The slide on my 2010 Gulfstream Kingsport won't slide in. It's not making any kind of noise, just doing nothing. I slid it out a couple of days ago for the first time since last fall, and it hesitated before sliding. Then tonight nothing at all when i tried to retract it.
I know it can be manually slid in but i've not done it before and it's something the dealer didn't show me - i assume because you have to take the couch apart to get to the motor and he didn't want to do that. So, is there anyone with this same TT who can talk me thru it? A friend mentioned there may be a "brake" i need to release somehow? Help please!
2011 Gulfstream Kingsport (24'05", dry weight 4824, GVWR 7410)
2009 F150 5.4 V8 4WD SuperCrew
Equal-i-zer hitch, Prodigy brake controller
& a bunch of black and white dogs!
A friend just called and suggested i doublecheck the battery connections, which i'll do first thing in the morning. My panel says i have fully charged batteries but maybe something has come loose. So the slide is typically only 12v, not house power?
My slide did the same, and my fuse had blown. It is in the battery box on mine. My manual slide shaft is behind the steps, no crank was supplied, so i made one up. The shaft is opposite the slide, in line with the motor mechanism. It has a roll pin thru it for the crank to turn. Do you have an enclos
ed underbelly? If not it will be easy to find. Some have to be turned with a rachet. Good luck, hope you dont have to remove the couch.
Well, i went out to crawl around and figure this thing out this morning. I unplugged the shore power, hit the slide button, and it slid right in. Plugged it back up and it's still working just fine. I did go ahead and take the front off the couch so i could check the motor. It was pretty easy and the crank nut is right at the front. At least now when it starts acting up as i drive across country in a couple of weeks, i'll know how to access it and crank it in. You KNOW it will, probably in a Walmart parking lot in some remote little place!
I didn't check the battery terminals for corrosion but i'll be doing that ASAP. If the slide really is only powered by 12V and not shore power, that might explain it "fixing" itself like that. I can't really think of anything else other than maybe the switch itself trying to go bad?