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Engine running to bring in Valid Slides
#1
We have Coach 797. Quad Valid slides.
Is it necessary to run engine to bring in slides?
We always retract in travel mode. Seems like shore power or generator would be sufficient to run slide motors. Would like to be less noisy while trying to leave park.
Richard

We also were advised to Rev engine up to 1000 rpm....is that also necessary..
Richard & Marla
2007 Newell
Coach 797
4 slides
45' 8"
Cat 625 ZF transmission 12 speed
F150 Toad
Porsche C4S cabriolet
F350
Acura MDX
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#2
I also have Valid slides. I run the engine, but do not rev the engine. The engine running makes more air so the slide seals deflate faster.

Another reason to run the engine in travel mode.... when you are parked your coach may settle as small leaks deflate air bags. Running the engine in travel mode will level out the coach which means less stress on the bearings, rails, and slide motors.

My coach does not make a lot of noise at idle. Maybe you have a problem in the exhaust?
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2016 1200GS Adventure BMW Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama
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#3
I would suspect that Newell is making that recommendation to maximize the current and voltage available to the slides to avoid overloading the motors, especially on the larger, heavier slides. It would seem that the same amount of voltage/current would be required to bring in a slide as to extend it.

Is it necessary, probably not. Is it a wise idea, I would think so.

As a good steward of your investment, Newell will recommend those procedures which they believe will reduce maintenance and increase longevity in the long run.
Michael Day
1992 Newell 43.5' #281
NewellOwner.com
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#4
Not sure which engine you have, but I am advised to run at fast idle (1000 RPM) anytime you are parked for more than a few minutes.
2001 Newell #579
tow a Honda Odyssey
fun car: 1935 Mercedes 500K replica
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#5
Have the C15 625hp
Richard & Marla
2007 Newell
Coach 797
4 slides
45' 8"
Cat 625 ZF transmission 12 speed
F150 Toad
Porsche C4S cabriolet
F350
Acura MDX
Reply


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