I have a 38' 1999 Sierra (by Forrest River) with 2 slide outs. It is at a seasonal site at a campground as moving it with my 2003 Nissan Sentra is a bit of a logistical problem. When putting it "to bed" for the winter last year the rooms would not retract (Dewald Hydraulic system), so I manually retracted them. Looking at the Dewald Parts and Service Manual http://www.powergearus.com/documents...ideout_Sys.pdf
I see the instructions for manual retraction, but no instructions for manual extension.
Any ideas of how I could manually extend these rooms? Since it would only be once for the next 6 months, that might be easier (and cheaper) to pump them out by hand and then back in by hand each year rather than paying a service tech to drive to my site for a service call as there are few people in the area who do traveling service. Most local dealers tell me to bring it in, but I really can not tow it with my vehicle. I bought it on the site, and planned on leaving it there until I sell the site.
Any and all help and suggestions are appreciated!