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Old 06-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Slideout not extending

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We have a 24FBS and today I tried extending the slideout. It didn't extend and I heard a "clicking" noise coming from underneath the trailer.

I tried this both with the trailer plugged into the house and using the battery on the trailer. Same thing. I retracted the slideout last week and there was no problem.

The slideout retracted okay, it looks straight and not like it is off center or something.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #2
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Look at the slide motor and see what is happening. If you don't see anything binding, try having someone hold the out switch and give it a little help getting started to see if it is in to far. Is it in warranty?
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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no, I don't believe it is under warranty. I had a crack in my flooring from last winter and my dealer said it wasn't covered under warranty, so I doubt this would be covered.

I will try your suggestion.
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It might be that the brake has come loose so that the motor is not engaging. This is the brake that you release when you need to manually crank the slide in or out. Reference the operators manual for your unit that describes emergency procedure for cranking the slide manually.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:17 PM   #5
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Sorry if this is dumb, but I am not sure where the brake is. The motor is under the trailer nearer to the right side wheels. It has a small square hole on it which I assume is for cracking it out or in.

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Old 06-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #6
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On my rig the slide brake is mounted on the rear of the slide motor. It has a second set of wires pigtailed off the drive motor that go in the back where the brake is located. When you push the button to open or close the slide, 12vdc is also applied to the brake to disable it.

That is how mine works and yours may not be the same. Some internet research may be needed to verify they work the same.
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Angry Stuck slideout

You did not state the year of your Jayco,but Jayco has an issue with slideout motors. If the dealer won't help contact Jayco Direct. I have a 2010 Eagle 322FKS and both of my slide motors had to be replaced. My unit was under warranty. There have been alot of posting on this site about slideout issues.
I hope Jayco would out a solution with you if the dealer won't? Did you buy it new?
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I've got an 08 322FKS that has the same problems. Jayco did not do anything and also the dealer did not help. The problem did not happen every time and they claimed they could not repeat it.

I now know to jog the slide in, even tho it is already all the way in, then try to go out and it has always worked. I only find it has a problem about once every dozen times and it is corrected quite quickly.

My dealer failed to pursue it and I also was too easily pleased. After 4 years i've learned to live with it.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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One of my slide motors was acting the same way. I had to help it get in and out. Dealer could not duplicate problem. In about a month of use, it finally quit. Jayco and my dealer replaced the motor/gearbox and all is well.
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Don - first off, there are no dumb questions - we all have to learn at some point, so ask away.

Now, as to the slideout brake - as Norty1 previously mentioned, the brake release lever is mounted on the back of the slideout motor. If you have an underbelly, you will have to find the appropriate panel to remove, probably with a ScruLox (square head) screwdriver, to gain access to the motor. Then rotate the release lever about 1/8 turn counter clockwise. This will allow the entire slideout to be free to move. You can then use a 3/4" socket and ratchet to turn the drive shaft and move the slideout in the desired direction. According to my manual, you can turn the driveshaft from either end, and there is a possibility that another underbelly panel will have to be removed to expose one end of the driveshaft, depending on how long it is. This length varies with the size of the slideout.

In your case, I was thinking that perhaps this brake release lever has broken or come loose, and the clicking sound you hear might be related.
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