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Old 03-17-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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Cool Slide out problems - help

I pulled my 5th wheel out of storage for the spring. The slide out is giving me problems. It's a hydraulic system and when you engage it it will stop part way through moving the slide in or out.

I've validated it's not the battery being low (fully charged and brand new)
I've also tried while on shore power.

I've checked for obstructions, I've cleaned the slides, etc.

The Pump simply stops. Pushing the button again does nothing. Waiting 5 seconds you can hear a click as if a circuit resets within the pump and everything works again. Begin moving the slide in or out again until it's stops. Wait 5 seconds and do it again. While it's moving nothing seems out of the ordinary. It's seems to me like a safety feature in the pump is triggering but I don't know enough about them nor what would be causing it at this point.

Any help or insight is GREATLY appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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Sounds like the circuit breaker is popping. As it cools down
It snaps back and works again.
might want to check into getting a new one and a spare.
either the circuit breaker is bad or there's to much load.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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I have a 2006 Wildcat 5th wheel and I believe the solenoid on the hydraulic pump has gone out. The slide is out and the jacks are up. It there an override or a someway I can manually bring the slide in and the jack down.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Did you ever figure this problem out? I have the same issue when bringing the slide in. I replaced the hydraulic motor electric solenoid and that did not work. Help greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #5
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Yes I did, it was a fuse in my 5th wheel the fuse was located behind and a little below the hydraulic motor
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Thanks much for the reply. Do you remember if this fuse made your solenoid click when it stopped? I looked at the two of the three automatic fuses close to the battery and the black tabs never did pop out. Did the fuse you replaced have a pop-out tab?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:49 AM   #7
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Yes the solenoid wood click and no the fuse I replaced did not have a reset pop out.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Thanks much! This forum is great thanks to people like you that will share their experiences.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:12 PM   #9
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As a new owner of a EVO T2050 trailer that has slide out sides can anyone help giving advice on how to close a side if it wont close automatically? Is there anyway of bypassing the motor and closing the walls. It could be an issue once we get on the road.
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As a new owner of a EVO T2050 trailer that has slide out sides can anyone help giving advice on how to close a side if it wont close automatically? Is there anyway of bypassing the motor and closing the walls. It could be an issue once we get on the road.
So it works fine now, but you just want to know what to do if it fails?

There is usually a manual retract procedure in your manual for the slide out.
I have no idea who made your frame or what kind of slide out you have.

There are many different models of slide out as well; all have different manual procedures. Wish I could be of more help.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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Hi Herks, I live in Perth Western Australian and when the trailer arrived there was no manual. The slide out has zigzag (not a technical word but the best I can do to explain) aluminum runners top and bottom on both sides of the slide out. I can hear motors turning over but I haven't been able to see them and I am wary of pull things apart at present. If I supply photo could you help?
Cheers for the prompt reply which I appreciate.
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Did you happen to see a crank handle anywhere in the camper?

Do you have a hole in the side opposite the slide in question?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #13
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Sounds like you may have a Schwintek In-Wall Slide which is a little more complicated when it does not work correctly. Here is a link to a video describing how to disengage the motors and move the slide manually. Lippert also has on-line manuals for these slides that can be downloaded and printed for reference.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #14
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Hi Lou,
No crank but I have think I may have cracked the problem as to who provides the slider mechanism. The system is not hydraulic which would make my live easier but driven with electric motors. I am hoping its a Schwintek and I am trying to identify the mechanism. They have put together some videos on UTube which help a lot, so if they are the manufacturer I can put this issue to bed.
Again thanks..
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Sounds like you have a handle on it.
Thank you Sirsea for the video and the Lippert tip.



This is an install video and might help you visualize the mechanism.
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I am very impressed with the prompt replies and assistance I have gotten from this forum. As a member of just one hour.. Can't thank everyone enough especially with the time difference.
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Lippert manuals can be downloaded form here:
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:34 PM   #18
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new to forum. Our problem (besides the broken frame) is the slides and the front jacks both run when you try to open/close slides or raise/lower jacks. Any others experiencing this freakish problem? Any suggestions for solving?
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I have not had any problems with our slide out and I have collected an number of video's which Lippert have on their web site which cover most issues.
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Slide out problems

Any suggestions how to check slide out switch on our 2007 5er 8285. When press no sound at all. Checked breaker,fuse,battery??
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