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Old 04-26-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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Location of Slide Motor?

Hi,
Just got back from All Seasons in Michigan. No surprise, Amanda is easy on the eyes and all went great.

Now That I'm home with this little 2104S, I'm trying to gather up the critical tools etc...

Question: Where is the motor for the slide controller? I can hear it, but I can't find it. I know it's a stupid question but the owner's manual tells you how to retract it manually but not where the motor is located. This is a dinette that slides out.

If anyone has any idea on where the slide mechanism is, I'd appreciate it.

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Old 04-26-2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 2104s. The best thing that I found was down load the Lippert components SCHWINTEK in wall slide out system manual. To get at the motors they explain it a lot better than I can here. Good luck
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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Yep. Two motors in the walls at the top of each side of the slide room. The controller for the motors is on the forward wall of the trailer in the pass through next to the water filter / pump. Forget the manual and do as Ole Buzzard suggested, it's a different animal.

Also....you may get some advice from owners of a 2109S. While it's the same trailer with a different floor plan, there are a few differences, completely different slide systems for one. Just a heads up in case there is some confusion. I assumed they were completely identical at first.
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:09 PM   #4
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make sure that you can retract it manually .... before you 'have to'...
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Old 04-27-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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So where do you access the manual crank position? Under the trailer? Has anybody done this?

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Old 04-27-2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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If you have the (Swazzy)slide there is NO manual way,You have to remove the motors and PUSH! Youroo!!
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It's a little misleading, even when you watch their video. Pulling the motors up with the set screw is a last resort. If there's a problem with the synchronizer sensors or a motor shorts out or something similar, the module will stop it, but can be overridden (one motor may move a little faster or one may not work at all, but you can probably get it back in with help) At this point, try having someone help push it in on the slower / non moving side while you operate the switch. If it is a problem (slide wants to bind up) or one motor is just dead, you can disconnect the plug from the controller and you can push the slide in manually...probably with some help, and then reconnect the motors to keep it locked in place. If all else fails, or you have a motor lock up for some reason, you can remove the set screw and disengage the motors. That'll let the slide free roll on the rack. You'll have to cut some wood or something to lock it in place at that point so it doesn't fly out going down the road.
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I am puzzled on this one. It doesn't seem like this should be that hard. But I cannot find any place to put the crank handle I' ve laid on my back underneath the trailer looking for anything that looks like it could be the mechanism. If anyone has a 2104 or probably a 2109 could you please help me with this thank you

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There is no crank handle.
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They don't mention it here, but the instructions say to disconnect the wires from the controller and it will release the motor brakes allowing it to be pushed in then reconnected to lock it in place. You shouldn't have to mess with the motor / set screw thing unless there's a real problem.
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