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Old 04-08-2016, 09:57 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:13 PM   #2
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You have the same set up as me, I believe.

The wardrobe slide uses that flexible extension and a power drill or power screwdriver to run the slide in or out using a stub shaft on the motor itself.

The main slides use a crank to turn the gearbox for the slide out on the opposite side of the stub used.

Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=o_3vc0STmfI

If it is hard to turn, try the opposite rotation. Once it overcomes the gear torque load it should turn easier. The strength needed to turn the crank depends on how heavy the slide is.
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Old 04-24-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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I have a 2009 grey wolf 28bh can anyone tell me how to access the motor to retract the slide manually it won't engage the motor .I can here motor come one but nothing happens.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:12 PM   #4
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Razor101 - I am not familiar with your model camper but expect it would be similar to the information Herk7769 posted to this thread. You may also find information on the Lippert website helpful.
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