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Old 05-06-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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Manual slide operation TIP:

Once you locate and access your manual slide connection for the first time, open your slide about 1ft. using the automatic button inside your TT. Now go back to your manual slide connection point, attach the Jayco supplied crank lever (or your ratchet), but make note as to the hand rotation required (clockwise/counter clockwise) to close the slide. Write this information down, and/or mark the access panel with a rotation arrow/note.

It takes a long time to open/close a slide manually, very little slide movement, and if you are rotating the manual hand crank in the wrong direction against an extended or retracted slide position, you will be putting unwanted force against the slide motor and possibly bend the motor mount.

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Manual slide operation TIP:

Once you locate and access your manual slide connection for the first time, open your slide about 1ft. using the automatic button inside your TT. Now go back to your manual slide connection point, attach the Jayco supplied crank lever (or your ratchet), but make note as to the hand rotation required (clockwise/counter clockwise) to close the slide. Write this information down, and/or mark the access panel with a rotation arrow/note.

It takes a long time to open/close a slide manually, very little slide movement, and if you are rotating the manual hand crank in the wrong direction against an extended or retracted slide position, you will be putting unwanted force against the slide motor and possibly bend the motor mount.

Bob

That`s a good point I never thought of. It would be good to know ahead of time which way to crank it so you do not go the wrong way.
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:19 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info Bob. At least Jayco dosn't use hydraulic slides. They are just one more thing to go wrong. ( how do I know this? Ex Keystone owner.)
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Thanks for the info Bob. At least Jayco dosn't use hydraulic slides. They are just one more thing to go wrong. ( how do I know this? Ex Keystone owner.)
Here is a challenge for you.. name one thing on a Keystone that works right... Another EX-Keystone owner..:lightning::lightning:
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Seann, we seem to have a lot of bad memories in common. Next winter we should meet up in Az and tip a few cold ones and compare notes.
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Seann, we seem to have a lot of bad memories in common. Next winter we should meet up in Az and tip a few cold ones and compare notes.
Keystone Zeppelin.. not much more needs to be said... Did you know that a few years ago one entire shift at Keystone got arrested for drug sales/use.. that is why a lot of us call them Keystoners...
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I didn't know about the Keystoners

When we made the move to upgrade our tt, we had narrowed our search down to three companies... one went out of business two years ago leaving just the Jayco and Keystone. We scoured the net for info good/bad on both. Having a slide for the first time, we especially researched that. Found A LOT of bad for Keystone from the slide, to leaks, to poor customer service during the one year warranty period. Glad we went with Jayco, and camping in it for 5+ months in the 20 months we had it, still no problems with the slide. Hope it stays that way
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Yeah, the manual crank nut is adjacent to the slide motor. You need to remove the cover under the trailer to expose both. Not convenient location, but Id find it before you need it in a hurry.
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I have a 2011 X26P (rear and side sildes). My rear slide (which is the bed, similar to the X213) will not extend out all the way, stopping about 8 inches from fully extended. To retract it, I need to give a few manual cranks before the motor will engage. Any advice from the nice folks on this forum?
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