Our 2006 FDTS was also not supplied with the "Emergency Retraction Rods" for the dining room slide. It didn't take us too long to realize that we'd be in a world of hurt should the hydraulic system on this slide fail. We purchased the required rods from HWH and were advised that they didn't have any ideas as to how WRV would actually adapt them to their coaches. HWH, of course, has their own procedures, but they are not coach specific.
At that time no one here on the "Forum" seemed to have any more information or ideas than HWH regarding what WRV really wanted the owners to do with the rods; even if they were fortunate enough to have them supplied with their coach. I sent several e-mails to Mark Harrah, when he was still working for us, and finally got a reply that stated there were supposed to be two threaded access ports along the wall-to-floor area directly beneath the extreme ends of the slide for the small 3/8" or 5/16" coarse thread hardware store bolts to do the lifting of the slide. At that point the large/long threaded rods could be used to retract the slide. All this sounds just great, but apparently, WRV in their infinite wisdom, neglected to make provisions for the two lifting bolts. Perhaps we all should be prepared with hefty ropes, cables, bottle jacks, and oh yes, a picnic table or two, if available; should we encounter problems with the dining room slide.
2006 Alpine 36' FDTS