Slideouts info please

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  1. Mikey RV

    Mikey RV Funster

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    Hi everyone not very good on computer so please bear with me. What is the correct procedure for putting slideouts out, I have been told differant ways by peaple. I park up sides out then dump air then leval on jacks. And when ready to go build air store jacks then pull sides in. Also Is it ok to leave sides out on windy days. My RV is a Winnebago journey 34. Have only owned it for 5 months so be prepared for more questions and look forward to meeting some of you sometime. :thumb:
     
  2. zaskar

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    As far as I am aware, all bar 1 of the RV manufacturers recomend the same procedure.
    1. dump the air
    2. level with the jacks
    3. Slidout out.

    For some reason, Monaco say slide out THEN level. Never understood why?
     
  3. Bryan

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    I concur with this because:


    1. It was the recommended procedure by the manufacturer
    2. It makes sense, other methods do not.

    Of course the funster I saw who thought it was okay to move his RV from one pitch to another at peterborough Show a few years back must have a different manual :Doh::Eeek:
     
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    I have not got air,, so that dont count..

    But my manual say`s level up before putting slide out, out,.. so as not to twist distort mechanism..

    Retracting slide out,, before coming off the Hydraulic Jacks..

    :thumb:
     
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    I agree

    Park Up
    Level up
    Slides Out

    Then the reverse when you leave. :Wink:

    Was told by the supplier of my RVs that the vehicle chassis must be straight and level for the slides to work properly and reduce wear and strain on the slide system.:thumb:
     
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    Same here, level and stabilise, then slide out. Slide in, jacks up.
     
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    Agree with the others------body/chassis should not be twisted when putting slide in/out.
    Also --if you have a slide topper --make sure it's not covered in ice/ frozen snow when you put slide in-----------------------if no topper-- make sure top of slide is clear of leaves, snow etc.
    Also -make sure a cupboard door has not opened ----to be ripped of by opening slide:Blush::Doh:
     
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    for those first timers

    Can I add a couple bits for the first timers that may read these posts.

    You have to put the foot brake on otherwise the slideout will not work.

    Follow manufactures instructions..... I have left my slide out in very windy conditions much like Brian did when we were side by side at Lincoln. Good point about snow or ice on the topper. and the cupboards.... I think Rick will comment on damage to his slide done by previous owner that had not stowed away various items:Sad:

    I do not have air on the rear of the RV, but do not dump as it is an after fit and I have to use ramps as no jacks on the 24' Winnibago B class.. but I do use a set of slide out jacks I imported from the USA to give a bit of support to the slide out runners. I know you can get some that collapse if the jacks fail to save the slide out.. Mine just finger tight to stop any movement.

    But mainly wanted to remind new users of the foot brake issue.

    Bob:Eeek:
     
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    .. an interesting thread on the yank forum ... RV Net ..


    http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24056986/gotomsg/24058111.cfm#24058111
     
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    on my RV the slide wont work if the jacks aren't down....it uses the same master switch, as i found to my embarrassment earlier this year :Blush:

    as others have said, if the RV body has any twist then the slide will jam.
     
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    slides

    hi there,for me it is definatley,park up,jacks down to level and then slides out.then when leaving,breakfast first:Rofl1:then slides in and jacks up:thumb: regards brian jo and josh:thumb:
     
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    It would be prudent to check your owners manual, this is the correct sequence for a Monaco .. note that the jacks are up for both extending and retracting


    To Extend or Retract Slide Rooms:
    Turn on interior house power.
    Ensure the driver’s seat is in the forward
    position. The driver’s seat automatically
    moves forward as the slide-out is
    engaged.

    Close all interior doors and cabinets.
    (Exception: Some doors may require to
    be open for slide room to operate.)
    Clean the floor of dirt or grit that could
    result in damage during operation.
    Open a window or vent to equalize
    pressure during slide operation.
    Confirm there is enough clearance
    inside/outside the motorhome for the
    room to extend/retract.

    Retract hydraulic jacks (if equipped).
    Start the engine. Press Travel Mode on
    air level control panel. Allow time for
    the air suspension to support the chassis.
    Turn off the engine. Ensure park brake is
    applied prior to extending the slide room.
    Confirm the house batteries are fully
    charged.
    Ensure all people, pets and objects are
    clear of the slide room path.
    The switches for the slide rooms are
    located on the overhead compartment
    above the co-pilot seat and in the
    hallway. Press and hold the slide room
    switch to the desired (IN or OUT)
    position.

    Release the switch anytime to stop
    room movement. The drive motor will
    not automatically stop; the switch must
    be released. A change in motor sound
    indicates full extension/retraction.
     
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    Open a window or vent to equalize
    pressure during slide operation.

    Blimey Jim,

    the RV must be so airtight it will float or the slide moves so fast to cause a vacuum. :Rofl1:

     
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    Thanks for the replys guys really interesting lnowing what others think. I actually also rung a Winnebago dealer today also and he said the way i was doing it was ok as the Winnebago body does not flex a lot due to the way it is built. I can see it being ok after you have levalled as the RV is then straight so still a bit confused. So am hopeing everything will be ok. If the sides fall off I will let you know as I will need to know how to put them back on then. :BigGrin:
     
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    In the words of a certain scouser, "MY AR$£":Rofl1:
     
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    don't shoot the messenger ..

    but lesson learned .. i'll waste less time in future looking for info since you guys are soooo well informed .. :RollEyes:
     
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    Zooooooooooooooooooooooooooom!!!!!!!:Eeek:

    Anyone lost a teddy?:Wink:

    Strewth mate, I were only avvin a larrrf.:Rofl1::thumb:
     

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