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Old 08-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Manual slideout operation power gear motor

Anyone ever had to crank in the driver side slideout.

I bought a heavy duty 1/2" drive ratchet and a 3/4 " socket. This is for future use. The Boy Scouts taught me to be prepared. I got under there and was surprised to find clearance of about 2- 21/4". Needless to say my new tools won't make that clearance. So I'd be interested to know what someone else used. My 3/8" drive fits but its like a toy and don't think it would hold up to the pressure needed to crank in the room.


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Cliff, if it will fit, a ratcheting box end wrench should work.
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Cliff, if it will fit, a ratcheting box end wrench should work.
Thats what I was going to go out and buy. All I need to do is some wrist exercises.
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I have square tubes on mine so I have a large adjustable wrench. But it will take me longer..
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I have square tubes on mine so I have a large adjustable wrench. But it will take me longer..
Mine has the motor in the middle with square tubes on each end. On the rear tube end is a 3/4 " fitting for cranking.
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AAAaaaa, remember to flip the brake lever back to the lock position....

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I used my...er.. Pride (Backside) When the slide bolts sheared the brake on the motor was not a problem.. I basically PUSHED the thing in.. OF course I'm over six feet and over 300 pounds, not everybody could do that.. MOved it out the same way to replace the bolts later.

You will need a right angle drive to do the job with a wrench.. Personally.. I'd use the big bad wrench with that right angle drive. (The one that removes tires) But not everyone has one of those.
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I used my...er.. Pride (Backside) When the slide bolts sheared the brake on the motor was not a problem.. I basically PUSHED the thing in.. OF course I'm over six feet and over 300 pounds, not everybody could do that.. MOved it out the same way to replace the bolts later.

You will need a right angle drive to do the job with a wrench.. Personally.. I'd use the big bad wrench with that right angle drive. (The one that removes tires) But not everyone has one of those.
The clearance is 1 7/8" to get a wrench in. Don't think a right angle will fit. Also its a 17' slide with a sofa, dinette and refer. Think it would take more than one of you to move it. And I forgot, it lifts up first and then slides in. Thanks for trying.
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Took your advice. Thanks. Sure hope I never need to use it.
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Sounds like my slide.. I do admit to being two people (300 pounds, standard person is 150) The "Life" is really a rocking motion, the bottom comes in a bit before the top, thus causing it to APPEAR to lift. So this is not as big a deal as you think it is.
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