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Old 07-02-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Manual operation of slide out-27HFS

Is there a way to manually operate the slideout on a 27 HSF?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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Is there a way to manually operate the slideout on a 27 HSF?
Without a make or a year its pretty much impossible to know as they may change year to year.

My last two campers including my new one have a hole in the fascia on the opposite side of the trailer to be able to stick a crank in.

Some have easy access to the motor to do the same from underneath.
I've heard some you have to take the underbelly skirting off to manually operate slides.

Hope this helps
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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I appreciate your help. However, my drive mechanism is much different. There is nothing under the trailer. The drives must be up in the wall. There are drive gear strips on the slide-out near the top and bottom on both sides.
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Looks like a Schwintek slide

From the looks of your picture above, you have a Schwintek slide. I am no expert but I do have Schwintek on one of my own slides. The motors are indeed mounted on each side just above the hardware pictured. Google Schwintek slide and you will find some good youtube videos describing how to manually bring the slide in. I saw two methods depending upon if you have DC power or not. With DC, you can unplug the controller (located in a compartment somewhere below the slide) thus releasing the slide brakes. Without DC, you can carefully lift the motor up on each side of the slide thus releasing the brakes. Once the brakes are released, the slide easily pushes in. Good luck!
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
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danno2u...thanks so much. Found the videos and a manual to download. This is something FR should include with their document package. None of this was revealed to me at purchase and I didn't think to ask. Based on my experience with this trailer, I'm surprised I haven't needed this info already. Never would have figured this out on my own. Thanks again.
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