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Old 04-18-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Silly Slide Solution - Manual Method

We just picked up our new Eagle today and were really surprised to discover that the manual retraction mechanism is very difficult to get to. You would have to remove phillips head screws and drop the plate under the motor and reach up with a 3/4" to crank it closed. That's laying underneath the trailer. Very inconvenient, if I could even do it myself these days. This system was adopted, I was told, because whatever was the previous piece kept breaking off. There has to be a better way.

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Old 04-18-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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The slide motor on mine is under the sofa, and the manual retractor is on the bottom of a gear next to it. I can use a Socket wrench if necessary but not an electric drill. Here`s hoping I never need to use it!


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Old 04-18-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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If they were easy, the electric motor would be an option. At least it is not hydraulic. The hydraulic ones have an electric motor plus oil lines, cylinders, and all the problems that come with a more complicated system. If Jayco were hydraulic I would not have bought one.
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