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Old 01-01-2014, 08:39 AM   #11
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Anyway it is described it is not a good sound to hear and somebody has to be a quick draw champion to operate it.

Jayco could and should look at this, if they decide to keep the slide system may I suggest limit switches.


This is not an electric screwdriver.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:49 AM   #12
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Soon as mine starts clicking I just release the switch, easy peasey. Been doing that for four years now without issue. I did have a hard time figuring out where the manual override is as there was no mention of it in the manuals. After locating it I tried it out and it takes a whole lot of cranks on the ratchet wrench to move it in or out.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:11 AM   #13
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And could they have made it any more difficult to move them manually?
cekkk, I have the same trailer as you. I was curious as to how to operate the slides manually. I have located the slide motors under the camper behind the "doors" in the underbelly. Is that where the manual operation takes place? The camper is in storage now and I was hoping you could save me a trip over there to get the manual. On my previous Flagstaff, there was a hole in the side of the camper to stick a rod into to move the slide manually. Sorry to get off topic here. Terry
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:55 AM   #14
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snip........I was curious as to how to operate the slides manually. I have located the slide motors under the camper behind the "doors" in the underbelly. Is that where the manual operation takes place?.......snip
Yes...., with the frame mounted motor style slides.

The following pics are of my '05' Eagle 278FBS:



Attached a socket/wrench to the hex shaft sticking out from the motor/clutch housing to manually operate the slide. As Crabman stated it's a slow process..., and make sure you are turning the hex shaft in the right direction to avoid binding the motor/clutch.



Hope this helps.

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Old 01-01-2014, 05:03 PM   #15
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Sorry again off topic.....Does that hex shaft just happen to be the same size as the sissor jack nut? If so could you use the cordless drill to operate or does it take more torque than a cordless can deliver?
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TCNashville, I admit I didn't look in the manual. Mine is pretty Jayco generic and I don't find it all that useful. I'd guess that it may not even be in the manual but in another document put out by the slide manufacturer. But I don't know.

Thanks for the pics, Rusticeagle. I asked early on how to close them manually. Hopefully I'll never have the problem, but if it comes to that I've been told it take a bit of time to open the access panel and a bunch more to screw it back in. Is that right? Also, if a drill would do it, would it have to be a right-angle tool? We may be off topic but this is very helpful to me and I'd guess many others.
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Sorry again off topic.....Does that hex shaft just happen to be the same size as the sissor jack nut? If so could you use the cordless drill to operate or does it take more torque than a cordless can deliver?
I can't recall if the hex shaft is the same size as a wheel lug nut...., but if I had t guess I would say it's smaller.

All the Lippert documents that I recall viewing they didn't reference the use of a power tool for manual slide operation. My concern with a power tool would be turning in the wrong direction and binding/damaging the motor/clutch before you could shut it down. Also, the power drill rotation speed could be an issue. Just my own thoughts.

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snip....... I've been told it take a bit of time to open the access panel and a bunch more to screw it back in. Is that right?....snip
Depends on the location of the access panel. The only reason I removed my panel (I didn't have to cut my way in) was to insure it was the right panel, it was, and it was an easy task. Also wanted to check how easy it would be to get to the motor. Putting the panel back on was easy.

If anyone has the ability to perform a manual slide operation should it be required.., during a lazy moment I would recommend removing the panel for a "look-see".

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I have 2 access panels [fore & aft], one for each slide. I think it was about 8 screws each and it was an easy removal. On mine, it seemed like they overlaid a slightly larger piece of underbelly to use as the "door". I don't have the wood frame as Bob does. My slide motors look just like Bob's as well and as I recall, there wasn't enough room to get a drill in there.
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snip...... I don't have the wood frame as Bob does.....snip
The wood frame incorporated by Jayco ....., kinda nice insuring that the screws will draw in tight....., a lot better then just the thin underbelly material.

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