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Default dumb question - where are the slide controls on an early PT

Dumb question, but after some poking around, I still haven't found the slide controls for the generator tray. This is an 1983 PT - 35. Generator runs, but leaks a bit of oil and I want to make sure I don't run it dry.

Anyone have some good guesses about the location of the slide controls?

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Hi: When it comes to Birds, nothing can be a dumb question.

I believe the switch to open the Kohler 12KW tray is located inside the approx 10"x15" cabinet door that is immediately to your left at the stairwell when entering the coach. This is an air operated ram cylindar system so you'll need to have the air system pressurized as well as the 12vdc electrcial system operable. Also note, before operating the air ram, there is a locking bar assembly located under the tray itself. Kind of scarry to stick your hand under the tray, perhaps a stick or something of a prybar will be better. But if you use the hand method, be sure to wear gloves as it is rather dirty.

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Rich,
Good suggestion, but mine is not there. I have a front door entry, maybe that makes the difference? To my left is the passenger's captain chair, behind is a couch.

In the stairwell, I did find the trap door to fill the hydraulic tank.

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Hi:

Not that I am knowledgable of the various BB coaches floor plans, but a front door entry? Like a school bus? Interesting. Sorry, but I think we're both in the same boat. Mystified?

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Hi:

Not that I am knowledgable of the various BB coaches floor plans, but a front door entry? Like a school bus? Interesting. Sorry, but I think we're both in the same boat. Mystified?

Rich
Well side entry, but front of the coach, just in front of the passenger's seat. Yeah, just about like a school bus.

Thank you. I'm sure we'll figure it out.

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Rich,

His signature says PT, hence the front door entry.....


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Not that I am knowledgable of the various BB coaches floor plans, but a front door entry? Like a school bus? Interesting. Sorry, but I think we're both in the same boat. Mystified?

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Doug

The slide switch on our 82 PT35 is inside the small compartment below drivers position outside. Ours has a generator battery in it, windshield washer fluid jug, couple fuses and the tray switch for the generator.
Front roadside corner compartment,not much storage. The switch on ours looks just like a generator start switch.
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Ed,
you found it!
Great, thanks!

I hope it works
I hadn't looked closely at it before, thinking it was another remote geneartor start button. funny
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Doug,

As was mentioned previously, you will need air pressure to operate the slide. BUT, before you even get that far, make sure the locking mechanism is unlocked under the generator. There is a lever that goes left and right. Make sure it is completely disengaged.

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No air pressure required to move the 83 model generator out- it uses the hydraulic jack motor
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