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Old 01-01-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Slide limit stop

How do you know when your slide is all the way out and totally in? We had an Rpod that made a ratchet noise when you reached the limit (in and out). Not so with my Jay Feather. I blew the inline slide fuse today when I retracted the slid too much.

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Old 01-01-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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Stop pressing the fuse, just before the fuse blows. You can hear the motor start to strain!
Sounds weird but the sound is what will tell you when to stop.

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Old 01-01-2016, 05:01 PM   #3
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Our JayFlight makes the ratchet noise at the limit when the slide is going in or out.
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:01 PM   #4
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Mine kinda clicks and groans when it gets all the way out. Same when it gets all the way in.
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:02 PM   #5
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Ours makes a ratcheting sound when it reaches the end of the travel in both directions. I was told by the dealer that is what it should do. If the battery is a bit low sometimes I don't here the ratcheting sound and just release the button when the slide stops moving.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #6
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When on shore power we always get the ratcheting at full in and out. On battery I will get the noise if the batt is fully charged, if the batt is down a bit the slide will just stop. I think the ratcheting is a clutch mechanism.
If you don't get the ratcheting watch and listen to the slide. I can hear when it approaches the end of travel, the motor will load up an give a straining sound. I also watch the slide, if it stops moving or the motor strains I release the switch.
This said, I think many of our slides are marginal in terms of the available power to make them move which may translate to more blown fuses.

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Old 01-03-2016, 06:47 PM   #7
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I get the ratchet sound too.

Other than audible sound, I watch the slide room. When going out, I know how much carpet to expect to see beyond the edge of the room.

When coming in, the edge of the side floor lifts up a bit (the gap between the TT floor and the slide room floor increases slightly).

I have never blown a fuse during the open/closing when the ratcheting occurs.

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