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Old 09-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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slide wont move

I have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528 with 2 slides a large one in the living area and a small one in the bedroom. Went over to do some cleaning and plugged in the truck to the camper the large slide operated just fine but the small one in the bedroom did not. It just makes a clicking noise and doesn't move at all. It is getting power from what I can tell. Anyone have any suggestion's?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:41 PM   #2
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Are your slides hydraulic? Is it possible that slide has been turned off on the hydraulic manifold?
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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No they are electric with a cable system.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #4
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Does anyone know how to manually crank the slide open.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #5
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You should have a flexible extension that will go into the motor and use a drill to drive the slide.

Have you checked the switch and if you have power getting to the motor?
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:14 PM   #6
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Well I didn't have any tools with me but when the wife hit the switch I was up listening to the motor and it just clicked whether you went in or out with the switch. So I would assume that power is at the motor. Is it possible that the motor would jam? When I closed it, it closed without any problem. That was 2 weeks ago and guess what my extended warranty ran out on 8/31/2013 go figure.
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You said you hooked up your truck to your trailer. Is that because your battery is dead?
If it is you may not be getting enough power to your slide even with your truck plugged in. Or you may have a bad connection.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #8
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Well as far as I can remember I have always had to have it plugged in to 110 or a 30 amp box or into the truck to get any power to the slides not just straight battery. But I could be wrong. The large living room slide went out and back in without any issues. The small slide in the bedroom just wouldn't move. Yeah it is a mystery to me. I am going to try and crank it out a few inches and then see if it will power close. I do appreciate the inputs. I did check the fuse box to but none of the fuse spots are marked slides so that sucks to.
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RV: 2005 FR Grand Surveyor, truck: 2007 GMC crew cab, Z71 2-wd, and with trailer towing package=two (2) batteries. A few months ago I discovered that the deep cycle battery on the TT had been fried due to overcharging by the inverter. New battery and a battery disconnect went in. I have one slide and have discovered that the slide will not work on shore power alone. The slide will not work if the TT is connected to the truck batteries alone. The slide will not work on TT battery alone. The slide will work IF connected to shore power and the TT deep cycle battery OR shore power and the truck batteries and disconnected TT battery. Weird? Doesn't matter, it will work under some strange conditions. "Rabidd" I'm wondering if your slide would work with shore power and the TT battery.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #10
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I don't suppose you used a slide lock on that slide that you've forgotten about.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:06 PM   #11
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I am certainly not an expert...but it sounds like a bad connection. More amps=more power. That maybe why the truck with two batteries works it. Just a thought and a cheap check. My $.02
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I have a 2011 Flagstaff 8528 with 2 slides a large one in the living area and a small one in the bedroom. Went over to do some cleaning and plugged in the truck to the camper the large slide operated just fine but the small one in the bedroom did not. It just makes a clicking noise and doesn't move at all. It is getting power from what I can tell. Anyone have any suggestion's?
Just wondering if the click you hear is really the relay with a control voltage telling the main power supply to go. Trouble may be the fuse or breaker is open for that slide and can't respond. The fuses for the slides and hydraulic systems are usually within 18" of the battery(s). They can be inline fuse or circuit breakers, right in the wire leading to the slide/accessory wiring. Look around the battery control area and see if you spot such a current device, that's where mine are.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:02 PM   #13
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Thanks for the help I just got back in town. I am going to bring it to the house and plug it in and see what happens maybe it will work I hope so.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #14
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Echoing the "check for the slide lock" and see if it cranks out manually.

On mine, the manual crank is a long bar with a handle bend in the end. There's a hole in the skirt on the opposite side to plug it in to the crank mechanism and manually extend/retract. If it cranks in and out manually, you can reasonably assume the problem is electrical...
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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Success I got it working. I have the little flexible extension that came with the trailer so I got that and a wrench and cranked the slide out about half way and then hit the power switch and it worked. Ran it in and out a few times and so far works great. I guess it was just locked up or something. Thanks for all the help.
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