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Old 04-11-2016, 04:06 AM   #1
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Manual slide on forester 3011 2016

Can any one tell me how to manual slide in slide outs on my forester 3011 2016. I cannot figure out either slide. I don't want to be on a long road trip and get stuck because I can't figure out how to slide in my tip outs.
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:17 AM   #2
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Are your slide systems "Schwintek", if so there is a drive motors on each side that has to be "Disengaged" then the slide is "Pushed In Manually"! Unless they came up with a Easier way? Youroo!!
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Any idea on the front slide? Not even sure what type of slide?
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Old 04-13-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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There is a set screw on the schwintek motors that would need taken out to disengage the motors. You can see it if you pull back the trim on either side.


The Lippert above floor slide in your living room has a nut head accessed from the storage compartment below. You can use a 5/8 Socket, Open ended wrench, or boxed wrench to bring the slide in and out manually.
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Thanks Joshua cavitt!
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:42 AM   #6
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Joshua, once the slide(s) are in, must you install a traveling rod to secure it from moving? Mine came with 2 that are 20" long and both of my slides are much deeper than that.
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Joshua, once the slide(s) are in, must you install a traveling rod to secure it from moving? Mine came with 2 that are 20" long and both of my slides are much deeper than that.

Sage, I was told to only use the rods if the slide is broken or creeps on you. If everything is working properly, you shouldn't need them. Also, I have read that some who have used them in the past on a working slide and forgot to remove the rods, ended up damaging the motors when extending the slide.
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Sage, I was told to only use the rods if the slide is broken or creeps on you. If everything is working properly, you shouldn't need them. Also, I have read that some who have used them in the past on a working slide and forgot to remove the rods, ended up damaging the motors when extending the slide.
I was told the same thing that they weren't needed on on a daily basis as the motors keep it in. But does if you manually have to bring it in, do you need the rods. If I remove the motors on the bedroom Schwintek, what's to hold it in? The Lippert above floor system has the 5/8" nut to turn with a ratchet, will the motor still hold it in?
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I was told the same thing that they weren't needed on on a daily basis as the motors keep it in. But does if you manually have to bring it in, do you need the rods. If I remove the motors on the bedroom Schwintek, what's to hold it in? The Lippert above floor system has the 5/8" nut to turn with a ratchet, will the motor still hold it in?

I know on the Schwintek slide if you disconnect the motors, you have to use the rods. On the lippert slide when you manually bring it in, I'm not sure either. Maybe someone else can answer the question for us.
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I know on the Schwintek slide if you disconnect the motors, you have to use the rods. On the lippert slide when you manually bring it in, I'm not sure either. Maybe someone else can answer the question for us.
Ben, do you have rods? Mine are too short, I should make some just in case!
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