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Old 07-26-2021, 05:35 AM   #1
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Keystone Retreat slide out wonít fully extend

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We bought a 2012 keystone retreat thatís only parked at camp ground. The prior owners left slide out fully extended always. We noticed yesterday that itís not fully extended. We pushed button and you hear motor work but it wonít extend any more. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:43 AM   #2
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What type of slide is it? Slide outs wonít extend ďflushĒ with the wall. If itís cable operated, it will be fully extended when there is still 4-6 inches between the wall and the slide facia.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:43 AM   #3
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How have you determined that its not fully extended? Have you tried retracting it fully?
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:13 AM   #4
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Iím pretty sure itís a rack and pinion. Itís flush on left but huge gap on right we can see light and feel air on inside of rv on top of dining area. Do we have to disengage the jacks to move it?

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What type of slide is it? Slide outs wonít extend ďflushĒ with the wall. If itís cable operated, it will be fully extended when there is still 4-6 inches between the wall and the slide facia.
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Old 07-26-2021, 06:33 AM   #5
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Iím pretty sure itís a rack and pinion. Itís flush on left but huge gap on right we can see light and feel air on inside of rv on top of dining area. Do we have to disengage the jacks to move it?
Jacks? Do you mean stabilizers? As long as there are no jacks or other devices under the slide out you will be fine to move the slide in or out.
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:55 AM   #6
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We only extend or retract our slide when the two rear scissor stabilizers are exteneded. Of course, on a 5th wheel, the front legs are down. Can you get under and look at the mechanism that moves the slide in and out?
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Iím pretty sure itís a rack and pinion. Itís flush on left but huge gap on right we can see light and feel air on inside of rv on top of dining area. Do we have to disengage the jacks to move it?
If there is any type of jacks under the slide, take them out and throw them away!!! They are NOT needed on modern slides and can cause major issues. If you can run the room all the way in, is the gap still there? There are procedures to ďretimeĒ the racks so it runs even.
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We figured out that our jacks are keeping it separated. We took jacks off and it was almost flush to wall, once we engaged jacks it pulled it away from wall.
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How have you determined that its not fully extended? Have you tried retracting it fully?
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We figured out that our jacks are keeping it separated. We took jacks off and it was almost flush to wall, once we engaged jacks it pulled it away from wall.
What kind of "jacks"?
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