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Old 09-17-2021, 04:45 PM   #1
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Rear slide stopped working

This might help someone. Our 2016 2400R has been great and weíve had it 4 years. Just got back from a six week trip and had no problems. However, just this week the bed slide stopped working. On no! I try to fix things myself so hereís what happened.
Pressing the slide out switch and no noise or movement. Fuses maybe? Nope. With the slide all the way in replacing a motor would be very difficult. The slide controller was reporting errors. We had plenty of battery power as it was plugged in at home and I have a VictronConnect monitor. So hereís how I diagnosed the problem. I took out the dinette slide controller and plugged in the connections for the bed slide. Well, the bed slide worked fine. A relief as now I know it was not a motor. I ordered a new slide controller from Amazon. In the mean time I took out the bad slide controller and cleaned all the contacts. Then I took the cover off and blew all the dust off of it. Put it back in and presto, all works fine again.
I think when the new controller comes in Iíll probably keep it just in case.
Hope this might help someone going through a similar problem.

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Old 09-17-2021, 05:03 PM   #2
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Glad to hear it worked out for you.
I think a little PM (preventive maintenance) may have helped prevent the problem in the first place.
I also like to have a "spare" for things that may break.
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Old 09-17-2021, 09:42 PM   #3
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I have the same unit. Where is the slide controller located?
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:01 AM   #4
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The slide controllers are just below the water pump in the compartment you open up to use the winterizing hose. Itís the compartment under the fresh water fill.
Where we live, in the Napa Valley, we donít really need to winterize but I use the hose to add water from a bucket when boon-docking.
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Old 09-18-2021, 03:55 AM   #5
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The slide controllers are just below the water pump in the compartment you open up to use the winterizing hose. Itís the compartment under the fresh water fill.

Where we live, in the Napa Valley, we donít really need to winterize but I use the hose to add water from a bucket when boon-docking.
When we lived in Napa, for 13 years, we never winterized either.
When we retired to Washington State, I did have to do more. But since we lived a block from the ocean, I just blew out the lines and added antifreeze to the traps and toilet bowl.
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Old 09-18-2021, 06:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for info I will search them out. Always nice to know where things are. As we live in Oregon winterize is a must but I have our unit inside. I am not even sure how to work the winterize hose system.
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:36 PM   #7
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Good job on successfully fixing it yourself. I figure it doesn’t cost me any more for a repair guy to fix something after I attempt to fix it. Saved lots of money that way.
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Old 09-28-2021, 12:53 AM   #8
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Hereís an update on the slide controller. Old one stopped working again as we were camped. This time with the slide out. Well, I had the wisdom to bring along the new controller just in case this happened. And it did. Only took about 15 minutes to replace the controller with the new one. Bingo, slide works again.
You just never know what might happen. Be prepared.
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