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Old 10-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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Kitchen Slide Creeping out. Any ideas?

We're new to the forum having just traded in our Cedar Creek for a new-to-us 2008 Designer. Been browsing the posts, and this sure seems like a good group.

So... here's my situation. We took the rig out this past weekend for a quick shakedown. Everything operated as expected (and a few things better than expected), except for the kitchen slide which creeps out a few inches on the bottom when heading down the road. Noticed it on the way out, but thought I may have simply not drawn it completely in. When we left the CG this time, I made certain it was in and flush to the side of the trailer. Within 30 miles, it had creeped out 2 or 3 inches. Any ideas on why this is happening and what can be done to fix it? The old CC had hydraulic slides, while these are electric. So consider me a newbie on that count.

Any ideas or suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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I''m not an expert on these by a long shot, but I believe the electrics have a brake on the motor, which has to be manually released when the slide is moved in or out by hand. It's possible that the brake on yours is not engaging properly, and letting the slide creep out. Suggest you contact Jayco with your serial number, and ask them the proper procedure for getting the brake to engage.
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Old 10-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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I''m not an expert on these by a long shot, but I believe the electrics have a brake on the motor, which has to be manually released when the slide is moved in or out by hand. It's possible that the brake on yours is not engaging properly, and letting the slide creep out. Suggest you contact Jayco with your serial number, and ask them the proper procedure for getting the brake to engage.
Thanks, Tinlizzie. Based on some things I found on the web, I'm thinking that it is likely the brake. I did see in the manual where it gives the procedure for disengaging when operating the slide manually. Didn't think much of it in this case, though, as I wasn't running it in in manual mode. I will look again, though, and call Jayco tomorrow as well. Again, thanks...
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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I wonder if something like a slide lock would help you out. Our new Eagle came with one for the small slide.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...slide-lock.htm

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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I wonder if something like a slide lock would help you out. Our new Eagle came with one for the small slide.

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/r...slide-lock.htm

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X2 my old flagstaff used one. Dealer said dont tow without it. No mention of it with my jayco though. Hope you find the problem.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Just a follow-up. Took the rig into the shop and sure enough, it was the brake that attaches to the slide motor. Replacement on the way from Jayco. Not expected to set me back more than $100 or so, but don't know the final tally at this time. Asked if a slide lock was recommended, and was told that one was not required unless you were a 'belt-and-suspenders' type of person who would want it for peace of mind.

Thanks, all, for the advice. I do appreciate it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:30 AM   #7
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...and here's another follow up. Turns out that the replacement was not provided by Jayco after all, and on top of that, you can't purchase the brake without purchasing the motor as well. So, I'm now the proud owner of a new motor and brake at a cost somewhere north of $500 not including labor. I'm keeping the old motor around in case I should have another fail at some point in the future. The good news? No more slide creep!
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