Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 956
Quote:
Originally Posted by chargeit2him View Post
The sofa slide just makes noise doesn't move. He was looking for the manual crank but can't seem to find it. Hopefully they will get back to us on MOnday

Sandy
I think you will find the manual crank shaft in the ceiling of the outside storage compartment under the sllide. It's a square shaft about 3/4 inch in diameter.
__________________

__________________
ATVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 09:11 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Garrette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 956
I think you will need to disconnect the coach batteries. Look in the manual for the procedure,
__________________

__________________
Garrette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 492
Quote:
Originally Posted by chargeit2him View Post
We just picked up our sunseeker 317 last week.Been experimenting with it figuring where things go and what they do. Haven't gone on any road trips yet. Hubby just noticed the bedroom slideout isn't closing all the way. Then he decided to try the kitchen/living room slide out. Now that isn't working. He just called the dealer and left his name and number so they can call back (hopefully on Monday)
Sandy
I have the Forester 3171 - same floor plan as your 3170.

Are the coach batteries fully charged?

If so, for the bunk/bedroom slide there are two Lippert motors synchronized at the ends. The slide control box for that slide is in the storage compartment outside - the one with the water filter. Look up and you will see the black box. It has diagnostic LED's inside the box. Use this video to help:

On the couch/kitchen slide, it is different. This one does have the manual crank-out as others have pointed out. The noise you mention could be the clutch meaning something might be binding. Might just try the manual operation.

Bobby
__________________
bgilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2013, 09:34 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 196
Don't remove the step-in plastic cover on the driver side door side if trash makes you squirmish. I removed it once to track down wind noise and the whole channel was FULL of wire debris, wire nuts, screws, gum wrapper, and paper backers...
__________________
mwebber78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 09:39 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwebber78 View Post
Don't remove the step-in plastic cover on the driver side door side if trash makes you squirmish. I removed it once to track down wind noise and the whole channel was FULL of wire debris, wire nuts, screws, gum wrapper, and paper backers...
Nice coincidence, that actually was the first job I did on the camper. I noticed that the wires passing in the door channel were all crushed by the plastic cover when going out behind the driver's seat. So I removed the cover and unfortunately I did share the same experience as you. I was mainly concerned by the wires and the fact that these did not have ANY kind of protection (no plastic tubing, nothing). So I did arrange all that and I even removed the cover on the passenger side - same problem.

It is unfortunate Forest River don't pay much attention to what is NOT visible!! They build nice RVs.
__________________
bambam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2013, 09:58 AM   #16
GM
 
bclemens's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elkhart, IN
Posts: 7,098
Have the slide looked at. If the motor is running but no clutch, it is probably the gear box not the motor. I have seen a couple of units where a shear pin broke in the gear box (not the motor). That is where I would have them look first. If that is the case, I'm not sure the manual retraction will work.

As for debris. This has been brought up before. I have passed that info on to the production QC people. We just need to add some of the nook & crannies to the QC sheet.
__________________
PLEASE do not send questions via Private Message. Post questions in the forum as a new thread so that other users can benefit from the answers. Use Private Messages for sensitive information only. Our owners manuals are available online and via iPhone/Android Apps. http://www.dynamaxcorp.com/OnlineManual.aspx
bclemens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 07:36 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
chargeit2him's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: PA
Posts: 20
just an update..They had to put in another motor. While it was there (haven't picked it up yet ) Someone didn't see the slide out and clipped it ! So they have to fix it. They called and wanted to let us know. So we are supposed to get it back sometime today.
Hopefully we will get to use it this weekend .

Sandy
__________________

__________________
Ready to Explore !
chargeit2him is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide, sunseeker, slide out

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.