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Old 05-30-2015, 12:10 PM   #1
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How to get slide out for repair

The wires to one motor on my 395AMP bedroom slide have came loose and need to be soldered back on. To remove the motor you have to remove the screw that holds it in place from outside the camper but I can't get to it with the slide in. Is there a secret to getting the slide out without the motor. The wire that is loose is the power wire so I can not use the electric override. Any thoughts would be appreciated

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Old 05-30-2015, 12:17 PM   #2
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What brand of slide?
There should be a hand powered option.
Do you note a hole on the off side from the slide down low, if so then that is likely where the slide tool goes, it may look like a speed wrench but is way longer with a socket welded to the end.

On others you may use a socket wrench.

Others come (sometimes) with a flex drill bit.

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Old 05-30-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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It's the Schwintek in wall system. I can see the bolt I need to get to but it's under the slide trim and I don't think the trim comes off.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:25 PM   #4
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To get to my motors at all, my slides were almost fully retracted. I had to pull down the trim (breaking a piece of it) and then the interior bulb seal to get to the motors. That gave me access to plug and unplug the motors. For one of my slides, this involved putting my daughter up on top of the slideo to scoot back to the rear one.

To replace the motors, the mobile RV tech from a dealer, the slide was fully extended. He had to remove all of the screws that held the slide to the camper. From there, he was able to slide things out and get access to the set screw that holds the motor in place. He was able to retract that screw and then was able to replace the motor.
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