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Old 03-28-2015, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question Jay flight manually retract the slide?

So when we did our whole training at pick up I feel like the guy was kinda new and clueless. Most of my questions he had to go ask someone. I asked how to retract the slide manually if something goes wrong. He looked all over then told me you can't on the Jay Flight. Please tell me he was wrong and just clueless. This is something I want to know how to do for that "just in case" Thanks
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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Yes you can. There is an access compartment in the underbelly. Pretty sure it takes a 5/8 or 3/4" wrench.
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:10 AM   #3
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I had to locate the manual slide retractor myself as well, there was no mention of it in the manual. On mine it is under the sofa on the motor gear.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:57 AM   #4
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On my 32BHDS there is not a manual crank to retract the slide.
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Old 03-28-2015, 07:44 PM   #5
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I have a 2012 Jayco Jayflight 29 RLDS and in the owners manual it shows you how to bring the slide in manually. BUT the picture is so close up you can see the nut to turn but don't have any idea where it is located.
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Old 03-28-2015, 08:43 PM   #6
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In my case if I need to retract the slide manually I am supposed to crawl under the TT and remove the underbelly and then unbolt the slide motor and then use a rachet on the slide mechanism to retract the slide. Seems like a lot of work.
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Old 03-28-2015, 10:39 PM   #7
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We have a slide on each side of our unit. The street side manual operator can be reached by removing a panel underneath. The curb side was a different matter. I removed the underbelly panel and discovered that the bolt to put the ratchet on was within 1/2" of the frame, making it impossible to get a ratchet on. I had to cut a hole in the frame so access could be made from outside the unit. Takes a little looking to find the things. Best to find out now how to do it rather than having to find this out when you're out on the road. I think someone at the factory just missed cutting the hole on mine.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:37 AM   #8
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We have the same rig as the OP. There is a small piece of underbelly to remove underneath. If you look under there near the main door you'll see it. I haven't removed mine yet, but probably will now. I've heard so many dos and don'ts on these type of lippert slides I'm not sure what the proper thing to do is. Remove power, don't remove power, undo motor and on the suggestions go. I'd have to look and make a judgement call myself. If you had to do anything other than crank the thing with a ratchet, you'd think they'd post a warning next to the slide motor stating what to do or what not to do. Then again, I'd have to pay more for the rv because of an added sticker.

On another note, that's just pitiful, but all too common for a salesman to say something like that. I have too much fun with them. I already know the answer to every question I ask, but want to see how much they lie.
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The salesman for our 26 BHS said to crawl under the trailer with two big adjustable wrenches and then somehow use them to retract the slide. I don't have an enclosed underbelly, and think I know where to use them. Real instructions should have been provided.
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On another note, that's just pitiful, but all too common for a salesman to say something like that. I have too much fun with them. I already know the answer to every question I ask, but want to see how much they lie.
That's hilarious. I kinda did the same thing to the tech during my walkthrough, especially when he said my electric awning wasn't adjustable. Knowing full well that it was, I asked him what are these 5 holes here for. On the thread note, my manual slide ops are accessible from "ports" in the underbelly.
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