We have 2 slides and both are electric, living rm has the the motor and gears outside under the slide. Easy to get to. The bedroom has the motor and gears under a panel thats under the bed. I think in either case you can use a socket or wrench to crank them in if need be. Had a bolt break on the living rm slide that caused it to only move in on front side. Thru these formums and the Tiffin forum found out the the cause is the shoulder part of the bolt is to short and it breaks at the threaded part. I picked up grade 8 bolts and some washers to replace the broken one and have some spares. You have to shorten the one that attaches the rear shaft to the motor for clearance with the mounting bracket. Is the steering actually loose or does it seem you have to correct it alot? We have a 12ft overhang and I put on a Henderson track bar up front and another one , which I can't remember who made it (it's blue in color) on the rear and they made a big difference.
2007 Allegro 34wa .WH w20 8.1 6speed. 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Toad.