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Old 11-08-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Manual Slide Operation 290RLT Crusader

Could someone please describe how to operate the slides manually on this model Crusader? I know that the bedroom slide is different so mainly concerned with the frig and dinette slides. Just trying to be prepared and informed. Thanks
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:12 AM   #2
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You should have a manual crank that will fit on a slide drive gearbox shaft that extends out through the frame...shaft on street side will drive the curb side slide...opposite for the street side slide.

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You should have a manual crank that will fit on a slide drive gearbox shaft that extends out through the frame...shaft on street side will drive the curb side slide...opposite for the street side slide.

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Except in this case. There is a cover screwed below each rear slide motor. It is the same material as the whole bottom cover.

You need to take it off and go under there with an electric drill. You need to crank the back of the motor to manually operate these slides. You need a 3/8 Socket drive to get the cover off and a 3/4 socket to operate the slides.

For the record this is something I wish I didn't know.


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Where are the slide motors located? Under the slide? Near the front or rear of slide? Right or left side? Thanks for the info so far. DH not mechanically inclined in the least. Lucky me!!!!
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Not far behind the rear axle. I have a 2014. You have to do it from under my unit. In mine there are three cut outs. Two for the motors and the controller.


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290rlt slides

rscconrad, thanks for the good info. I have the 2013 290RLT and have been dreading the day when my slides don't work. Now I know what to do.
Can you provide the same info on how to manually operate the bedroom closet slide on this unit? Thanks
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:57 AM   #8
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Sorry still not sure. Are the cut outs under the slides or under the bottom of the trailer?
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:32 PM   #9
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Except in this case. There is a cover screwed below each rear slide motor. It is the same material as the whole bottom cover.

You need to take it off and go under there with an electric drill. You need to crank the back of the motor to manually operate these slides. You need a 3/8 Socket drive to get the cover off and a 3/4 socket to operate the slides.

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Good to know the Prime Time employs a improved method of manually retracting the slides than most other manufacturers.

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access to slide motors

On my PT Lacrosse/ dont know if the Crusader is the same or not.
But these 2 units share some of the same similarities.
Access to one slide out motor has a corrugated plastic cover and one does not.
I lowered my underbelly to look for the motor and found it. Be advised, I have wires and ducking just laying on top of the underbelly material.
Next season Im going to lower the underbelly and tidy things up and cut the 2nd access and make a cover.

Personally, I like the slide motors you can get at thru the frame instead of laying on the ground and undoing the underbelly and /or cover.
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