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Old 07-30-2022, 07:17 PM   #1
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Bedroom slides coming out on the road

Has anyone experienced the bedroom slides extending when traveling or just sitting. We have a 36FL and it drives me nuts. No external hyd leaks. Checked hose and fittings no leaks. Hyd rods are clean no pitting and dry. Just happens on the slides. Jacks are fine
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Old 08-07-2022, 12:24 AM   #2
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I had a hydraulic cylinder go bad internally. It powered in and out fine but the slide would drift out while driving. Never leaked externally. This was on a 2014 38RL. If I remember correctly I bought for approximately $115 from E-trailer. The trailer was only 2 years old but of course it was covered by Lipperts 5yr chassis warranty.
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Old 08-07-2022, 04:51 AM   #3
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Bedroom slides are electric!
Typically if they have power they shouldn't move til the button pressed.
Are your batteries in good shape & fully charged?
Do the slides function normally once parked?
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Old 08-07-2022, 05:40 PM   #4
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Bedroom slides on an FL36 are at the back of the 5th-wheel and are pneumatic.
We have yet to experience that problem, probably only a matter of time.
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Bedroom slides on an FL36 are at the back of the 5th-wheel and are pneumatic.
We have yet to experience that problem, probably only a mattebyr of time.
Sorry read the model as RL!
But to clear then they'll be hydraulic not pneumatic.
In that case if there's no visible leaks then likely a spec of trash in the valve on the manifold allowing fluid to bypass. Might try operating the slide in/out a few times to try & clear it.
With all slides & jacks retracted hooked up to your tow vehicle check the fluid level in the hydraulic reservoir, it should be within a 1/2" of the fill opening to be full. If low I'd recommend 15w motorcycle fork oil to top off the reservoir as recommended by the factory techs to prevent popping & creaking of the jacks during ambient temperature changes. DO NOT add fluid without ALL slides & ALL jacks retracted or you'll have one heck of a mess when you do retract.
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Bedroom slides on an FL36 are at the back of the 5th-wheel and are pneumatic.
We have yet to experience that problem, probably only a matter of time.
Ooooops, my error, thank you for that correction!!!
They are clearly hydraulic.
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I would also check the control valves on the wall next to the hydraulic pump and make sure it's completely closed ( the ones you have to manually open & close when using the drill method to operate the pump).
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When we had our 13 36FL we had the same problem the first year we had it on our way to the first Redwood rally actually. Took it back to factory with a couple other small items that needed attention and they too couldn't find any thing. But did give us a lesson on it. They told us that the slides button needs to be held for 5 seconds after it has been fully extended or retracted. Never had a problem after that. Instinct tells you to let off the button after it hits the wall. They also said to do this for retracting the landing gear. Never had a problem after that. As for your front slides tht are electric these also should be held for 5 seconds as it let's the electric motors sync so your slide moves evenly.
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