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Old 01-19-2022, 07:42 PM   #1
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2021 AVALANCHE slideouts

We just picked up our new 2021 AVALANCHE 312RS and love it. During the dealership walkthru the salesman tried to retract the 2 hydraulic slideouts only to discover they won't retract with the leveling stabilizers down, the pump just runs. I would think you would want the trailer leveled with the hydraulic stabilizers before extending or retracting the slides. Is this normal?
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Old 01-19-2022, 07:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

If the pump just runs, I would have them retract everything and then check the fluid level in the pump reservoir.
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Old 01-20-2022, 05:35 AM   #3
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Isnít there valves to shut off the slides ? Maybe one is closed?
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Isnít there valves to shut off the slides ? Maybe one is closed?
Those valves shut off all flow so they shouldnít move at all if they were closed.
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Thanks Chuckster, I'll check the hydraulic reservoir tomorrow. I forgot to add that the slides work just fine with the 4 rear stabilizers retracted.
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Old 01-23-2022, 07:25 PM   #6
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AVALANCHE slides

Looks like I have a bad stabilizing cylinder and another leak and we're headed back to the dealer tomorrow. I put 2 quarts of DEXRON III in the reservoir to bring the level up to 4" below the fill port and the stabilizers and slides work great...until I retracted the street side slide and fluid poured down the stabilizer shaft from the lower cylinder seal. I probably caught a quart of fluid in the drain pan I placed under the cylinder. In addition, there is a lot of fluid leaking from the brake wiring access hole in the underbelly panel closest to the bad cylinder.
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Looks like I have a bad stabilizing cylinder and another leak and we're headed back to the dealer tomorrow. I put 2 quarts of DEXRON III in the reservoir to bring the level up to 4" below the fill port and the stabilizers and slides work great...until I retracted the street side slide and fluid poured down the stabilizer shaft from the lower cylinder seal. I probably caught a quart of fluid in the drain pan I placed under the cylinder. In addition, there is a lot of fluid leaking from the brake wiring access hole in the underbelly panel closest to the bad cylinder.
Hopefully itís just loose fittings, the leak in the underbelly is from the slide ram.
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