Another interesting item is for those of us that have the curbside dining room slide that rises and then extends. On coach delivery we all should have found two large threaded rods with nuts welded to one end, along with a couple of smaller bolts; these four items are used for the emergency slide retraction should your HWH system fail. Western's plan was for you to go into the basement area and find two access holes that will receive the two small slide lifting bolts. These lifting access points should have been opened by WRV and should be located near the exterior wall and positioned near where the two interior lifting cylinders are located at each end of the slide. We are then supposed to crank up on these bolts which will raise the entire slide. The two long threaded rods are then inserted into access points within the small interior cabinets at each end of the slide. With two 1/2" ratchets and a helper these rods are cranked, and through the miracle of mechanical science your slide will magically retract.
Well, that's the way it's supposed to work. In my case and, as I understand it, many of our coaches with this particular slide never received the threaded access holes that will allow the lifting of your slide. Without them, you aren't going anywhere. My initial problem was that even though we bought the coach new, these four emergency tools were omitted. That was no problem though, HWH was more than happy to provide them for a fee. I can see where the small lifting bolts are supposed to come through the floor, but after all these years I still haven't opened the necessary access points in the basement. Yeah, I'm waiting for that emergency when stuck somewhere - always planning ahead... That job remains on my "To Do List."
2006 Alpine 36' FDTS