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Old 09-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #11
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Hopefully I am wrong as I have yet to confirm if that is my access since it is sealed up nicely. If and when something does occur you can bet that I will install an access panel if that is not it.
But what I'm concerned with, as mine also has no access panel, is where to start cutting/loosening the underbelly material. I'm betting it'll be raining or snowing when needing done. Can one assume its dead center of the slide?
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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Be careful when pushing the slide. Once I had a problem with a stripped gear box. 3 strong men came over and "helped" me push the slide in. In the process they bent some outside panels. Lots of places are not strong enough for side pressure.

If you don't have access panels, I would talk with the manaf. or others owners that you see about how and where to get to it. There is nothing more frustrating than having a slide problem and not knowing where to start.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #13
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But what I'm concerned with, as mine also has no access panel, is where to start cutting/loosening the underbelly material. I'm betting it'll be raining or snowing when needing done. Can one assume its dead center of the slide?
The only thing you might assume is that it is on the side near the slide out. If you don't have any idea, I would take the lower cover loose on the edge between the middle of the slide and look up in there with a flashlight to mark the spot under the motor. Seems kinda cavalier for the maker not to provide any access.....
If you are mechanically inclined they are easy to work on and trouble shoot. You do need to be able to see the motor.
I have fixed several problems that were just loose nuts on a bolt.
I always carry a small tarp or cardboard to lay on.
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I was told by the dealer, unhook the motor, and push.
Thats a cop out answer!
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:32 AM   #15
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But what I'm concerned with, as mine also has no access panel, is where to start cutting/loosening the underbelly material.......snip
I would first contact Jayco directly (have VIN handy), they may be able to provide a dimensional location of the slide motor from the build drawings.

I removed my slide motor access panel so the I could put a directional arrow on the motor as to which way to turn the hex shaft (to close) in the event I have to do it manually. REASON: Under manual operation the slide moves "extremely slow" and it would be very easy to unintentionally jam the drive mechanism rotating the motor drive hex shaft the wrong way (I know someone that did with a cordless drill). What I did was open the slide 1/2 way, tested the manual operation a 1/2 drive socket wrench, then marked the arrow "close" rotation accordingly.

Some slide manufactures will provide the correct motor rotational information (open/close) in the product documentation for manual operation.

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to get to my motor, It is under the couch, behind a piece of wood
I just disconnect the wires I Hope
Look under the couch, before pulling things a part.
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But what I'm concerned with, as mine also has no access panel, is where to start cutting/loosening the underbelly material. I'm betting it'll be raining or snowing when needing done. Can one assume its dead center of the slide?
If you have a Schwintek slide then the motors are in the wall at the top of the slide walls. You likely have a Schwintek slide if the slide only comes out about 18 inches and not about 3 feet. If the racks are on the end walls of the slide then it is a Schwintek.

Edit: I see you have an Eagle 29.5 RKS, so it's not a Schwintek.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:41 AM   #18
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called Jayco

They were very helpful. My underbelly access cover is ahead of the front axle on the side opposite of the slide out. The tech said that I might want to use a drill if I ever need to manually operate the slide as it takes 100 rotations of the shaft to close.
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