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Old 11-26-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Manual slide operation on 12 28dds

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Just wandering if anyone has found how to manually operate the slide room on a 2012 Coachmen 28dds. I have not had any problems but I would like to know how to do it just in case. The dealer was no help at all, surprise, surprise! I have looked under the trailer but everything is covered up and I don't want to tear up all the belly plastic hunting for the motor. If anyone knows pretty well where to look I would appreciate it and if you have actually done it that would be even better!
Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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Locate the screw mechanism when the slide is extended and then look on the opposite side of the trailer for a rod with a cross pin in it or a hex.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Ok, is that just to locate where to find what's needed to manually operate the slide or do I have to do something with the rod on the opposite side of the trailer? I would assume somewhere on the slide motor is a place to put a crank or drill motor, is that a fair assumption? Thanks for your reply!
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When you find the end, you should have a crank handle with the socket built into it that you just put on the rod and start cranking.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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My Coachmen had a bottle cap cover over the 3/4 drive.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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On our 28dds it is located just left of the stairs through a little access hole. Hope to never need to use it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #7
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On our 28dds it is located just left of the stairs through a little access hole. Hope to never need to use it.
You know I looked at that hole in the side of the camper many, many times and wrote it off as something for the exterior propane hookup! You are exactly right, I looked under the camper and there it is! Thank you all for your help, I was looking for something completely different, I wouldn't have even thought to look on the opposite side of the camper. Now that you guys found it for me I have just one more question about it. Do you have to do anything before manually cranking in the slide like disconnecting the battery? Thanks again, you all are great!
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