Hi FR Friends,
Like my sig says, I have a 2020 Cottage 40CCK destination trailer that has three slide outs with hydraulic control and I have a few questions.
This is my first hydraulic controlled unit and unlike my electric controlled 5th wheel that has three separate control switches, my Cottage has just one switch and the slide outs extend and retract in a predictable sequence, one after the other. This is not ideal for me as I would like to control them individually
My question is: Is this possible? And How?
I'm really stumped in how this works as is. I've attached some pictures of my system if it helps.
It appears mine is manufactured by Lippert Component, Inc.. It has no visible manufacturer or model number on the pump motor itself. There is a set of three Trombetta electric solenoids mounted on top of the pump motor, and a manifold of some sort (no name) with three screw-in knobs in front of the three slide hoses that I assume control the fluid sent to and from the three slide out rams. Behind the pump itself is the reservoir that holds the pump fluid. On the right side is a manual electric rocker switch with a return-to-center dead position and I assume a forward and reverse pump operation when each end is pressed. I tried the switch both ways momentarily, but couldn't tell what was happening.
Any help here?
What is determining the sequence of which slide starts in or out and which slides follow? Is there an electronic controller board somewhere attached to the solenoids that opens and shuts the manifold? If I screw in two of the three manifold knobs will it allow me to control just the remaining slide only?
I've downloaded a couple of Lippert pump repair/replacement manuals but I'm still in the dark about what control I might have with the whole nine yards.
- Hydraulic Pump from Access Door
- Pump Solenoids
- Pump Manifold
- Manual Switch on side of pump
- Label on right side of pump reservoir