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Old 08-25-2018, 11:30 PM   #21
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Do you find that you have a problem deploying the slides if you don't start the generator first? I don't believe I have ever deployed the slide except with strictly battery power. But of course I only have one slide and it's not very deep.
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I think the idea behind either having the generator operating, or even on shore power, when operating the slide mechanism, is just to have some additional incoming charge to the batteries while they are under load... but realistically, since the slide system operates on 12v from the battery, having generator power on while doing it is overkill, or unrequired, especially if you’re ONLY doing it for that purpose, unless your house batteries happen to be fairly low - but even then, your slides will probably still work fine, anyway.

Most factories default to the ‘best case scenario’ in telling you how to operate all things RV related, but it doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY way.
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Bob,
Do you find that you have a problem deploying the slides if you don't start the generator first? I don't believe I have ever deployed the slide except with strictly battery power. But of course I only have one slide and it's not very deep.
I guess that since I figured it must take a lot of power to move the slide: running the generator just seemed like a good idea.
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