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Old 08-05-2014, 07:58 AM   #1
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What If Slide Out Won't Work

I've wondered what I would do if I could not get my slide outs to work when I arrived at a campsite or when I am getting ready to leave a campsite. Anyone have some thoughts or experience with this?

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:13 AM   #2
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Most (if not all) have a manual crank system available for just such an occasion.

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Old 08-05-2014, 08:21 AM   #3
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Most (if not all) have a manual crank system available for just such an occasion.
X2. If the procedure isn't covered in your owners manual , you need to investigate the actual slide manufacturers information , Lippert & Power Gear are common , and get to know what , you would have to do in that situation.

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1/2 inch breaker bar will be necessary along with the correct socket to do this job. I've seen it done once and it was slow and arduous. It took about 45 mins to get the slide in.
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If it is a power gear slide, don't know about Lippert, there is a lock on the slide motor move it which ever way it will move to unlock the gear. Most, if not all, power gear slides have a hex head on one end of the motor. Every one I have seen uses a 3/4 inch wrench or if you have room you can use a ratchet and socket. It does take some time to move them either in or out. After you have moved the slide make sure you move the locking mechanism back to where it was when you started.

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I believe moving it manually as described above can only be done to bring the slide back in and it cannot be cranked out. That is how it was described to me when I needed to get one done.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #7
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The slide can move in and out using the crank as described above. I had a slide get off its track and would only open from one end and not the other. Luckily I was 15 hours drivr from home and simply went back home a day earlier. My RV is a Keystone Alpine 39.5' long. It certainly was a trip breaker. Got home at midnight.

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