We are new owners of a 2006 Itasca Horizon It has 4 slides. The drivers side living room slide is about 2 inches from being all the way in, and I can't get it to move either way in or out. Also the lock for that slide just clicks like a solenoid sound not the "screwing" sound the other side lock makes.
I have looked at the manual and something is not very clear to me.
It points out the 13/16" retract bolts with directions. My question here is do I turn the bolts on the same side as the slide I want to retract or the opposite?
Also, is there a manual way to retract the lock, and where is it?
My rig is obviously very different but maybe I can help. If you crawl under the RV and look at the at the back side of the mechanism, you may find the motor and the gear box attached to it. On mine there is a shaft sticking out the back side with a pin through it. I have to turn this shaft to get the slide to move if the motor fails. The gear box has a huge reduction to it so the shaft has to turn a lot to get the slide to move very much but it is very easy to turn.
Scott, Grace and Wesly
2003 Dodge 3500 4x4, 6 speed Cummins (lightly bombed),
2004 Forest River 25RKS many, many mods.
Scott, thanks for the reply. The horizon is all hydraulic. After spending the night with the manual and armed with a 1/4" nut driver and a 13/16" ratchet I got it.
If anyone has the same problem here is the readers digest version. Underneath the slides at the end of the tracks are 13/16' bolts with a thumbscrew underneath. Also under the third entry step you will find the hydraulic pump and 8 solenoid valves. DO NOT mess with the larger valves as they are for the jacks.
On the end of each small valve there is a 1/4" nut. open each one until you hear the pressure release on the jammed slide. At this point your slide may finish retracting on it's own. If not you can remove the thumb screws and turn each of the 13/16" bolts clockwise until the room seals and the bolt stops turning. Don't force it. Close the hydraulic valve, and then turn the bolts counter clockwise until they stop. Again don't force them. Turn the thumb screws back in and you are done.
go to the hwh web site, and scroll down to customer service, locate the service manual section. go to the electric room clamps and download manual ML43213 PDF.this will cover how the clamps work and give a diagnostic procedure. it sounds like the sensor for the travel clamps has failed, or is out of adjustment. you can access them inside the overhead cabinets. this is a place to start.
go to the hwh web site, and scroll down to customer service, locate the service manual section. go to the electric room clamps and download manual ML43213 PDF.this will cover how the clamps work and give a diagnostic procedure. it sounds like the sensor for the travel clamps has failed, or is out of adjustment. you can access them inside the overhead cabinets. this is a place to start. the clamps have to be all the way open or closed to complete a ground, which in turn provides a ground to the control box for the pump motor operation.