a chance to use the motorhome a lot but have to get it done soon as, for me, the upcoming winter season is travel time.
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Thanks so much for he help. Have went through all the books and it just says fill with ATF, so will take your advice. Good luck with the jack controller. The time to get winterized isn't too far off for me, however will put it off for as long as possible and am always ready to un-winterize for a few days out.
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