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Old 04-01-2016, 11:06 PM   #1
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Forester 2401S Slide Question

I've read though this forum and I'm still having problems figuring out where the hex nut is to manually operate the slide on my 2017 Forester 2401S. Below is a photo of the slide motor with the hex nut circle which I believe is used to manual operate the slide. Can someone confirm that this is the correct hex nut?

Also, according to the manual they recommend disconnect power to the slide motor before manually operating the slide. Can this be done using the battery disconnect switch to turn off power to all the RV? This seem like it would be the easiest way to cut power to the slide motor.

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Old 04-02-2016, 05:38 PM   #2
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Schwintek recommends disconnecting the motor and manually pushing the slide in.




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I've seen these videos but they are for a different slide than what's installed on my RV. In the manual I got from Forest River, the say to use a wrench to manually operate the slide. All the information I've seen from Forest River and from the slide manufacture isn't very clear on how to tell what model slide you have and how to manually operate the slide. Maybe I just haven't come across the correct documentation.
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:25 PM   #4
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You may have a Lippert "Flush Floor" electric slide-out, like the one in our Solera. If so, this video may be more applicable:

I believe the hex in your picture is the manual "wrench it in" point. Of note, it may be easier to take out the two bolts on either side of the motor gearbox in your picture (which connect the shafts that drive the gears on the racks) and simply push the slide-out in.
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JLeising, thanks for the suggestion. I just looked at mine again and it does look like removing the two bolts connecting the shafts to the gears would be the easiest way. Hopefully I'll never have to worry about doing this but I'd rather be prepared if a problems with the slide ever arises.
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Your welcome. Probably obvious, but if you do disconnect the motor and push the slide-out in, you will need to either re-connect the motor or use some form of slide-out locks to keep it from going back out while driving. My Solera came with a couple of PVC pipe pieces for that purpose. The pipe segments fit between the top of the slide-out and the outer wall to hold the slide-out in.
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In one of the videos, the demonstrate "blocking it in" basically with a 2x4 cut to the right length.


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Old 04-03-2016, 08:26 PM   #8
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Off Topic, Slide stops 2401S

This past winter had the slide stops re-installed under warranty after one came loose and the other fell out fortunately, this was in our driveway, but for the duration of the fall trips we manually stopped moving out the slide. Don't know if additional length was added to the lag screws bonding the stops to the structure, as I have not deployed slide since getting it back from the dealer two weeks ago. Might be something you would periodically inspect, I know I will be doing it this season.
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Slides are different on our 2014 - 2500 TS Schwintek slides are on the bed room and the wardrobe . On the dinette its normal lippert slide. and can be manually moved in or out with a socket connection which is in the compartment right below the dinette slide.




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I think our Sunseeker 2500TS has 2 different slides ???
I only know where the Hex nut is on the Dinning room slide !!!


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