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Old 09-11-2016, 10:21 AM   #1
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White switch near hydraulics

Anyone have any idea what the switch is for? I can't find it in the manual at all. Thanks
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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Yes that's switch will operate the slides if you want to open it from outside.
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Old 09-11-2016, 12:18 PM   #3
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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YOU NEED TO OPEN SLIDES USING THAT SWITCH OCCASIONALLY. WHY? That's how I discovered water leaking into BR slide!

SLIDE OPENED ABOVE ME. I happened to look up at exiting not to hit my head!!
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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Opening the slides with the switch near the hydraulics, is handy if you are close to the water or power box with the rear driver side slide. Switch allows you to watch without running inside, then back outside, then back inside, etc... to insure not "crunching" something.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:29 PM   #6
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You can also control which slide moves (in or out) by closing the room knobs in the basement. Nice is you only want to put one slide out at a rest stop for instance... Don't know why pic is sideways..
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:10 AM   #7
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I too have wondered what this switch is for. I think the only time I have tried it was when either the slides were out already or the mini breakers had popped. I just assumed it was something to do with resetting the system (perhaps). I'm hoping to head out and use the trailer next weekend and I'll give it a try now that I'm armed with this new information.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:43 AM   #8
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As Dalford said, it is also handy when using the individual slide metering valves, to open only one slide, or to keep from opening one particular slide.
However, be aware that when you valve out, a slide or multiple slides, when you valve them back in, you have pressure built-up in those hydraulic hoses.
When you open those valves, (unscrewing the valve knobs), you release that pressure & if you do that after closing the slides, there is now no pressure holding those released slides closed.
The slides can possibly shift during travel.
I try to make a habit of opening the valves prior to closing the slides. Then the hydraulic system will cycle thru each slide, in sequence, as in normal operation pressurizing the whole system.
I/E Bedroom, Livingroom Front Slide, then Livingroom Back Slide.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:53 AM   #9
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I would like to add a word of caution using the switch outside. Make sure you go inside and make sure nothing is in the way of the slide going out. Trust me I learn this the hard way. Fortunately it was an easy fix. For me I had a rear couch move during travel and you guessed it the wood molding was a little too close that is on the interior slide out & there you have it.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:35 PM   #10
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A roll of the non-skid material, like for area/hall rugs, cut to fit under the couch feet will stop them from moving during travel.
I had the same problem with the couch in our Silverback 29RE.
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