Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-25-2014, 07:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 5
Question Slide-out not working properly

I have a 2003 model, 28RKFS Cedar Creek 5th wheel with one slide-out. The slide motor is working ok but it only operates the side of the slide that the motor is on. The square bar which runs across to the other side to turn it is not working. Therefore, one side tries to pull in but the other side stays out. I have not tried to manually bring it in because I don't know where the manual connection is. Can I take a wrench and turn the square bar which connects to the other side? Or what should I be looking for? Thanks

Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
TURBS's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 34,205
Sounds like the "shear" bolt has broken.
There should be one if not two shear bolts one at eack end of the square tube.
Look closely for a drilled hole that may have had a bolt in it.

Be careful now that you've moved the slide out the "tracks" on each side may be "out" of sync.


Think spring!
The last man standing also has a sharpie

TURBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 5
Thanks for the info. I just got back from checking it out. The shear bolts that I think you are referencing are in place on both ends of the slide. (I know because I looked at these thinking that the manual slide wrench was suppose to fit over these.) I found the manual crank rod and I found the crank slot on the opposite side of the fiver. When I manually cranked the slide, the same thing happened as with the motor. The end where the motor is located started moving in but the opposite end did not move. Something must be broke or off track where the square rod connects to the motor. The gears on both side looked ok. I guess I will call a mechanic out to look at it.
Walton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Dave_Monica's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,329
My understanding of the drive is that the room is driven in/out by the motor/actuator. The gear pack on each rack and the cross-shaft is the means to keep the room moving in/out squarely. Here's a link to the Lippert manual... Look at pages 12 and 13 for the drive schematic.

If the shear pins on the cross-shaft are OK, look for a problem with the gear pack on the side that's not moving.


Nights camped in 2013 - 55, 2014 - 105, 2015 - 63
Dave_Monica is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2014, 01:02 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 5
Thanks! I talked to a RV mechanic and he also thinks that the gear pack is causing the problem. He is scheduled to check it out next Tuesday. Walton
Walton is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 AM.