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Old 02-09-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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Slide out selector valve

Is it hard to put a slide out control valve to stop slide outs from coming out that you don't want to come out? When we stop to get something out of the fridge while traveling the slide out I need out comes out last. Our last RV had them and loved it when I really needed to use them.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #2
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Now there is a good question. All of our past RVs had individual switches for each slide out. Of course all of the past slide outs have also been electric powered.

With our new Wildcat the bedroom slide is electric and on it's own switch. However the opposing slides in the main level of the trailer are hydraulic and extend one side at time but on the same switch.

I would be nice if there was a switch allowing or a choice to open one or the other independently.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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With my wildcat it would be difficult to do since the pump has no valves on it. It just changes direction to open or close slides. If your unit has valves for each slides then it would be easy. But I doubt that due to cost they don't generaly do that. It means they would have to run seperate valves and lines to each cylinder and etc.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:06 AM   #4
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I was hoping for an easy fix but know it probably isn't.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:24 PM   #5
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Our last RV had individual controls knobs to turn off slides. It was hydraulic slides. Montana. I guess I'll just deal with it. I really love this new RV but I guess there's always something you like better on the old RV. Lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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Our last RV had individual controls knobs to turn off slides. It was hydraulic slides. Montana. I guess I'll just deal with it. I really love this new RV but I guess there's always something you like better on the old RV. Lol
I agree, my wife like our last RV more than our current Wildcat 5th wheel. Of course it was a 40' triple slide diesel pusher fully loaded out..LOL!!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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I have auto level and the slide manifolds tap off the leveling manifold. Each slide has its own black knob valve on the slide manifolds to shut off flow to an individual slide.

Now the advertising says I am supposed to have "individual slide room selector switches" but I only have one switch and the valves.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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Well at least you can stop a slide if you want and that's what I wish I had. We are snowbirds in Thousand Trails. We are at South Clermont by 27 and 192.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:43 AM   #10
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I'm going to call LCI and see if this will work on my Sandpiper.Lippert Components RV Parts and Accessories|Hydraulic Slide and Leveling Components
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Let me know if it does!
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I would imagine that Lippert part would work. The only issue I could see is if you dont currently have individual hydraulic lines at the pump for each slide. I would think that would need to be done so you could isolate each slide with the knobs.
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I need to verify what all is plumbed up front. There are a ton of hoses going into a manifold at the pump.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:00 AM   #14
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Lippert has a sells a valve control ass that you can purchase to control which slide out you want around 80 to 100 bucks

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I tried to order this from the factory on my 2014SAQB and it wasn't available any longer. So the dealer said they could do it. That was until the trailer actually arrived on the lot and found there was a single continuous line for all slides. Well they said they could still do it but the cost would be very high as they would have to run all new lines according to the folks they spoke to a lippert. Good news for me is that the slides have ran in same order each time so I do know the order at least
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Our also seem to always go in and out with the same order, and it is an acceptable order I guess. Ours goes out: bedroom, main living, and then one or the other bunk slides, also seems to come back in with the same order.
Initially I was looking to add the selector to mine but since it has bee going in and out in the same order every time I have run the slides it's off my "to do list".
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #17
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On my 376 it goes bedroom, kitchen, bunk room and then the big living room slide. Its a pain to get to the fridge since I have to open all 4 slides.
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I agree!
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