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Old 08-30-2010, 10:34 PM   #1
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Manual Operation of Slide

on a 2006 8285SS 5er. Does anyone know how to manually extend or retract the slide? Just need to know in case of emergency. The last Coachman we owned had a hydraulic jack that operated the slide in an emergency.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:26 PM   #2
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Try a search, the question has been asked many times over in many threads. I'm thinking the answer is here already in one of the older posts.
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on a 2006 8285SS 5er. Does anyone know how to manually extend or retract the slide? Just need to know in case of emergency. The last Coachman we owned had a hydraulic jack that operated the slide in an emergency.

One of my first issues. Here is the manual.

Short answer is the landing gear crank turns the stub in the OPPOSITE slide skirt hole.
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One of my first issues. Here is the manual.

Short answer is the landing gear crank turns the stub in the OPPOSITE slide skirt hole.
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He sent me some pictures of his slide. It is an older model that has a large gear case showing with a T- shaft coming out of it. I sent him an email with a general idea what the tool looks like to manually crank the slide in.

We will just wait and see if he finds the crank in his rig.

Here is the picture he sent me.
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The 2006 models user M-Tech slides.
The trailer should have been supplied with a crank to manually operate the slide room. Below is a link to the Trouble shooting page. You can see the crank in one of the views.

http://mteccorporation.com/downloads...frameslide.pdf
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Thanks guys for the help...haven't seen the crank but will start looking..this unit was 1 owner and I purchased from a dealer..may have to locate a crank elsewhere...any suggestion on maintenance of slide/tracks/ motor etc. so as not to use crank?
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..any suggestion on maintenance of slide/tracks/ motor etc. so as not to use crank?
NAPA Chain & Gear lube, part # 1370.
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Lube

Thanks for the info!
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There is a special track lube that is dry so as to not attract dirt. RV dealers carry it.

Also don't forget to silicone the seals as most extend/retract failures are the result of seals sticking to the walls.

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If you can't find a crank, you can make one.

This guy used a pipe nipple, slotted one end and welded a nut and bolt on the other.

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If you can't find a crank, you can make one.

This guy used a pipe nipple, slotted one end and welded a nut and bolt on the other.


Mike, you have pictures of everything.
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Mike, you have pictures of everything.
Not me. The internet has pictures of everything.
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