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Old 12-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hydraulic slides...QUESTION

I've seen in other posts where folks said if you only want a certain slide to come out first, hold pressure against the slide that normally comes out first and the next lightest slide would come out first. So, my FW is up for the winter under the shed with the cover over it. I want to open only the passenger side living room slide which normally comes out 2nd after the bedroom slide (I can unzip my cover for this slide to come out). My son (6', 200lbs) tried to hold in the small bedroom slide which normally comes out first. He was not strong enough to hold it in so that the large slide would come out first. Anyone have any pointers?
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
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I've seen in other posts where folks said if you only want a certain slide to come out first, hold pressure against the slide that normally comes out first and the next lightest slide would come out first. So, my FW is up for the winter under the shed with the cover over it. I want to open only the passenger side living room slide which normally comes out 2nd after the bedroom slide (I can unzip my cover for this slide to come out). My son (6', 200lbs) tried to hold in the small bedroom slide which normally comes out first. He was not strong enough to hold it in so that the large slide would come out first. Anyone have any pointers?
You should have controls similar to the ones pictured here somewhere. Just close the ones you DON'T want to come out. Be sure to turn the knob ALL the way to the stop.....
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:59 AM   #3
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My 2010 Sandpiper has no valves. The challenge of having no control valves is what the post I mentioned was about. "How to make a specific slide come out if you have no valves." Thanks for responding though!
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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My 2010 Sandpiper has no valves. The challenge of having no control valves is what the post I mentioned was about. "How to make a specific slide come out if you have no valves." Thanks for responding though!
Sorry....guess that speed readin course wasn't fully effective...
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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Talk to Lippert Customer Service @ 574-537-8900 and they should be able to help you out.


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Short of locking the mechanical portion of the slide somehow(not sure I would do that), or installing a valve, you would be hard pressed to keep that bedroom slide from opening first. I've tried to hold different slides (4) on mine and they come out when they want, and not much you can do.
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I have yet to be able to control slides on the way out, but I can somewhat manipulate slides on the way back in.
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Old 12-05-2014, 06:30 PM   #8
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Ok, you all confirmed about what I thought after my son could not hold it in. Just for the record, the slides always go and come in the same order, smallest to largest. I'll figure out something.

BTW Dave, we had a great time in Canada in Oakville and then up at Sparrow lake back in July. And we met some great Canadian "lake lovers".
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It says the least resistant comes out. Not so. Just smoke and hiney if you get my drift
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:56 AM   #10
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One suggestion would be to block the slide between the inside of the slide and the interior wall w a 2x4 cut to size. I would be careful though as u want to avoid damaging the hydraulic system. U could try it and if too much pressure builds (you will her the pump working harder than usual) then stop.


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