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Old 08-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Coachmen Mirada Control Panel Switch

I've looked all over and it appears I'm the only one that doesn't know what this switch is for or how to use it. I have a 2012 Coachmen Mirada 32ds. One the control panel next to the slide switches there is a switch labeled "Manual Override". I assume it's to somehow apply some extra oomph to the slideouts but I can't determine why or how you would use this function of the control panel. All the manual override for slides I can find refer to using a drill, ratchet, or wrench to operate the motor "manually". I finally gave up and thought someone here could point me to some documentation or instructions on this unknown to me functionality.

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Old 08-16-2016, 09:07 AM   #2
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http://coachmenrv.com/OwnersManuals/14141708.pdf

Try this link. This is all I could find on the manual override system for the slide outs. It may apply to my Coachmen Encounter as I have the manual override switches also. Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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Switch

Assuming your panel looks like ours on the same rig (2012) the switch is for that dreaded day when your slide does not slide. Someone more experienced than I will chime in to explain further I hope.
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Old 08-16-2016, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yes. Mine looks exactly like that. The link that redneck 92 provided showed a methodology they employed prior to 2010 which involved having someone hold that switch in while manually turning the pump shaft. I reviewed once again my 2012 owners manual and could find no mention of that switch or how it is supposed to function. It worries me that should the day occur when I need to retract the slides manually, and follow the procedure in my owners manual, I might damage the slide motor.

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Old 08-16-2016, 01:49 PM   #5
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Looked at that manual, and mine, and I haven't got a clue either. I think my bedroom manual control is under the bed behind a carpeted panel that I have to remove. The living room/galley one I "think" I have to cut the carpet under the dinette and remove a wooden panel to access the nut to manually retract the slider. Really, really stupid design if this is so. Couldn't they have just put in a plastic plug that you remove to insert the socket wrench? And then tell you where the darn this is?
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I also have never found the fuses or resets for the 3 slides on my coach.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:10 PM   #7
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Manual Override

If you need to get your rooms out manually, this switch will release the electric brakes.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:45 PM   #8
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Really?

Does that apply to pushing them closed as well?
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Old 08-29-2016, 11:56 AM   #9
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You can contact the individual below and get all the information or questions that you have answered.

Nate Hedges
Service & Warranty Manager
Coachmen RV / Plant 310
Direct # 574-825-8212
Coachmen "Class A" Service
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Been there done that, he sent me links to a dozen vendor configurations and none of them showed how to open or close the sliders manually.
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