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Old 04-08-2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Manual crank for slide out

Where is the Manual crank position to use for any issues with the slide out if needed on a 33 foot Jay Flight RLDS.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Good question. I would like to know where it is on my 321RLTS also.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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X2 for my 321rlts. I have never had a problem, but I have to admit that after reading about all of the slide issues that other forum members have experienced, I keep my fingers crossed every time I put the slides out put them in.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #4
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Simple answer is that it's located near/at the slide motor, but finding it may not be as simple. On some models there will be a place identified by a sticker on the outside of the trailer, some are accessed from within the TT, but on many units it will be located underneath the TT.

In my case there is a small access panel that I can remove from my enclosed underbelly that provides access to the motor where I can attach a crank (or wrench) to manually move the slide.

My panel opening:



Slide Motor:



If you have trouble accessing the slide motor, contact your dealer or Jayco to confirm the manual location area.

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #5
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I don't now about any other models but I found the hand crank on my 321RLTS.
There is 2 place's 1 on each side of the spare tire for each slide. You have to lower the spare to access the screws holding up the covering on the under belly. The screws look like a torx head but they are a square drive. I took out the dozen screws or so and the slide-out motor was in center of the opening. It takes a 5/8 socket to turn It. If you ever need to put your slide-out in in this manor be prepared to be awhile cause you can barely see the gears move when you are cranking.
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The access panel on the 322FKS is the same but no tire to move.
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Thanks all for the information. One last question, when using the rachet does that release so you push the slide in or does it actually draw the slide as you use turn the rachet. Great inform from all, Thanks.
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Thanks all for the information. One last question, when using the rachet does that release so you push the slide in or does it actually draw the slide as you use turn the rachet. Great inform from all, Thanks.
The ratchet turns the motor and gears.
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snip.......does it actually draw the slide as you use turn the rachet......snip
Yes.

Word of caution; When turning the slide motor drive manually the slide will move extremely slow...., make sure that the slide is moving in the proper direction (open/close) to avoid damaging the motor drive assembly or drive mounting.

Confirming proper rotation at motor drive: The best method is to open the slide about a foot automatically while it's functioning properly, then turn off power to the slide, now manually turn the motor drive and confirm the rotation at the motor drive that "closes" the slide. Mark the drive with a rotation arrow so that in the event you have to manually operate the slide the proper rotation/slide direction is known.

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If the gear box fails, the crank will be useless.

If the motor fails, the manual crank will work.

Pray you never need to use it. It will happen when it's cold and raining. Laying on the wet ground under the trailer, is not much fun.
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