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Old 08-14-2015, 07:28 AM   #11
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Those knobs get hard to turn when there is Hyd pressure in the line. Bump the hydraulic system to relieve the pressure.

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Old 08-14-2015, 11:06 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by SilverbackMel View Post
Say whaaaat? I have this set up and use it 100% of the time. The knobs are in that control panel by your hook ups and those knobs turn EZ. No, not so easy your 6yr old can do it but certainly any non handicapped person with average finger dexterity can.
Okay... you forced me to admit to the arthritis in my hands! Maybe if I used the valves more, they would turn easier.

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Old 08-14-2015, 04:06 PM   #13
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One final comment regarding those of us with the kitchen slide that needs to extend to reach the refer.

I carry a couple of orange caution cones in the bed of my truck. With the slide partially extended, often I am within the lane. HOWEVER, if I am close OR in a position where others may approach very fast, I place 2 safety cones strategically.

I tend to work under the assumption
that I want drivers to SEE US EARLY!

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Old 08-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #14
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On my 29 RE. You will still have to climb on the counter to get to the frig if the kitchen slide is out. Need the door entrance slide to be out to get to the frig. They might have changed them but my slides are less than a foot away from the counter.

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Old 08-14-2015, 10:32 PM   #15
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arpipeliner, mine is set up just like yours. But, thanks to several posts in this thread, I've figured out how to manipulate the hydraulics to accomplish what I want.

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Old 09-09-2015, 08:41 AM   #16
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Those Slide Hydraulic Control Knobs........

Originally Posted by Cool Canuck View Post
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" 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 having all three control knobs open, all three slides will close in tight.

Nice feature to have and learn to use.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:20 PM   #17
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Hydraulic Control Knob Labels.....

Got out the label maker and made some operation notes for the three slides.
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