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Old 09-02-2016, 03:02 PM   #21
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Ok great! I am off to pick up a Honda 2000w inverter generator now.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 09-06-2016, 07:59 PM   #22
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So our first three night trip out - no heater use only lights/water pump and the battery did not have enough juice to pull in the slide. It stopped part way through and something inside the trailer beeped. I didn't even bother fiddling with it - I just hooked up the generator and problem solved. I will never go anywhere dry camping without this generator. Super quiet, small, and easy to use. Love it!

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Old 09-06-2016, 08:35 PM   #23
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Three nights on a single battery? That's better than I'd have guessed for most people, probably puts a fair amount of wear on the battery though. Generator comes in handy, huh?
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:50 PM   #24
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You can always just hand crank it in. the jack handle will have the same socket that the rear slide has. Even the "big" TT's and FW slides can be manually operated.
I am curious on this. I have looked at mine, and unless its above the the thermal package undercoating, I don't think my large dining room/couch slide has any sort of a manual crank attachment. Dropping the undercoating is definitely NOT something you want to have to do at the camping spot.

My smaller slide is a schwintek style slide, from what I have read the only way to manually slide those (with no electricity) is to remove the motors and push it by hand, and you then have to reseat the motor or secure the slide in with wood blocks so it doesn't fly out on the first corner. There is a manual electrical operation at the computer controller if the 2 sides get out of sync, but it still requires power.

I am dreading the day either one of these slides decides not to go out, or worse IN when at a campground. I was surprised they don't seem to have an easy manual option.
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