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Does any one know how to make the gas shocks assists on top of the gas shocks on the bay doors under the front slide work. ??
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i'm not sure i understand the question?
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M380 experts Johnny Anderson or John Martin told me that these are air cylinders were intended to automatically limit the open bay door height so the doors would clear the slide out. Seems there was some type of problem with the design or operation of the the system so it was disabled during one of the "campaigns". I believe both are now with Parliament in Florida. A call to them could get you the first hand story.
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Dan do yours work?
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Mine work Markā€¦limits the door from opening all the way when slide is open. With slide closed they open another six inches give or take.

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Mark, I believe mine are disabled. However I never tried testing them to confirm.
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When I had my M380 a year ago they worked. I never heard of these not being a problem. They are also designed to not allow the slide to go out or in if the door is open below it.
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Does any one know how to make the gas shocks assists on top of the gas shocks on the bay doors under the front slide work. ??
I believe the very bottom solenoid in the slide out air control box is the one that controls the air cylinders on the cargo bay doors. See if the wire is attached to it. This would be the easiest place to disable the cargo bay cylinders. You could even attach a switch to it. Or hook power to it to make sure the solenoid is not stuck or bad.

If that is hooked up, that wire should be going to a relay. When the slide is all the way in the slide should tell the relay to turn on. The in and out sensors on the slide shouldn't be a part of the problem because then the slide wouldn't be working right. So I would look for a blown fuse, then maybe try to find the relay.


There is a mercury switch on the bay doors to tell the slide not to work when they are up. So thats separate from the bay door cylinders. I have disabled that a few times while working on the slide by simply looseing the screw, sliding the mercury switch out and just letting it hang down.
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