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Old 05-30-2020, 03:09 PM   #1
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Bed room slide opened during storage

Looking for a little advice. I have a 2011 3150RL that I purchased in December. I haven't been able to use it this year and put it in covered storage about 3 months ago. I took the battery out at that time. Went to check on it today and found the bedroom slide extended about a foot out. Planning on putting the battery back in tomorrow and closing the slide. Any idea why the slide would open on its own and what I should do about it? Now i'm worried about taking it on the road in about 2 weeks and having the slide open during transit. any help would be appreciated. thank you.
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:25 PM   #2
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Looking for a little advice. I have a 2011 3150RL that I purchased in December. I haven't been able to use it this year and put it in covered storage about 3 months ago. I took the battery out at that time. Went to check on it today and found the bedroom slide extended about a foot out. Planning on putting the battery back in tomorrow and closing the slide. Any idea why the slide would open on its own and what I should do about it? Now i'm worried about taking it on the road in about 2 weeks and having the slide open during transit. any help would be appreciated. thank you.
Is the slide hydraulic or is it cable driven?
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:32 PM   #3
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all slides on this unit are hydraulic.
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Old 05-30-2020, 03:45 PM   #4
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Might be any of the following:


Leaking cylinder seal

Fluid bypassing cylinder piston

Hose from pump is leaking Tighten fitting or replace hose

Air in system After checking all connections, cycle pump several times in and out

Loose mounting bolts
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:00 PM   #5
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Thank you for the quick reply. I'll start trouble shooting tomorrow. Joe,
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Old 05-30-2020, 04:03 PM   #6
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Thank you for the quick reply. I'll start trouble shooting tomorrow. Joe,
I had a leaking shut off valve which cause the slide to slowly move where it was stored. Pretty easy fix as one of the orings had failed.
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:53 PM   #7
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thanks for the quick reply. Where was the shut-off value located? I'm assuming it is near the HYD fluid tank. joe,
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thanks for the quick reply. Where was the shut-off value located? I'm assuming it is near the HYD fluid tank. joe,
My 2011 3750fl has a small plastic access door on the drivers side that has the factory switches for lowering the front landing gear and the rear stabilizers along with three on off valves for my hydraulic slides.
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Old 05-30-2020, 07:02 PM   #9
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Thank you. Mine has that access door also, I'll check behind it for any leaks.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:29 PM   #10
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You'll find numerous posts on your issue no matter what the fix ends up being. Just go to the search function and type in "slide creep". Here's just one example ... https://www.montanaowners.com/forums...Slide+creeping
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:22 PM   #11
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Thank you. I"ll start searching for additional info. joe.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:01 AM   #12
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Had a similar incident 3 years ago, first time in 11 years of ownership. Taking 5'er out of storage and bedroom slide had extended about 4 inches. After hooking up the battery it retracted fine. Took it home cycled it a few times, a recommendation I got off this forum, and have not had the issue since. The first few trips after that I was constantly checking my mirrors for slide creep. Now it is just a faint memory. Hope you are as lucky.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:40 AM   #13
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My 2006 has the "drifting" bedroom slide out. I keep both batteries installed so I bring it in and life is good. On the road, I watch to see if it happens--so far NO. I have followed the recommendations given by other Monty Owners.
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Old 05-31-2020, 11:02 AM   #14
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I had a slide creep out while driving. About 1 inch in 200 miles. Was on the way to the fall rally in goshen and since the trailer was new, Lippert took it in and just replaced the 2 biggest cylinders. They didn't even test them - they said most of the time it is the big ones. Had a little creep on the way home but dealer just ran it in and out about 10 times (got air out) and no problems in last 6 years.
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Old 06-03-2020, 02:49 PM   #15
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Bedroom slide creeping

We have a 2011 Montana Mountaineer 285RLD & we have had bedroom creep happen about 3 times in 9 years. It has always happened when sitting in storage for an extended period of time. It comes out about 8" & I hit the button & retract it, no problem. Since it happens so seldom, I cut a piece of 2 x 4 so it fit tight, laid it on top of the bedroom slide. That will stop the slide from coming out. Just don't forget to remove it before putting the room out. RSW
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The same thing happens with mine, only during storage. When traveling everything is fine. Tech said probably bad seal.
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:47 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the input and advice. I re-installed the batteries and pulled the slide in. It appears the HYD fluid is a little low (only about 3/4 full when all slides are in) so I've obtain some approved replacement fluid (based on a previous post). Haven't found any leaks. Will be taking a 200 mile trip in about two weeks and we'll see what happens. Plan to make a brace for the inside if it opens again during travel. Again, I really appreciate everyone's help. joe
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Old 06-03-2020, 11:27 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input and advice. I re-installed the batteries and pulled the slide in. It appears the HYD fluid is a little low (only about 3/4 full when all slides are in) so I've obtain some approved replacement fluid (based on a previous post). Haven't found any leaks. Will be taking a 200 mile trip in about two weeks and we'll see what happens. Plan to make a brace for the inside if it opens again during travel. Again, I really appreciate everyone's help. joe
Hope you had the landing jacks (or leveling jacks) retracked when you filled HYD fluid tank. Supposed to be retracted before adding fluid.
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:56 AM   #19
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Thank you for the reply, Unfortunately, ours does not have the HYD landing gear or leveling system. Our next one will. Joe
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:02 PM   #20
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We had our bedroom slide do the same thing, even while driving down the road. Keystone have a name for it, "creep". It was caused by the cylinders leaking internally. They had problems with those cylinders. Lucky for us the unit was under warranty.
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