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Posted: 03/16/20 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just went to check on my 5th wheel today and noticed that the bedroom slide was extended out about a foot or better. This also happened last year but only extended a couple of inches on that occasion. Any one got an idea why this is happening?

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Posted: 03/16/20 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it is a hydraulic slide, the retract solenoid is bleeding off pressure and needs to be replaced.


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lryrob9301 wrote:

If it is a hydraulic slide, the retract solenoid is bleeding off pressure and needs to be replaced.


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Thanks for the quick replies,I think its a hydraulic slide,its a Forest River Cardinal 5th wheel. I assume that the soleniod would be under the bed with the slide mechanism so will get a look at it soon. I imagine that there will be some evidence of fluid leakage, is that correct?

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Posted: 03/19/20 12:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Internal leak loses pressure
No external signs of fluid
Solenoid valve will be on manifold at the pump
That drives the slide that maybe under the slide or might not


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Posted: 03/19/20 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There could be fluid visible if a fitting on the pressure side is leaking. Granted it is as likely it's an internal leak. Best check under the bed, where the hydraulic cylinder is located, too.


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It could very well be you hydraulic ram is defective. You may have a leak of pressure in the hose or connection under the bed. If the ram is bad it may be losing pressure inside the ram. How old is the 5th wheel?

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The 5TH wheel is 14 yrs old so its getting up there but it is in very good condition.I have had it since it was new so I know its been looked after, this is actually the first time I have had a problem other than replacing the TV and Stereo which were low quality items anyway. Just replaced tires, battery and propane tanks last fall.

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Posted: 04/10/20 04:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is 15 years old and I had the same problem with the bed slide. In my case the ram needed to be rebuilt for the bedroom and living room slide. If you had a bad leak from a hose this could be the problem. I was able to remove both rams and had a local person rebuild for me, then I reinstalled.

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