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Old 06-05-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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Slide out stuck open need ideas to get it closed

I have a 2012 Sierra 36.6SL that has a slide out extended that will not close, it is operated my a remote, one works one does not. We cannot find any access to the motor, it appears to be electric, the dealer has been little help, says the motor is in the wall and has to be accessed by cutting a hole, need to get the slide out closed to trailer it to service near Meeker CO. Any ideas on repair, can the slide be forced shut without further damage. I've been all over the internet looking for a fix with no luck so far.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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Just for giggles follow your positive battery cable from the battery to a manual reseting circuit breaker down line.

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Old 06-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,

Wiring is behind the wall much of the way, we have looked at the fuse on the battery and in the fuse box, the biggest issue is figuring out where and how to get access to the motors to test them at the source. we have had mice in the trailer so its possible there is no current making it to the motor. So maybe my question is how do we find and access the motors or at least get the slide back in so we can tow the trailer.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:21 PM   #4
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Unfortunately I can't help with that.
Do you have power @ the switch?
"Both sides"

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Old 06-05-2015, 03:22 PM   #5
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Is it a shwintek system? If it is it will have two tracks, top and bottom on both sides of the slide.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:41 PM   #6
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Some pictures of the mechanism might help identify your slide.
From there we can look up the emergency retraction instructions.
I seriously doubt you need to be cutting holes in anything.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:40 PM   #7
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I only have one slide but can be closed manually with the supplied hand crank that was supplied with rig. Have you checked your manual to see if you have an override solution in case of power failure.
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:47 PM   #8
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Slide

1. Do you have cables on the side of your slide?2. Do you have two Rams with gear teeth under the slide?
3. Do you have round hydraulic Rams under the slide?
This will tell me what type operator you have.
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Old 06-06-2015, 05:03 PM   #9
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We have a motor home but had a similar problem. Our slide out was stuck out under warranty. We found that a couple of strong men were able to push it in so that we could get it to the dealer for repair.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:53 AM   #10
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We had the opposite problem- one of our slides was stuck in and would not extend. The motor would work and try and turn the shaft. The rear end would try and move, but not the front. The shaft would try and turn and then the gear at the front would skip a gear tooth and make a loud bang noise. The dealer dropped the bottom of the basement and found left over debris from trailer assembly stuck in the rack preventing its movement. The round gear on the shaft now had 4 teeth missing. Dealer replaced damaged gear after removing the debris. Don't yet know if FR will pay for this or not. Out of warranty period but obviously a manufacturing issue.
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