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Old 07-20-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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I am still saving/looking for a new (maybe used) travel trailer.

How high on the list of things that are likely to wear out/break are the slideouts?
Does Jayco have an extended warranty on the rails motor etc.?
If the motor dies on a camping trip, can you manually push it back in or are you stuck driving down the interstate with it hanging out?
How often should you lube the rails, just when you winterize? ..dewinterize?

For reference, I am looking at the X213.
The x213 has a crank handle for the motor that is located inside just below the slideout in case the motor fails to pull it in. I have a 5 yr extended warranty that I purchased. We love this trailer....
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #12
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Appears that many 213's with slide extension problems, ours included, have had original equipment gold colored motor replaced on warranty with a silver colored motor that seeems to solve the issue. We also love our trailer, we shopped long and hard to find a unit with a bed where I could (at 6'4") sleep confortably.
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Appears that many 213's with slide extension problems, ours included, have had original equipment gold colored motor replaced on warranty with a silver colored motor that seeems to solve the issue. We also love our trailer, we shopped long and hard to find a unit with a bed where I could (at 6'4") sleep confortably.
My 2012 32TSBH has gold colored ones. Glad I bought that extended warranty!
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #14
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I would love to learn how to bring the slide in manually as well as the awning in the event we ever have a problem. If either one stopped working on my next trip out I would have no idea what to do.

The manual is very vague on this with no specifics about where to look or what to do. On my sofa slide there is a gear under the sofa that has a bolt on the bottom. To manually move the slide I attach a socket with a 1/2" ratchet to the bolt and turn it. One way extends the slide, the other way retracts it. And it takes a bunch of turns to fully retract even this shallow slide. I only stumbled onto this procedure by investigating it myself, I wanted to know how to retract the slide in the event of a failure while camping. Never had to use it though in nearly three years of owning this unit.
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