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Posted: 06/27/21 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mattyj wrote:

I’m not really worried about any factor, I just had questions, for instance is there a manual crank to crank out a slide out if it gets stuck in the out or in position?


Yes. Pretty much a standard feature on any camper (or RV in general) with slide(s). Haven't had to use it myself as of yet, but our 910 DB has a switch to disable the motor right above the slide in/out switch.
Supposedly trying to move the slide manually without disabling the motor first is quite a bit harder.

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Also if you’re up in the cab over is there ever a switch option to close the slide from bed?


No, not stock out of the box. Two RVs ago we had a TT that had everything (slider, awning, stabilizers) controlled from a touch screen wireless remote. It wasn't the slickest interface, but it worked very well. Our 910 DB has a wireless remote for the Happi-Jac stabilizers, but the controls for the slide and awning are just inside the door under the oven. Basically you open the door, reach in and they are right there. It'd be kind of a cool DIY electronics project to make a remote of some sort... [emoticon]

My understanding is this model has a Happi-Jac slide mechanism, which is supposed to be sturdier and/or less fussy than the Schwinntek about partial opening.

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Let's not get into paranoia.
I parted camper with 20 years old slide and it never failed.
Inspecting it after removal show some bend rail, what might be due to overload, maybe due to camper frame failing in slide corner at 1 time, but the slide never failed to close or open.
Dealing with modern gadgetry, I have a feeling that those touch pads can fail faster than slide mechanism.





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^Bingo. Fear of the unknown coupled with the general pessimism of rvnet is really a bit much sometimes


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