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Old 04-27-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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Q about leveling sys and slides

I have a couple questions about my 2013 38CKTS. I have three slideouts and the 6 point automatic leveling system. Just so I know for sure:
1. The slides are totally electric (no hydraulic) right?
2. The leveling system is totally hydraulic (no electric motors, etc...just the 12VDC for the pump), right?
Just so I know for sure...thanks!
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:42 PM   #2
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Slides are all hydraulic, and feed off of the same hydraulic pump. Leveling system, hydraulic, same pump as slides.
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If you look up under the rear 2 slides, each slide should have 2 rails with the teeth with drive shaft in between, and by one of those there will be a hydraulic cylinder with adjustment threads on the end. On the bedroom slide, the cylinder is up under the bed, under the false panel, if it's anything like ours.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #4
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Thank you folks! I was very confused. The slides certainly sounded hydraulic but somehow I got misinformed along the way. I guess i was never at the pump while moving slides or i would have known. That makes it all understandable now.I appreciate your answers.
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No problem. Have you played with the isolation valves for the slides yet? Pretty handy sometimes.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:46 AM   #6
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Not recently John. I tried them one time before the "shake-down" warranty repair trip and they did nothing. The tech said something about having them in the correct position...possibly not where it is labeled. I will try them again so I am familiar with their use. Supposedly there is nothing wrong...just op error. Besides a possible clearance issue, what would be the purpose of not extending all three? Just wondering. There has to be something else. Thanks again, Bill
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:07 AM   #7
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The isolation valves are just that, valves. To turn them on/off they need to be turned all the way until they stop (past the point where it says off). I use them mainly at home as our rig sits close to a walk way in the yard so I shut off the rear right slide.

We have also used them during pack up when getting ready to leave a site. Will leave the main kitchen slide open, but close both rear bedroom slides so that I can finish my cleanup while the DW finishes sweeping and bathroom prep.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:20 AM   #8
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Now that makes perfect sense! If only the tech would have spent a few more minutes on the delivery walk thru...or I had known to ask! I will fiddle with them this week. Thanks a million...well, maybe a few bucks in todays economy!
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X2 what Walter said. When we do move, the bunk room in ours, and master room are the first to be ready to go. Living room always usually stays open for the final stuff. Another thing I use them for, is when treating seals, or waxing ends of slides. Since we live in it, I can't just bring all the slides in any time I want. Kids are doing home schooling, or napping or whatever might be going on inside. So, I pick a slide that won't interfere with my wife or kids routines, bring it in all but a foot or so, treat seals with 303, then extend it back out. Just makes it easier to get the top wiper and bulb. On the 35QB4, it's quite tough to get in between the ODS bunk and living room slide, so I'll retract one to get to the other when treating seals or waxing. It's just a handy thing to have. One of those things you'd probably want if you didn't have it I suppose.
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Had to figure out really fast that I had to turn the isolation valve control nearly another quarter turn before it finally stopped - almost got the rig next to me at the storage lot as we were trying to load up. Having a routine saved us once again because the DW mashes the buttons inside while I check clearances outside
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