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Old 05-18-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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Slide Out Manual Crank Aerolite 213

Does anyone know where the manual crank connection is for the slide out on this trailer. The guy doing the orientation showed us a tool and said you had to rip off the head board over the slide out. That did not sound right. I did a lot of searching but cannot figure it out.

Expect it will be important some day.
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Does anyone know where the manual crank connection is for the slide out on this trailer. The guy doing the orientation showed us a tool and said you had to rip off the head board over the slide out. That did not sound right. I did a lot of searching but cannot figure it out.

Expect it will be important some day.
If that is where the motor is located he may be right. It depends on what type of slides you have as to the means and methods for operating them manually.

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Old 05-20-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
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If I remember what I was told... dead center on top of slide out.. behind center wood trim.
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If I remember what I was told... dead center on top of slide out.. behind center wood trim.
On our camper, it's was just pin nails holding it up. I last time it fell off I put it back with some real finishing nails.
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Thank You. That is consistent with what the dealership said although they were not as specific about left or right side. Turns out neither. I would have had more confidence if he did not keep saying, "I think".

I will have to research how that header comes off but on first impression it looks like you have to pry it off. Maybe you can push it up with two people. Hard to believe you would have to ruin the header to get to the mechanism.
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Thank You. That is consistent with what the dealership said although they were not as specific about left or right side. Turns out neither. I would have had more confidence if he did not keep saying, "I think".

I will have to research how that header comes off but on first impression it looks like you have to pry it off. Maybe you can push it up with two people. Hard to believe you would have to ruin the header to get to the mechanism.
Unless they have changed their fasteners, you won't have to use much more than your bare hands to pull it off. Just don't try to drive the pins out the front, pull them out from the back side and you won't damage it.
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Thank You. Does not sound too bad. Hopefully it will never be needed.
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Thank You. Does not sound too bad. Hopefully it will never be needed.
If it's any consolation, my slide has been in and out probably 30+ times in the last year and a half, with zero problems. I'm actually impressed with how fast it goes in and out. Most of schwintecs problems seem to be with the big fancy slides on those high dollar voltages

Just keep it lubed with this http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Industrial.../dp/B000P1E7ZS
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Just ordered it. Just on the cables I assume.
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Just ordered it. Just on the cables I assume.
You have a cable slide? Whoops, i'm sure it needs lubing, but I was referring the the "old" system from 2014. Forgot they went to cable slides.
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