Originally Posted by Cool Canuck
Those knobs get hard to turn when there is Hyd pressure in the line. Bump the hydraulic system to relieve the pressure.
We've had our SilverBack 29RE for a month now and loving it
Cool Canuck's post was very helpful for me to gain confidence in using the three slide control knobs. My first experience using the controls was to leave them alone because the knobs are tough to turn and I didn't want to screw something up
Well, I now use the controls without hesitation when needed. Thank you Cool Canuck
When we operate the slides in/out switch, when do we know to release the switch as the slides near fully out or in? Yes, we listen for the hydraulic pump to slow down and labor.......when the pump slows down the pressure in the lines is rising quickly and this pressure build up is what makes the control knobs difficult to turn. As Cool Canuck says..."bump" or operate the slides in/out switch for a second and this will reduce the pressure and make the knobs much easier to turn. For example, let's say you want to bring out only the dining table/sofa slide (29RE) so that you can get to the Refrigerator without crawling over the counter/sink.....operate the slide in/out switch for a second
in the "out" direction....STOP...now you would "close" (clockwise) the knobs to the bedroom and refrigerator/stove slides so they don't move out AND you will now notice the knobs turn much easier
. Proceed to operate the slide switch "OUT" to open the Dining table/Sofa slide. To close, operate the slide switch "IN", but before
you close the slide all the way in STOP and open
the control knobs "counter-clockwise" that were closed earlier. The knobs will turn easily. Now continue to close up the slide....by having all three control knobs open
, all three slides will close in tight.
Nice feature to have and learn to use.