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Old 06-10-2016, 06:49 PM   #1
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Manual Operation on Lippert Schwintek SlideOut -2015 Wildwood 21RBS

Can anyone please tell me where the motor transmission housing is located on a 2015 Wildwood 21RBS, Lippert Schwintek slide out? This is in regard to manually operating the slide out room due to a low battery.

We came across a situation on our 1st time camping without full hookups where we ended up having a low battery & our slide out would not retract when it was time to pack up.

Luckily, we were able to borrow a generator from our camping buddies and charged the battery & was able to retract the slide out and be on our way.

But for future reference, it would be a good to know where the motor is in case we did need to manually retract or extend the slide out with a drill or crank handle. The Owners manual does have instructions on you how to do the manual slide out operation, but does not mention where the controller/motor is.

And yes, we are now looking to buy a second battery and our own generator.

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Old 06-10-2016, 08:05 PM   #2
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If you do a search on YouTube you will find lists of videos showing were the motors are. You have to disconnect the motors and then push the slide in if you have no power. This looks like a real pain and not something I would want to do often. Did you try hooking up your tv to the camper and run the slide that way. Not sure if it would supply enough power.


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Old 06-10-2016, 09:42 PM   #3
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Connect to your TV and charge the battery. As the PP said, the only way to manually retract the slide w/o power is to remove the inside trim, detach the motors, push it in, then reconnect the motors so the slide won't move during your drive home..

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Old 06-10-2016, 09:56 PM   #4
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I have gone over to my TT in storage and with no battery just hooked up my truck to TT plug and had no problem moving my deep slide in and out. Not sure if that is good or not but I have done in several times.

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Old 06-11-2016, 01:22 PM   #5
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If your battery runs down too low, back the tow vehicle up to it and plug in the trailer. With the truck running the charge line from the truck will provide plenty of power for the slides and power jacks or what ever else.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for all your feedback, hopefully this won't happen again but good to know we can charge the trailer battery through our truck.
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:26 PM   #7
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Before banking on that you might want to make sure your hot lead on your truck is indeed hot. On my 2012 ford I thought my truck was charging my battery and it wasn't. Turned out there was a fuse in the glove box that needed to be installed to energize the hot wire. You need to check your truck both running and turned off. Some trucks I have heard are always hot and some only when the truck is running.

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