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RE: Slide out won't close all the way

Where would this check valve be located? Yes system is full of fluid. I have even cycled slides in and out numerous times to ensure no air in system.
todd j 06/29/21 01:35pm Fifth-Wheels
Slide out won't close all the way

Earlier this year I had a problem with the front slide on my 5th wheeler. It is a 2009 Sierra by Forest River 335QBQ. The bedroom slide on the 5th wheeler end would close and after time drift open. Now it won't close or open all the way.It's about 2-3" from opening all the way and 1 1/2" to 2" from closing completely. The only thing that moves this slide is a hydraulic cylinder. The nots on the ram are tight and there is no way they have moved causing this issue. My thoughts is it HAS to be the cylinder leaking internally. There is no leak external. This model does not allow you to move each slide indepentent of each other. As one extends all the way the others start to move. Does this sound like a cylinder issue? The other slides work fine. Thanks for your replies
todd j 06/29/21 12:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out drifts open

Hyd slide out creeping out when closed is caused by 1. Air in system. Cycle slides in and out 3 to 5 times to purge air 2. Internal or external leak on slide actuator 3. Hydac solenoid valve .. only one for hyd slides nit fully closed in manual override mode CW) or sticking valve DO NOT use a bar or anything else to keep hyd slides closed .. 2000 psi is used to keep slides closed or open and if leak is internal on actuator your can tear up your slide by locking in place Thanks for your reply. I'll try purging air out this weekend. I know it's not an external leak on cylinder because no sign of fluid anywhere. Could be an internal leak. I'll see what happens after I cycle the slides in and out a few times.
todd j 01/06/21 02:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out drifts open

Where is the check valve? In the pump?
todd j 01/05/21 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out drifts open

Sounds like a hydraulic check valve is letting fluid seep by and allowing the slide to extend. The quick fix is to get a pair of these locking poles to keep the slide closed. Our last Terry came from the factory with these poles to take the pressure off the mechanism keeping the slide closed when going down the road. Just have to remember to remove them prior to opening the slide. Are you saying the residual pressure is causing it to move? Seems like the pressure would equalize at some point and movement would stop. I agree locking poles, Pogo sticks or some other type of pole will stop movement. it did not do this when we first bought it. The rear slide (2) is a bunkhouse so there is no way to get back there once slides are pulled in. I've never had any trouble with it moving while traveling.
todd j 01/05/21 03:48pm Fifth-Wheels
Slide out drifts open

I have a 2009 Sierra by Forest River 335QBQ. It has 4 slides. The slide out on the fifth wheel end (bedroom) drifts open while the camper is just sitting there. It is connected to power. The slide outs do not work independent of each other. As one reaches it's final position the next starts to move. It's not like a could block a valve to the affected slide and stop it. Any ideas???? Thanks
todd j 01/05/21 09:58am Fifth-Wheels
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