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Old 10-17-2014, 02:28 PM   #1
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Only 1 slide came in and than the other 2 wouldn't move. Anyone have any suggestions?

When closing our 2007 Cedar Creek 5th wheel for the season last Sunday everything was going well, we were just about done, just needed to close the slides. We started to close them and the bedroom slide, which is the smallest, went right in no problem, but when we went to close the others nothing moved. The motor seems to sound fine,it's running the same as it did when it pulled the bedroom slide in, but nothing is moving. We see that we can do it manually with a power drill but we need a special bit for that and don't know where we can get one as we've enquires at RV places around here and no one seems to know what we are talking about.
Cb anyone offer some suggestions? We need help!
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #2
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Call Cedar Creek parts dept admin. If it is the same as the new ones they can send you one. If they changed might be tough. Attached is there phone # good luck
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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Our Wildcat has two different type slide drives - a cable driven bedroom slide with the motor inside the RV above the slide. This slide needs a 'special' tool/bit to drive the motor with a drill. Our tool/bit was missing too, and Wildcat Chris said they were normally shipped in the fridge. Dealer got us one from another Wildcat he had on the lot (found one tool/bit in about 10 units he checked).

The living room slide in our Wildcat is a screw type drive that takes a crank handle inserted into a hole on the opposite side on the exterior of the RV to crank it in. We had problems with the supplied crank handle not properly fitting that shaft, but the dealer modified ours until we got it to work on the slide, the landing gear, and the rear stabilizers.

The 'special' bit isn't all that special and can probably be found in the tool department at a hardware store. It's a flex shaft with, I believe, an allen type head. Not sure exactly what size or exact shape as I don't have it in hand. The flex shaft can be bought separately and then a set of bits that fit into the flex shaft and the motor shaft shouldn't be too dificult to find.

One other thing to consider: The owner's manual for the rear stabilizers says to disconnect the battery before manually cranking the motor with the hand crank shaft. Not sure if the same precaution should be taken when manually moving the slides, but thought I'd mention it.

Sorry for your troubles. Hope you get the problem resolved.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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Not familiar with the 07 CC -are the slides hydraulic or motor driven?

If hydraulic, ours has shut off valves for each slide out, is it possible someone turn off the hydraulic valves ??
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:26 PM   #5
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If your motor / pump is running, then no need to use the bit, as that's all the drill is going to do is turn the motor / pump. Obviously you don't have any isolation valves closed if you deployed them fine. Possible pump issue, hydraulic ram issue? I can't help much. I'm assuming you have 1 slide switch, and they come in starting with the smaller slide first, or do you have multiple switches? Not familiar with the 2007.
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When things calm down, fill us in with what happened and the fix.
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:36 PM   #7
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If you turned the hydraulic valves off for any reason and then back open while pushing the button .they need to reprime the limes. And then go inside and use the slides control in the rv
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We did turn them on and off when it wasn't working. How do we reprime?
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Purging procedures from Lippert Systems:

http://lci1.com/assets/content/suppo...sheet/0183.pdf


and here is their level-up systems page:

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:09 AM   #10
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Thank you so much! We will give it a try this weekend and let you know how it works out!
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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My Creek is doing the same. Bedroom slides in no problem, the two bigger slides don't want to move.
I've turned my valves and never had to reprime?
Make sure you have enough fluid (trans fluid) in the reservoir. The slides may just be sticking and need of some lube, unfortunately I'm no RV repairman or mine would be fixed by now & I would share the knowledge.
In a pinch you can have someone help push the slide from the outside while you push the button to help it start moving.
I was alone and had to use a large 7/8 (I believe) open end wrench to turn the bar that runs between the two slide out tracks under the slide. Once the slide was about 1/3 of the way in the hydraulics took over and the slides closed.
If and when you find the issue please post up & let us know.
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:35 PM   #12
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We have come back out to the camper again today, unfortunately I don't even see where a manual crank for the slides would be underneath the slides? The hydraulic motor is running, but it is just sucking up the fluid not moving the slides. Does anybody know enough about it to give us an idea of where and how to locate the 7/8 bit we need to find to do it manually?
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Old 11-08-2014, 01:45 PM   #13
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You have to crawl under the trailer and look the manual crank is under the slide room.
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:02 PM   #14
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We are under there but don't see a manual slide crank? What does it look like?
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You should have gotten a crank handle with your trailer. That goes on the end of the cross over rod. There should be a roll pin near one end. The handle is slotted and goes over the end to crank the slide in.
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I figured that's what that crank was for but we just can't seem to figure out where it fits?
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There is a roll pin on both ends and it doesn't seem to fit?
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #18
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Ok, look for the cross shaft that connects both sides of the drive to the hydraulic ram.
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The square bar that goes from each side across the middle right?
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One of the ends is where you attach the handle
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