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Old 04-12-2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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How to retrack slide when no power

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!!!
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It's been so many years since I've had to crank in a slide that I can't remember the fine details. The trailer should have come with a cranking handle, the end of which is inserted near the slide motor. Maybe someone else can be more specific.

Edited: This should help. http://www.eco-rv.com/scripts/pdfretail/get.php?id=366
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I too am the owner of a 2011 grey wolf 28 bh. although I hope I don't ever have a problem, the thought has occurred to me. my dealers showed me where the crank and access point were. I was wondering if it would cause a problem if I extended and retracted it manually a couple times, just to get the hang of it in case I ever need to use it?
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You can crank in as much as you want. Its takes long time.
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I too am the owner of a 2011 grey wolf 28 bh. although I hope I don't ever have a problem, the thought has occurred to me. my dealers showed me where the crank and access point were. I was wondering if it would cause a problem if I extended and retracted it manually a couple times, just to get the hang of it in case I ever need to use it?

Careto post where? I have a 2010 28bh and I don't remember it on my walk thru, but that was a year and a half ago.
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I actually asked during my walk through, no one knew how to do it. I have to do some reading on this subject. I hope I never have to do it either...lol
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I thought I remembered it being in the center of slide under the trailer, but when I looked this morning, that was the low point drain. Now I HAVE to find ours and try it out this weekend. If I think of it, I'll try to take some pics.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #8
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Ok, I looked but with very little success. I found where it is but couldn't figure out where the crank handle would go if I needed to manual crank slide. Asked dealer flat out, I was told on the 28BH that it is under the couch on front end of trailer. It is actually under the platform that the couch sits on. He said it takes some work to get to it. Not sure if this is true or if he told me that so I wouldn't tear apart my slide to find the motor. Seems Forest River would make this more accessible though.
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On our Salem with 2 slides on driver side .....the slots for putting the manual crank are on the passenger side about in the centerline of the slides.
Hope that might help some.
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