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Old 07-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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slideout won't slide in

we have a 2002 wildwood and the slideout won't slide back in

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Old 07-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by hornethockey View Post
we have a 2002 wildwood and the slideout won't slide back in

Your option, save for a mic-a-nic is the hand crank which all have installed. It's you and a proper sized socket wrench.

That aside, is the motor running, but No Joy? The other one odd off (both my units) had an interlock with the drivers seat. If that wasn't as far forward as could be ... not going to happen. Retraction/extraction that is.

Another problem I've had was not enough power in the 12 volt system. Had to start the engine to provide enough power. Had this happen even though I'd been plugged into shore power (I thought that very odd, but an indication I needed new ones?)


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Old 07-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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If your slide is hydrualic it should have a manual crank lever in the storage compartment.The switch at the control should say manual. Flip it to that and crank it in from the bottom of the slide.t-handle fits rod extending from under slide. If it is electric you will have to find the motor.There will be a socket on the side of the motor to ratchet it in
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #4
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Good call just above; either way .... a PAIN IN THE A$$.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #5
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Obviously the problem can be a few different things. For me recently the fix was replacing the Battery. Even though I previously had jumper cables on the old one to help it out it still wouldn't slide.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #6
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It wasn't stated (that I saw) the propulsion type your slide uses but we are in TT forum so I'm guessing electric like mine is. My trailer had been not used in years and the circuit breaker (automotive style) on frame rail had rusted up and couldn't make continuity. The wire eyelet connectors are probably rusted and corroded too. Worth checking. Any good auto parts store will carry them, or RV dealer. Less than $10. If that is the problem, replace the eyelets on wire too assuming there is enough wire to cut off old ones and strip insulation off of clean non corroded wire, use dielectric grease on all connections to fight off future rust and corrosion. I'm betting this could be your problem and surprised no one else mentioned it. Worth checking. Also check battery and connections, remove and clean connectors and reassemble with dielectric grease on them as well. I have a brand new deep cycle battery as big as they come at Walmart and it has to be nearly fully charged to operate my 14' super slide...

Let us know what ya find.

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