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Old 05-27-2018, 03:13 PM   #1
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Coach battery disconnect question re slide stops

If we disconnect the coach batteries in the battery bay via the switch there, will that cause the slide to lose its memory? And if the slide loses memory, will it still work, just not stop at the right place? Our slide has been stopping progressively short of fully open although it comes in ok. It's going to the dealer Wednesday for a list of issues we have found on our 4 trips so far, and that is the biggest item on the list.
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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i do not know this for absolute certainty, but i don't see how the battery disconnect would affect the slides. if it did why would they even install a disconnect switch? my understanding is that the slides work of off limit switches rather than having a memory. we have an automatic leveling system. i fully disconnect the batteries when in storage and the leveling system picks right up and works properly when i reconnect the batteries.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:10 PM   #3
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No...power off is just fine. It is trying to operate with lower power that seems to cause issues. If its slowing down and stopping when going out, then it sounds like something might be dragging, causing the motor to "torque out" or stop to protect itself. Maybe lubricate the slide seal...those can cause drag. Make sure there is nothing under the slide (I had an entire paper towel roll get under the slide floor on a unit once). Didn't want to go out all the way either. poor paper towel roll.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:18 PM   #4
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No...power off is just fine. It is trying to operate with lower power that seems to cause issues. If its slowing down and stopping when going out, then it sounds like something might be dragging, causing the motor to "torque out" or stop to protect itself. Maybe lubricate the slide seal...those can cause drag. Make sure there is nothing under the slide (I had an entire paper towel roll get under the slide floor on a unit once). Didn't want to go out all the way either. poor paper towel roll.
What would you recommend to lubricate the slide seals. The track is dry. Is that ok or should it be lubed.
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Old 05-29-2018, 01:34 PM   #5
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What would you recommend to lubricate the slide seals. The track is dry. Is that ok or should it be lubed.
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Yes. spray it with any dry lube spray.
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No...power off is just fine. It is trying to operate with lower power that seems to cause issues. If its slowing down and stopping when going out, then it sounds like something might be dragging, causing the motor to "torque out" or stop to protect itself. Maybe lubricate the slide seal...those can cause drag. Make sure there is nothing under the slide (I had an entire paper towel roll get under the slide floor on a unit once). Didn't want to go out all the way either. poor paper towel roll.
It was like this when we picked it up from the dealer. Tech initially said the front motor was "binding" but was ok to use it, to bring it back with all the other stuff for them to fix after using it awhile, which we are doing tomorrow. Now the whole slide is definitely stopping short of fully open but seems symmetrical where initially the front was stopping before the back. There is nothing underneath, no suffering paper towel roll (lololol).

What to lube the slide seal with? I see the answer about the track lube.
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I never like to use any grease type lubricant. Dry lubricate is best as it will not get gummy and have stuck stick to it. They make a silicone based lubricant meant for slide seals.
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