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Old 04-20-2011, 07:09 AM   #11
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Not sure on your unit but on our V-Lite there are holes in the side of the trailer close to the bottom edge of the side. These holes are on the opposite side of the trailer to the slide and inline with the slide motors. The trailer came with a crank you put in the hole and run with a drill to put the slide in or out without power.


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Old 04-20-2011, 08:09 AM   #12
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To me that makes more sense than ripping apart the couch. I was looking under the wrong side for the access. I'll take a look again tonight when I get home.

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Old 05-08-2011, 06:22 PM   #13
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I maually extend and retract mine with a cordles drill and a 5/8th socket. on the 27L the "nut" if you will is on the slide otor under the trailer by the stairs.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:09 AM   #14
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We have a 2000 Cherokee 26' and the location of the manual crank on ours is right beside the right tire on the front side of the camper. (it's a little slot almost overlooked it) I think they are different from one to the other, our 36' camper is located on the backside in a keyed compartment where the slide motor is located. Hope this helps. Have a great day!
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:22 AM   #15
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Manual crank for slides.

You should find your crank under your bed if it's the kind that lifts up, like ours. You will see a small round hole on the slide bottoms, where the crank is to be inserted. When you insert, it will take it to where you will feel it attaching and then you crank and crank. It takes a long time, so I would pratice on one slide to get the hang of it. If I can do it, anybody can. Hope this helps you.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:25 AM   #16
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I've had to do my dinette and couch slide by hand before. Wasn't long before I found a way to mount a 5/8 socket to my dewalt :-)
the back bedroom slide may be a different story, haven't had to do it yet so I have not researched what would be needed but I always carry a good set of tools with me. the first time I closed my slide out was with a socket and a ratchet, that was not a fun day. DeWalt goes on every trip now
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:44 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by scubieman View Post
You can crank in as much as you want. Its takes long time.
This is not always true. On some slides by using a manual device instead of (Motor) you (Bypass) the built in (Overide Clutch). Over travel(In or Out) can cause damage to trim items and hard stops! Pay attention when the slide is close to stopping at its (Normal) position! Youroo!!
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:05 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by kjoh75 View Post
I didn't find a thread for this particular problem so here goes. Last year I purchased a used Cherokee 27 L (my first camper). I enjoyed many outings with it with no problems. So far I haven't had a problem with the slide out. But one thing that crossed my mind is what do you do when you have power failure. Is there a spot some where a manual crank could be use? If so where do I find this spot to crank it in manually? I surely don't want to crawl underneath if I don't have to. I have been using a cordless drill to lower and raise my corner stabilizing jacks. Can this drill be used for this too? Happy camping everyone!!!
We have a 3050 and the dealer didn't know where to manually crank our slide in at . Has Anyone had to on a 3050 and where do you put the crank at. Why don't the techs seem to know these things on the walk through .

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