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Old 10-26-2016, 09:11 AM   #1
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2017 GTS 2431S Slide Out Failure

I posted in the General Tech and Repair / Slide Out forum. I just wanted to cross post here, because maybe I posted in the wrong forum. I am very new to Forest River Forums. I have added information and will update as I learn more. If nothing else, it might give others ideas on how to deal with this situation if they experience the same issues and have similar hardware. This RV because of its design is not really trustworthy without an ability to manually extend/retract the slide. So, I am hoping to find a way to do it and appreciate any help that you can provide.

2017 GTS 2431S Slide Out Failure

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Old 10-26-2016, 12:24 PM   #2
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Your other thread said that you turned the motor off and on, by doing this you were able to get the slide in. Are you sure the batteries weren't low in the coach. That could have lead to larger issues if there was not enough power going to the motors.

There is a way to push the slide in and out manually. On the motor there is a screw that needs to be removed to disengage the motors. From there you can move your slide in and out as you please.

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Old 10-26-2016, 06:57 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply. I was connected to A/C the entire time before trying to retract the slide. So, the batteries should have been charged up. I will double check that from now on. Is that what the flashing red led indicates on the rocker switch?

On the motors, where is the bolt located? Also, if I re-insert the bolt, does it relock the slide in place.

I have only pulled the rubber back some to see part of the motor. A diagram would be nice if you have one. I hope that I never have to do it, but I came very close to having to on the first trip.

Again, thank you for the reply.
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