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Posted: 08/24/20 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one slide that seems to operate slower than it used to. New battery fully charged, disconnected and cleaned all electrical connections at the circuit breakers on the tongue, cleaned and conditioned the rubber gaskets. Not sure what else I should look for on this. Ideas?

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I try to give my super slide all the advantage I can, by using NuFinish on the sides of slide, windows and all, to keep it slick for the wipers. I too clean/condition the rubber wipers, and when conditioner dries, I add a little baby powder to the wipers. I always leave the door open when operating a large slide, as it seems to help.

Your slide circuit breaker may be getting weak over time, and wouldn't cost much to replace it.

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When's the last time you lubed the drive gears/ mechanism.


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MFL wrote:

I try to give my super slide all the advantage I can, by using NuFinish on the sides of slide, windows and all, to keep it slick for the wipers. I too clean/condition the rubber wipers, and when conditioner dries, I add a little baby powder to the wipers. I always leave the door open when operating a large slide, as it seems to help.

Your slide circuit breaker may be getting weak over time, and wouldn't cost much to replace it.

Jerry


I do these steps as well... I found that they help the slides in operating over time. I have used BOTH baby powder on an old sock, and pledge furniture polish.. Both work well.

I treat all wipers, and a good coat of wax on the side walls . there is a noticeable difference


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Well I have not waxed the side walls as yet. The baby powder or talc seems to make some sense also. Replacing both circuit breakers will be the last thing I do. Will the circuit breakers show a lower voltage from one side to the other? I did not check that so I suppose I can do that also. They are only 4 years old.


I did not say the slide was gear driven but yes, it is a gear driven slide. The other 2 slides are cable driven and seem to work fine so that leads me to believe it's drag related. Waxing will commence shortly.

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ken56 wrote:

Well I have not waxed the side walls as yet. The baby powder or talc seems to make some sense also. Replacing both circuit breakers will be the last thing I do. Will the circuit breakers show a lower voltage from one side to the other? I did not check that so I suppose I can do that also. They are only 4 years old.


I did not say the slide was gear driven but yes, it is a gear driven slide. The other 2 slides are cable driven and seem to work fine so that leads me to believe it's drag related. Waxing will commence shortly.


Don'forget to get the inside wipers as well....

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Are you expecting all 3 slides to move at the same rate? Different type slides operate at different speeds. Changing a 12 volt Circuit Breaker will have no affect on the voltage or speed. It may be just a simple, motor is getting older are is moving slower. Are you operating with the Shore 120 power connected? Doug

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