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Old 11-22-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Slide out control

Have a 378F 5th wheel. Slides open from one switch normally with bedroom slide first, dining and entertainment center slide next, and the theatre and kitchen slide last. At rest areas I would like to just open the dining and entertainment area and not the left side slides. Has anyone looked at upgrading the system to allow opening only one slide?

I believe the Sandpiper unit (same model #) has that capability. Anyway that was what a salesman stated. Any ideas or possible options would be appreciated.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have hydraulic slides.
The hydraulic circuit is plumbed in series.
They operate on the principle that the slide with the least frictional resistance opens first, and so on, until they all open.

The only way to control what slide opens first would be to plumb some sort of flow control valve(s) in the hydraulic circuit to restrict the flow to the slides you don't want opening.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:33 PM   #3
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If you have hydraulic slides as 5picker said, then you should have a series of valves that you can open or close individually. On mine I have three slides and if I want just one open, then I close the other two valves then hit the switch. My valves are in the same compartment as the hydraulic reservoir. Here are a couple pictures of what mine look like. Good luck. Jerry. Click image for larger version

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Old 11-29-2016, 10:27 AM   #4
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The valves are apparently an "option". I could not locate mine and called Jeffery Johnson. He informed me that it was an option that was. It ordered on mine.

I have thought about plumbing some in, but it has not been an issue for us and our usage style.


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Old 11-29-2016, 06:58 PM   #5
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I believe that is correct that the valves are an option. Ours had that option thankfully because I didn't know that it was and it is nice to not have to open everything if you don't need to.
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:42 PM   #6
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Maybe we will just wait and see if it becomes a concern. It may not be as big an issue as I am thinking. Rest area picnic tables may be a good alternative.

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Old 10-30-2018, 03:13 PM   #7
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Have a 378F 5th wheel. Slides open from one switch normally with bedroom slide first, dining and entertainment center slide next, and the theatre and kitchen slide last. At rest areas I would like to just open the dining and entertainment area and not the left side slides. Has anyone looked at upgrading the system to allow opening only one slide?

I believe the Sandpiper unit (same model #) has that capability. Anyway that was what a salesman stated. Any ideas or possible options would be appreciated.
Did you ever find a solution. I would like to know as my 2919 Sierra 355qbq does the same and I would like to control the slides independently.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:26 PM   #8
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No solution found yet. However, we have not really found this to be a concern.
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:51 PM   #9
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2010 not 2919. Yes it would be more of a convenience
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