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Old 02-09-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Manual slide operation (picture inside)

Hi I purchased a 2009 Forest River 30QBSS and it did not have an owners manual. I'm mechanically inclined and as with most stuff I own I like to look around and try to get an idea of how things operate mechanically. Crawling around under this travel trailer I see this on the slideout motor.




I'm wondering if this is where you would mechanically operate the slideout in the case of motor failure?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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You are correct. You have an electric/mechanical slide, (not hydraulic), and you would hook something there, hopefully electric drill, and move the slide. Only takes about 10,000 revolutions. No, I have never counted, but the last one I did, took over 2 minutes with an electric drill.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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I'm thinking if you pull that pin and remove the cap, you could use the hand crank that has a slot in the end of it. My camper came with one. An electric drill is much easier and probably faster but FYI on the crank.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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The same crank used for the jacks will work on the slide. It is 3/4 in. I have tried pulling mine in with a socket wrench. I took about 3 mins. to pull the slide in.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #5
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That fitting is nowhere near the 3/4 that the stabilizers use. It says on the motor the turn ratio is 18:1 so 10K turns sounds legit lol. Ill have to pull the pin and remove the end pice to see what's behind it. I was thinking it may be removable to be replacable incase somebody strips the hex. Then it would be easily repaired/replaced instead of the whole motor but who knows.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #6
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Our trailer came with a seperate handle to manually open and close the slides.
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