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Technical Support / Re: Manually close slides
« Last post by Joel Ashley on Today at 04:32:23 AM »
Did you get to watch the Bison Roundup?
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Technical Support / Re: Manually close slides
« Last post by Joel Ashley on Today at 02:30:43 AM »
I don’t know if the guy is still there, but when we were at Beaver Lake RV just out of Custer to the west a few years ago, the owner/manager, a tall slim fellow named Max, was super helpful when our awning wouldn’t operate so we could exit a spot reserved later that day by someone else.  He helped get the unit in, found us another spot in spite of being pretty booked up, then took me to his shop and spent hours helping engineer temporary repairs.  He’s one of those seemingly “ornery” (but actually friendly) old-line mechanical types that can fix anything and will be your best buddy once you understand each other and he knows your not totally incompetent.

If you’re lucky enough to be in that park, and he’s still there, I’d ask his help.  I know this is long-shot but I had to put it out there, just in case.

Joel
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Technical Support / Re: Manually close slides
« Last post by Mark Bodenhamer on September 26, 2020, 10:47:16 PM »
I truly appreciate all the input.  I've got the owners manual and it's really not doing much good (check out the pix). I'm going to have to wait till Monday and see if BCS can be of any assistance.

I've called them all, most have the VM full and are not taking any new work. 
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Technical Support / Re: Manually close slides
« Last post by Joel Ashley on September 26, 2020, 10:10:48 PM »
I can’t personally vouch for this outfit, but suspect that they are as close as any: 

https://www.b2byellowpages.com/company-information/103759242-jims-mobile-rv-trailer-service.html

This one’s closer, but apparently taking a sabbatical:  https://philsrv.com/


This page from my manual may be helpful.

Joel
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Technical Support / Re: Manually close slides
« Last post by Mike Shumack on September 26, 2020, 09:43:08 PM »
Don't you have a separate system for the Room Slides?  My Coach (2005) uses the RVA for the leveling jacks, and the HWH system for the Slides.

On both systems (RVA and HWH) there is a relief valve on the solenoids that you open, then you (and everyone at the campsite) manually push in the Slides.

Here is a photo of the relief valve for the HWH system:

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Technical Support / Manually close slides
« Last post by Mark Bodenhamer on September 26, 2020, 09:20:17 PM »
RVA hydraulic system is not working right now (fried).  Manually retracted the leveling jacks.  How do I get the slides in so I can take this thing to a shop? Oh yeah, we're in Custer SD and there are NO mobile service people available to help.  We're on our own.
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Technical Support / Re: HELP- RVA system wont stop running
« Last post by Mark Bodenhamer on September 26, 2020, 09:11:04 PM »
Got the jacks up.  Now the slides are stuck open.  Starting a new thread.
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Technical Support / Re: HELP- RVA system wont stop running
« Last post by Larry Fritz on September 26, 2020, 03:37:45 AM »
Mark..........I had the identical thing happen to my 98 Patriot back in the early 2000's. To long to discuss here so if you like you can call me at (408) 515-5957.  I will fill you in on the details. I never did write it up for the tech forum. It is not a straightforward logical fix. I hope I can help you.

Larry Fritz
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Technical Support / Re: RVA system wont stop running
« Last post by Mark Bodenhamer on September 26, 2020, 03:14:55 AM »
Thanks, Steve.  Just figured out how to manually raise the jacks.  I really hope it works, we'll find out tomorrow when we have daylight. 

The reservoir has fluid.  Pretty much narrowed it down to the pump motor.  The pump was running with the RVA switch bank powered off and the key out of the ignition.  The smoking really freaked me out.   
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Technical Support / Re: Dim Headlight relay fix
« Last post by Bill Sprague on September 26, 2020, 02:57:52 AM »
Carl, where can we locate the video for the dim headlight relay?

Todd,

The video with Roy Mueller has always been on YouTube.  It is in two parts because there used to be a 8 minute limit.  A few more views and it will be at 11,000, which is hard to believe. 

Fun (for me) story was being at a reputable RV repair shop.  A Beaver friend was excited that his headlights were made brighter.  I asked to see what they did.  He showed me his new relays.   Apparently one of the techs had watched the video because the new parts were in exactly the same place Roy put them.   
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