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Old 08-01-2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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Flagstaff 27BESS - Stabilizer Jack & Slide-out Manual Crank Bars

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My wife and I purchased a 2012 Flagstaff 27BESS last year. On a recent trip, we had some trouble with the stabilizer jack sticking. We were going to try to manually lower the jacks but are unable to locate the crank bar. After searching the trailer, we are also unable to locate the crank bar for the slide-out. Does anyone know where these bars should be located from the factory in this particular trailer? My brother in law has a different model Flagstaff trailer and his crank bars are clipped to the wall in the front compartment. I've checked everywhere and cannot seem to locate them. I'm starting to wonder if we even got them in the first place. Any guidance would be appreciated.

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Old 08-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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My 2008 flagstaff has the slide crank in the front trim of wheel housing on left side, crank in basement.

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Old 08-06-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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On my Flagstaff the emergency crank rods for the slides, power stabilizers, and tongue jack were in the drawer in the front of my couch. It doesn't look like a drawer, but there was the whole front slides out. That's where my counter top extensions were also.

Similar to this pic:

On a side note: If your sofa is located in the slide-out, you don't want to put a lot of weight on the sofa (like sitting in it) while the slide is retracted, since the slide-out floor is unsupported when retracted. You also don't want to walk on the slide-out floor during this time either.

You don't want this to happen to you:

Super Slide separating at floor
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #4
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Thank you

Thank you both for the replies. I was actually able to locate the crank bar during an outing this past weekend. I found it right inside the back compartment. It was difficult to see because it was tucked up against the side of the trailer. I was also able to determine that my trailer uses the same crank for both the slide-out and the stabilizer jacks. My brother-in-laws trailer has 2 different crank bars, one for his slide-outs and another for his stabilizers.
Thank you as well for the heads-up regarding putting weight on the slide-out when it is retracted. We are new to travel trailer world and information such as this can be very informative and save a lot of headaches down the road.
Thank you both again.
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