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Old 09-30-2020, 01:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Rockwood Roo 2010 21ss - Manually open slide out

The motor keeps "burning out" with my Rockwood Roo 21ss (2010). I'm looking at replacing it for the 4th time in 5 years.

Aside from this problem and expense, I understand there is a way to manually open and close the slideout but I can't find any documentation on this. I searched under the trailer and can't seem to locate or figure out how this can be done.

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 09-30-2020, 04:24 PM   #2
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Do you know which type slideout mechanism you have?
Is it the thru-frame slide where the racks are under the slide? If so there should be a hole on the opposite side of the RV from where the slide is? There's a handle that fits over a shaft that's extended from the motor gearbox that you turn to operate the slide.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:25 AM   #3
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i would suspect something is not quite right with the slide to keep burning out the motor.

When I bought our 2016 23WS hybrid, I asked this question in the PDI and was told to access the motor under the couch to manually operate the slide. The front panel on the couch base is just velcro'd in place and it comes off to expose the slide mechanisms.
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Old 10-01-2020, 08:48 AM   #4
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Do you know which type slideout mechanism you have?
Is it the thru-frame slide where the racks are under the slide? If so there should be a hole on the opposite side of the RV from where the slide is? There's a handle that fits over a shaft that's extended from the motor gearbox that you turn to operate the slide.
I don't know what "thru-slide. It is a single motor that powers two frame bars underneath the trailer/slideout section. I cannot find any hole and I can't seem to find where a manual crank would attach.

I will look tonight.
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Can you post a pic of the mechanism?

Does it look something like this?

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Old 10-01-2020, 09:53 AM   #6
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There's a fitting on the motor on my 23SS that allows the furnished crank to be fitted. Turning the crank moves the slide. If you've had the motor off 4 times it should be easy to see if yours is the same.

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I have a 2009 ROO, and don't have the crank, unless it is the same crank that operates the stabilizers (3/4" socket). I'd love to see a picture of the crank.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:28 PM   #8
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Here ya go:



https://www.rvupgradestore.com/crank...hoCZt4QAvD_BwE

Slotted socket on the end fits a cross bolt on the back of the motor shaft.

Again, I have a 23SS where the slide motor is inside the camper under the sofa that sits in the slide. 21SS access will be different if I remember how the floor slides in it.

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Old 10-02-2020, 08:56 AM   #9
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From memory , on our 21SS the hole for the manual crank is above the steps on the other side of the trailer from the slideout. the crank was in the front storage area when we got it.


I know ours came with 2 crank handles. 1 for jacks, 1 for electric jack override.

I don't recall which this is, but I suspect it is the same as the one for the jack, which was a smaller socket.
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no manual crank

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From memory , on our 21SS the hole for the manual crank is above the steps on the other side of the trailer from the slideout. the crank was in the front storage area when we got it.
Thx! I will take a look as soon as I get home. We bought the trailer used 5 years ago and the only crank that came with it is the one for the legs. Perhaps (if the hole is there) it is the same crank for the slideout.
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Old 10-03-2020, 10:04 AM   #11
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My frame on the 2010 looks like this:


The motor is in the middle of the slidethru frame.
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Old 10-03-2020, 10:44 AM   #12
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Manual Crank - cannot locate

Here is a pic of the bottom of the trailer. I cannot find this GD manual crank option.
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Can you post a pic of the mechanism?

Does it look something like this?

I think I have the center motor slideout (see the attached images)
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Yeah, that's what you have, the center motor unit.

On the gearbox opposite the motor should be a 3/4" hex stub shaft. That's the manual operator for the slide. They recommend using a ratchet and 3/4" socket to manually operate the slide, but you might want to try a cordless drill.
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Old 10-04-2020, 11:43 PM   #15
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The manual crank rod sticks through the frame to the left and behind the steps. It is somewhat hard to see but it is there. If everything is working correctly then it should crank very easily. If it doesn't then you may need to adjust it. Keep in mind that the front of the slide out should close slightly ahead of the rear. I believe the adjustments are explained in the manual TRPYPC sent to you.
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