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Old 09-28-2020, 10:43 PM   #1
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DX3 & XL Bedroom Side Override

Have been hunting for a past discussion but canít find the thread....

Is there a specific design / engineering need to have the ignition on to operate the bedroom slide? We donít need the ignition on the the living room. So curious as to why isnít designed this way? And... if itís not an issue, has anyone bypassed the need for the ignition being on?

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Am I missing something? We do not have the engine running for the bedroom slide. Is that typical for the DX3's and XL's? Or was this a running design change for Dynamax.
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Old 09-29-2020, 05:52 AM   #3
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Itís typical. We have to have the ignition on or engine running to operate the bedroom slide on our 2018 XL. The living room and galley slides do not require it.
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K. Thanks for the reply. I'm struggling with the design/engineering reason for that. I understand adequate voltage for the batteries for the slide motors but otherwise I can't follow the ignition on/engine on to open the slide. Curious. Not a big deal for me now and maybe not when we pick up our XL next march but curious nonetheless.
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:23 AM   #5
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It has to do with the parameters of the slide OEM.

The living room slide is a power gear system the bedroom slide is a Norco cable slide. They both have different "suggested" parameters...I have told our guys that I want it ONE WAY. In my mind, suggestions are just that.

There is a school of thought on ignition lock out vs. E-brake lock out. They both used to work just fine, but with some OEM's going to digital signals, it makes the E-brake one more difficult. Lithium would solve a lot of that pushing higher voltages.
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Merci. We'll deal with it either way.
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Itís not a big deal, but it would be nice if it was the same as the others. Only time itís a hassle is if I put the to forward ones out first and then just trot on back to the bedroom and push the slide button only to realize I didnít turn the ignition on, duh, now head back forward, turn the ignition on, repeat trip back to the bedroom. If my memory was better it wouldnít be a hassle at all!
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It has to do with the parameters of the slide OEM.

The living room slide is a power gear system the bedroom slide is a Norco cable slide. They both have different "suggested" parameters...I have told our guys that I want it ONE WAY. In my mind, suggestions are just that.

There is a school of thought on ignition lock out vs. E-brake lock out. They both used to work just fine, but with some OEM's going to digital signals, it makes the E-brake one more difficult. Lithium would solve a lot of that pushing higher voltages.
Thanks Brian. Appreciate the explanation on why it was engineered this way.

Same as Joe...itís just an inconvenience. Decided to ask since I had just forgotten to turn the ignition on again.
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Am I missing something? We do not have the engine running for the bedroom slide. Is that typical for the DX3's and XL's? Or was this a running design change for Dynamax.
Typical, Ignition OFF for jacks, then back ON for rear slide. Counterintuitive for sure. Fun Fact (that does not help at all) If you use the Plex app the ignition has to be ON for both slides. That is for a 2019 DX3.
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Old 09-30-2020, 03:02 PM   #10
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Well, that's interesting as mine is the exact opposite for the rear slide. Ignition on, nothing. Ignition off, works just fine. 2015 DX3 37TS
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:01 AM   #11
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What ever happened to hydraulic slides. They were quiet, smooth, and had a lot fewer issues. I understand the need for electric on the smaller RVs but not on the super Cs.
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:59 AM   #12
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You just get used to the engine being on. We pull up to site. Puts jacks down then put out all three slides then turn engine off. Leaving is just the opposite.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:23 PM   #13
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Not sure if you may have typed that incorrectly....my bedroom slide in my DX3 wont work WITH the ign on. It must be OFF for it to operate!


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Old 10-01-2020, 04:34 PM   #14
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The 17 XL, the engine must be running for the jacks and all three slides. 2 electric and 1 Power Gear.
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This is sounding like there are different system configurations ..

On our 2018 XL
Ignition must be ON for bedroom slide to operate
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All 3 of mine work with the ignition off
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Not positive about the Power Gear but the jacks and Noco slides need the engine on to function. As a best practice, I would not run the Power Gear slide off the batteries by themselves. So why the engine is running, all three slides go out.
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My 2016 DX3 the ignition off for all 3 slide operations, in fact if the ignition is on the bedroom slide will not operate and if the bedroom slide is out the engine will not start.
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This is sounding like there are different system configurations ..

On our 2018 XL
Ignition must be ON for bedroom slide to operate


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Appreciate all of this data. At the very least, I will now be more aware and will set up a check list/procedure that makes the most sense for us. Good stuff.
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