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RE: Slide Out Making Banging Sound

bobbyg123, your problem sounds more like a lubrication issue. Both campers I've owned squeeled terribly. I had the dealer lube the rails that weren't exposed and that problem went away. I learned after the first camper to have the dealer do that before I took it off their lot. laknox, It could be clutch related. That rapid click when fully extended or retracted doesn't happen on that slide anymore. Gjac, your thoughts make sense too. Hopefully it's not a big deal and not too costly. As luck would have it, the camper is out of warranty by 5 months. I'll know next week when it gets looked at. I'll post to this thread to report what I learn.
RobWNY 09/16/19 04:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Out Making Banging Sound

I didn't see any left over junk but I do have a nice stiff neck from lifting and holding my head in a position where I could see the rails and gears and motor. My wife finally said to me "let someone 30 years younger than you fix it". So that's what I hope to have happen.
RobWNY 09/15/19 05:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Out Making Banging Sound

Unfortunately I couldn't locate where my problem is with the slide out without tearing out the whole section of coroplast. I'm just not as limber as I used to be, even with a mechanics creeper/crawler. I decided to have an RV shop find and fix the issue. I couldn't get an appointment before Sept. 24th so until then, I'm SOL.
RobWNY 09/14/19 09:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV GPS Units / GPS Apps that ACTUALLY WORK???

Ditto what the others have suggested. Think of a GPS as just one tool in the toolbox. I use three tools to plan my route. My Garmin 760, RV Trip Wizard and Google Maps. I plan very thoroughly before I head out. Even then, I'm not 100% sure I won't run into a low bridge once I'm on secondary roads. It's very important to watch for the low clearance signs. I almost took the top off my 5th wheel this summer when I didn't take my own advice and only used Google maps on my phone. Fortunately, I was able to get stopped and took an alternative route but I got close enough to make my heart pound!
RobWNY 09/11/19 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quit RVing

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to you. I can only hope to have the longevity you have had!
RobWNY 09/11/19 07:58pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Slide Out Making Banging Sound

Jerry, Yes. The slide out just started making the banging and still opens and closes evenly. I couldn't see the drive gear but I can open up more of the coroplast and get a better look. I'll have to wait a couple of days though. Rain is heading in for the next 24 hours or so.
RobWNY 09/11/19 05:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide Out Making Banging Sound

It's a Rack and Pinion slide out in a Forest River Hemisphere 5th Wheel. I don't know who actually manufactures the slide out.
RobWNY 09/11/19 03:28pm Fifth-Wheels
Slide Out Making Banging Sound

When I extend or retract one of my slide outs, it makes several banging noises that are coming from the underside of the RV. This happens every couple of seconds. I opened up the coroplast and saw nothing out of the ordinary. I also lubed the rails real good while I had the underbelly opened up but it made no difference. What else should I be looking for?
RobWNY 09/11/19 02:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: changed out MORyde steps

I didn't know that glow steps can be store inside or you just modify them. buc, Torklift has developed steps that fold inside the door called the Torklift Glowstep Revolution Uprising. For the OP they work great. For my application they didn't.
RobWNY 09/10/19 10:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: changed out MORyde steps

I attempted to put the GLoStep Revolution on my 5th wheel, replacing the Lippert Solid Steps. I agree they are very nice steps but I couldn't get my screen door closed with the steps in for transport. The bottom door hinge was positioned exactly where the step area is that rests on the aluminum door frame. Since the screen door wouldn't close, the main door wouldn't close either.
RobWNY 09/09/19 03:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: How come?

Are you a smoker? ... Been off them for about 6 months now. The last chest cold made me ditch them. I was really tired of the 50 bucks a week habit too. I hear you! It's been 2.5 years for me. Keep it going! You'll notice your health returning more and more.
RobWNY 09/09/19 12:16pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How come?

Are you a smoker? When I smoked, I would catch every cold, upper respiratory virus and sinus infection that was out there. I swear if I saw someone on television that was sick, I would catch it! I was sick during every camping trip, every holiday and whenever I had something planned that was important to me. Now as a former smoker, I'm amazed at how I rarely get sick anymore and when I do, it's much milder and I get better so much faster. I'm not one of those former smokers that preach about quitting but your post reminded me that I used to be just like you.
RobWNY 09/09/19 07:13am RV Lifestyle
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

... When I got home, checking the breakers should have been the first thing I did but assuming it was the element, I emptied the water tank, removed the element, did an ohms test on it and it was fine. Then I removed the switch and did the same test. That tested ok as well. So with the element out and just bare connections, I tested voltage and had no power. That's when I checked the breakers and discovered they were off. I gave no thought whether they were just off or had tripped. When I turned on the water heater breaker, everything tested ok but it got me to wondering why they were off in the first place, ... When working on any electrical device, the very first step is to de-energize it at the source and test for power with a tester. You were lucky the circuit breaker was already off as you risked electrocution.:E No I didn't risk electrocution. I had disconnected the battery and the camper wasn't hooked up to shore power when removing the element. Shore power was hooked up only to check for voltage and then turned off again. How would you check voltage with no power? You obviously are offering your thoughts without having read everything I've written and explained or you didn't understand what I wrote.
RobWNY 09/08/19 06:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

You have lost a phase (one leg) of you service. Unlike homes, most RVs have split panels. Power comes into your 2 pole 50amp breaker and 1 pole feeds to the left and 1 pole to the right. The reason you have a A/C breaker on each side is, the AC is 220 and needs 120 from each side of the panel. Check the power at your ped to make sure you rv is getting 220 and if it is. Replace the 2p/50amp breaker. Of course, please disconnect from the ped, before replacing the main. You can purchase a replacemt breaker at Lowe's or HD. Ziggy, I'm at home and only have an extension cord providing 20A of power using a 20A-50A dogbone. That is likely why I'm only on one leg.
RobWNY 09/08/19 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

Your's in the picture are just not clear, mine looks like it was written by a Dr. ?? I'm surprised they don't have printed out computer labels or something similar. It costs them nothing to have legible labels.
RobWNY 09/07/19 07:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

DrewE you are right. I used the battery disconnect while I was testing breakers so I was only working with AC. I didn't want to risk getting confused. Your assessment makes perfect sense now regarding the unlabeled breaker. I re-labeled all the breakers to be 1-13 and printed out what each breaker is for. I'm still not sure why the breaker labeled "washer" is actually for the "Entertainment Center" receptacles and the breaker labeled "Gen 2" is actually for the Washer area receptacle and the 2nd AC breaker does nothing other than to make the one AC unit I have make a "Click" and then nothing else happens (I have no idea why that is). I'm glad I'm getting closer to understanding everything though because if I needed to do some work and turned off a breaker I thought the factory labeled correctly and then found out what I was working on was still "Hot" that wouldn't be a good thing! Maybe a lesson in all this is to not believe what the RV factory writes down is necessarily correct and always test for power even after turning off the breaker so we know without a doubt it's safe to begin working.
RobWNY 09/07/19 05:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

I checked all of the breakers and learned what they are for. I have to re-label a couple of them. You would think Forest River would at the very least have the breakers labeled properly! Left Side 15A Breaker labeled "GEN" = Living area Ceiling Fan, Two Living area receptacles and Bedroom Receptacles 15A Breaker labeled Reefer = Refrigerator 15A Breaker labeled Micro = Microwave 15A Breaker labeled GFI = Rec. near sink, Rec. in Bathroom, Rec. outside 15A Breaker labeled Washer = Entertainment Center Receptacles 20A Breaker labeled AC = Living Area Air conditioner (must also have far right unlabeled breaker on for thermostat power) Main Main Right Side 15A Breaker Labeled Gen 2 = Designated Washing Machine area Rec. 20A Breaker labeled AC = Causes single click noise from living area air conditioner but nothing else. 15A Breaker labeled W/H = Water Heater 15A Breaker labeled Fire = Fire Place electric heater 15A Unlabeled breaker = All ceiling LED puck lights throughout RV, Stove hood light and fan, Stereo, Living area ceiling vent fan, Bathroom ceiling vent fan, AC/Furnace thermostat, RV Command Center
RobWNY 09/07/19 03:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

westernrvparkowner, I agree that it would be strange for all the breakers to trip at the same time. I can't answer your question though other than to say that I know the electric element worked prior to my last camping trip. When we arrived at the campground and I hooked up power, it didn't. Initially, I assumed the element was bad and I used Propane over the weekend and didn't do any troubleshooting. When I got home, checking the breakers should have been the first thing I did but assuming it was the element, I emptied the water tank, removed the element, did an ohms test on it and it was fine. Then I removed the switch and did the same test. That tested ok as well. So with the element out and just bare connections, I tested voltage and had no power. That's when I checked the breakers and discovered they were off. I gave no thought whether they were just off or had tripped. When I turned on the water heater breaker, everything tested ok but it got me to wondering why they were off in the first place, what the labels said and why there were two AC breakers when I only have one AC unit, and why one breaker has no label at all. I assume there's a breaker for a washing machine wired up in case I add one at some point in the future. DutchmenSport, I'm going to do what you suggest later today. I want to know what that unlabeled breaker is for at the very least and if the AC works with one breaker on and the other one off (like one is for the installed AC unit and the other is wired in case I add a second unit).
RobWNY 09/07/19 11:49am Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

wa8yxm, I will do that and I think I will do that to all the breakers just for peace of mind. DrewE, that makes sense. I never thought that they might mean "General Purpose" circuits.
RobWNY 09/06/19 02:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Breaker Panel Help Please

swphoyobug, yes I called Forest River who told me that unless I knew who built my 5th wheel or who wrote those labels they couldn't help me. 2oldman, the bigger picture isn't much bigger but it can be zoomed in on. I can't take any larger of a photo. I was literally 6 inches from the panel with my camera. joebedford, Thank you. I knew the heater needed 12v power to spark the propane when using it that way. I just couldn't make out the writing. The Water Heater worked fine before this past weekend. I'm thinking the breakers tripped. I'm at a loss why. When I plug in to the pedestal, I always make sure the breakers are off and turn those on last after all connections have been made. I thought about Gen and Gen D too but I don't have a Generator. BB_TX, Yes, the Water Heater connections give me 120V when the breaker is on and the switch is on. I emptied the tank and took out the heating element so I could test Ohms and Volts and determined no other problem exists. houstonstroker, I'm back home and don't have a 50A connection to see if there's an issue with one of the leads. I just have a 20A plug with a dog bone so I can't turn on a bunch of stuff to test.
RobWNY 09/06/19 02:09pm Tech Issues
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