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Old 09-06-2016, 09:48 PM   #1
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How to manually close slide on 2011 2609 windjammer

I am having electrical issues with my 2011 windjammer 2609 trailer, fuses keep blowing, so I am trying to take it to a dealer but the slide is out. Does anyone know how to manually do that? It has one table slide.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:06 PM   #2
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I have a 3001w Windjammer and it came with a long crank in the storage compartment. You should have one just like it. It will be about 3' long and have a pin inserted across the end opposite the crank handle. Under the bottom edge of the slide out (or you may have a small round hole in the lower fascia) you will see a pipe-looking affair with a slot cut across it. Insert the crank and go to town. It is not fast, but it will bring the slide in. Your Owner's Manual will also show you where the slide crank attachment is located.
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:17 PM   #3
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Unfortunately I don't have the crank or a manual. I did see a slot where it looks like a crank goes, I might have to find something to crank with
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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Did you buy it from a dealer or an individual? I would call or check with them as they probably still have the crank. If not, I would bet almost any nearby RV repair place has one that you can purchase or perhaps borrow until you can get one. Some of the older automobile jacks had a screw-type jack and it used a similar type crank with the pin crosswise at the end. You might look to see if you have one of those somewhere or at a junk yard also.
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I was going to suggest you check a local RV repair place I know of that might have one but I don't think Yorkton, Saskatchewan is all that close to Fort Worth, Texas. Dang...
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Unfortunately I bought it from an auction so I'm SOL. You wouldn't have any suggestions on why the fuses keep blowing?
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There is a short in the electrical system that controls the slide. Good luck.
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:41 PM   #8
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uh, yeah... I think Barstorm hit it on the nose. You certainly have a short somewhere or a motor is frozen and locked creating a dead short.
Are you only blowing fuses on the slide mechanism or on other things also? If it is the slide, I would go under and look for wires that have worn insulation or are touching near the connection posts of the motor. You might even check the switch.
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No, it's other things as well.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:20 AM   #10
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Oh boy...good luck with that. If you are mechanically inclined you may be able to trace down the short, but it is going to take a while to separate and isolate the cause. Also, is it blowing fuses on the 12 volt side or tripping breakers when plugged into shore power? I would get the breaker panel/fuse panel model numbers and look on the internet to see if you can find the Owner's Manual for them; it may be a big help.

If it is shore power breakers, then turn them all off; then begin by turning only one of them on at a time to see if it trips when you operate the protected item. After testing them individually, then turn them all off again. Turn on one breaker at a time adding it to what is already on and checking the protected items until you get a trip again. It may be a single breaker, or it may be a combination of that breaker and one other.

Same for fuses, but take a photo of the fuse layout first before you pull them all out (don't ask how I know to do this). Unplug from shore power for this check. Also make sure the fuses in the slots are the correct size and TYPE of fuses required. Start putting fuses back in one at a time and checking to see if you blow it when operating the appliance or item it protects.
I am sure there are others way more qualified to walk you through checking, but this might get you started finding the issue. Good hunting
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