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Old 04-17-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Question Fella's

I was out this weekend with a friend and he has a new Rockwood Trailer. We went to leave and unfortaneltly his slide would not slide back in. He went to manually retract it and it was a nightmare. We did not think to check the fuse at the battery. That aside his bolt broke off the manual slide crank, so we had to leave the trailer at the camprground. Bummer,,,

My question is I have a Jayco G2 33rlds. I am sure this is the worst feeling so I want to be prepared if at all possible. How is the best way and how Do I get my slide in if the motor fails. His was only moving a 1/2 inch for every 10 wrench cranks insane...

Any responses I appreciate, if you have specific wrench sizes I will need or socket etc...all the better. If I am able to use cordless drill etc...If anyone has had to do it any advice etc... I gotta say I hope to God this never happens to us. This was the worst...


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Old 04-17-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly, my 2006 Jayco's slide motor has a shaft that goes directly through it. At its head end, the shaft has a hex size shape. Its accessable shape appears to be perfect for a wrench, socket and if possible, a cordless 18V drill (with proper sized socked). A drill that has torque with both "R" and "F" ability. Perhaps a cordless socket (special attachment ???) could be used on your slide system as well. Perhaps a "good look" at your slide system &/or slide motor can be done.


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Old 04-17-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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I would think that ten cranks per inch would be about right. You are moving a lot of weight with a small handle. I have seen people use cordless impact wrenches to run them in and out and also for the stabalizer jacks.
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Old 07-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #4
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If yours is like mine, a 2009 Jayco 320, your access point is beneath your trailer. You will see access panels (2 ft x 2ft) corrugated plastic like the underpanel material is. You will need a screwdriver to remove them. (I use a 18 volt drill because I have to do it so much) after removing them you will use a 3/4 wrench or socket/ratchet to turn the crank. You might want to make sure the nut is on the end of the shaft now, mine were missing so I had to take a file and modify a socket to fit the shaft and roll pin to get the shaft to move. I've found if you can get the slide to move, then the motors will finish the job for you. I've gotten a lotttttt of experience doing this with mine!
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