Slide Out Manual Operation
We have a big (long) trip panned this summer and I am doing some maintenance and preparation for the trip. Although I have never had a slide out failure (knock on wood) - I am attempting to learn how (if) I could operate them (manually) in case I needed to.
Our rig (purchased used) is a 2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er with three slides. The bedroom slide is small and seems to operate via cables, and a chain. For this one, I found a tool that looks like a flexible socket extension that I think can operate the motor via a drill motor if necessary - can someone confirm that for me?
The two big slides (opposing) in the living room seem to have a small hole where a tool could reach a pipe to turn....two problems with that - (1) the tool is not long enough to reach it from the outside and (2) it seems pretty hard to turn and I didn't feel comfortable forcing since I didn't have confidence it was correct.
I apologize if this has been covered previously but I was unable to find it.
I'd appreciate advice, experience, etc.... on this topic and any other advice on long trip planning.
Darrell & Kathy
2013 Flagstaff 8528IKWS 5er
2013 Ford F250 6.7 Diesel
B&W Companion Slider