Stew Oleson shows you how to hand crank a RV slide out when it's jammed in the out position. It's a bit of work, but with your owner's manual, a wrench and a few minutes of time, you can get it retracted back into your coach so you can travel again (maybe to the repair shop).
After the Slide out is cranked in does it need to be locked to make sure it doesn't rollout on it's own?ReplyDelete
YES !! IT SHOULD BE LOCKED . OTHER WISE AS YOU DRIVE ALONG YOUR SLIDE WILL OPEN ALONG THE HIGHWAY OR OTHER YOU ARE ONDelete
shouldn't a person re-set the motor brake after pulling the slide in to reduce the possibility of the slideout moving when the RV is moved? My slideout has locking clamps, which probably can't be set by handReplyDelete
How do you do a slide-out on a 5th wheel, all you ever do is on a motor home. I own a 38' 5th wheel with 4 slides and electric jacks, how do I get these in and up. Can you do demonstrations with a 5th wheel sometimes?ReplyDelete
I own a (used) 5er and my first question is...where's the Owner's manual? One didn't come with mine, and it took several attempts to get one sent to me from the manufacturer...and when it arrived, it was generic...covering every trailer they ever made...not trailer specific. My advice is to try and find out who made your slideout (like a Lippert perhaps) and get a manual from them. BobDelete
Anonymous #3 -- You'd do what Stew and the technician started with, which is reading your owners' manual, because it likely explains the process. RVs of all types use many of the same slideout mechanisms. Trying to specifically explain how yours would be move in under emergency circumstances would be difficult because you may have one of several different brands of slideout mechanisms. Check the owners' manual first, then perhaps inquire with a local RV technician if in doubt. Good luck!ReplyDelete