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Old 03-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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slide stuck

i have a electric motor/rack and pinion slide on a 2008 wildwood LE

I wondered how to manually retract it in or out if it does not work electrically. i havent had a problem but just had a question on how to deal with this type of problem. do i need a special wrench, or instruction manual, etc. the manual doesnt discuss this that i can see.

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Old 03-02-2008, 05:54 PM   #2
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If you bought this camper new then the dealer or service dept should have explained this to you and showed you the tool to use. In the middle of the motor there is what looks like the end of a shaft with a spring pin that stick out on both sides of the shaft, this is were the cranking is don, the tool that you use is an off-set crank handle, It has what looks like a socket on one end with a slot on both sides. The socket fits over the shaft and the slots fit over the spring pin, and then you turn. My off-set crank tool is brass in color not like the jack crank that is silver. If you do not have this tool, you can get them. I hope I was able to explain this clearly.... Good luck.
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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If you bought this camper new then the dealer or service dept should have explained this to you and showed you the tool to use. In the middle of the motor there is what looks like the end of a shaft with a spring pin that stick out on both sides of the shaft, this is were the cranking is don, the tool that you use is an off-set crank handle, It has what looks like a socket on one end with a slot on both sides. The socket fits over the shaft and the slots fit over the spring pin, and then you turn. My off-set crank tool is brass in color not like the jack crank that is silver. If you do not have this tool, you can get them. I hope I was able to explain this clearly.... Good luck.



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Old 03-26-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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Just had a stuck slide this morning when we were leaving Myrtle Beach State Park. My friend pushed on the outside slide and I worked the inside switch and it broke free from the interior wall. I lubed the rubber membrane surrounding the slide and hope the it will work ok in the morning. Guess the 5 months that we were there with the slide in place was the culprit. Got to keep the slides lubed!!
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #5
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I picked up the manual for my hydraulic system from the builder Lippert Components (LCI). They provided me with the correct slide system manual (pdf) for my unit that spells out manual procedures really well. Not sure which manual would be correct for yours, but here is one of their electric slide manuals.
http://www.lci1.com/Service%20Owners...ideout-Web.pdf
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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If you do experience a problem before you crank it in check the power over ride switch. Ours in the the kitchen cabinet and a plate hit it and the slide was dead.

I cranked first and ask the dealer later, then I remembered that he did tell us when we picked up the camper.
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Thank you, as always the FRF friends has been very friendly and helfful

since posting this , i have looked below the camper and see the external drive shaft for the manual retraction. i didnt know about the drive override and i do not have a manual tool. i guess i could use a rachet wrench, is this like a standard hex size, like the 3/4 on the stab jacks, sorry i didnt measure. my dealer did tell me although you can retract it manually, it will take a while, so be patient.

what does the manual override do that is located in the kitchen cabinet, i need to look in the cabinet, i dont know if ours has it.

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If you do experience a problem before you crank it in check the power over ride switch. Ours in the the kitchen cabinet and a plate hit it and the slide was dead.

I cranked first and ask the dealer later, then I remembered that he did tell us when we picked up the camper.
Hmmm. something I'll check for too. Thanks
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Thank you, as always the FRF friends has been very friendly and helfful

since posting this , i have looked below the camper and see the external drive shaft for the manual retraction. i didnt know about the drive override and i do not have a manual tool. i guess i could use a rachet wrench, is this like a standard hex size, like the 3/4 on the stab jacks, sorry i didnt measure. my dealer did tell me although you can retract it manually, it will take a while, so be patient.

what does the manual override do that is located in the kitchen cabinet, i need to look in the cabinet, i dont know if ours has it.

Phil
Just guessing, but if its an safety override, I imagine it cuts power to the slide switches. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:35 PM   #10
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Our TT had a simple electical rocker switch in the cabinet that shut down the power on the motor. We were told that it was to child proof and prevent accidential movment of the slide.
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