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Old 05-25-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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Good idea Wired, I have some PB Blaster so Ill try that. I had read that you should disconnect the battery before you overide so you won't hurt the battery. I will use my 1/2" beaker also. Hope I dont break anything.

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I'd recommend a silicone spray, dirt doesn't stick to it. Otherwise you'll replace the rust & corrosion with dust & dirt.
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Old 05-25-2018, 03:48 PM   #12
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Thanks Texans, I have some RV silicone, I will use that.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:18 PM   #13
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Thanks Texans, I have some RV silicone, I will use that.
Good call!
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:23 AM   #14
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Have to disagree here. PB Blaster is very light but is a penetrating oil. It will evaporate and you won't get any dirt clinging to it. The silicon spray stuff is OK for some things but just won't penetrate corrosion which is obviously the problem here. You can try it first as it won't do any harm but I am pretty sure it won't help.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:12 AM   #15
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Slide manual locations. Hydraulic: need to release pressure at manifo

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I have an 02 Cougar 245EFS 5th wheel and was wondering how to overide the electric slide out. I can't find where you would attach a ratchet or crank handle. This is a small slide out and is electric only, no hydraulics. I have a manual from Lippert but it is not for my model. My electric motor is a Dewald #017010. Does any body else have this model and do you know how to manualy overide the slide out?
Slide manual locations.

1: Hydraulic: need to release pressure at manifoLd (google instructions)

2: cable roller system, look at the interior molding at top, a larger decor plate Id located in center. Remove screw, molding and you will find the mechanical fittings to drive cable. Alternative location under couch.

3. Direct drive lower rail style: same approach , manual fitting located under couch, bench or bed inside the slide. Very similar to cable locations.

Best to google model of device for any special hints or suggestions

WLWAYS CHECK FUSES FIRST! There may be a second one near motor unit , also.

Good luck, LH
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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You might want to override your auto breaker. I've had 2 bad ones. I bi-passed mine and works great without ridiculous pauses and annoying slowness. Someone on this forum will say it's unsafe but it's simply common sense to watch for obstructions.
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:41 AM   #17
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Just to let everyone know, my slide works! Corrosion is not a problem. I just want to know how to over ride it if I ever have to.
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Just to let everyone know, my slide works! Corrosion is not a problem. I just want to know how to over ride it if I ever have to.
I think what jgavin was describing was bypassing one of the two auto-reset DC circuit breakers on the tongue of a travel trailer (or in the front compartment of most fifth wheel trailers). Those breakers have a history of corrosion that causes them to fail. Typically when they fail, they either stop all electrical flow, stop functioning all together or become "weak" and open at less than the rated amperage. "Bypassing" a DC circuit breaker can be as simple as clipping a wire across the two terminals, jumpering it with alligator clips or wrapping a heavy wire around the two terminals.

Bypassing a circuit breaker is a "last ditch effort" similar to using a penny under an old fashioned screw in fuse or inserting a nail in a cartridge fuse holder. It is not a "recommended practice" to bypass any circuit breaker, although in an emergency situation, it would be better than "walking home"..... (provided you have some indication that it is the problem)

Bypassing a circuit breaker can lead to extensive electrical system damage, a fire or destruction of the protected components, so use the practice carefully and don't do it if you're unsure of what you're doing.
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So I talked to my dealer yesterday and the tech told me that to manually move my slide in or out I would have to remove the motor. And to never do it unless It’s the last resort as everything would have to be realigned.
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