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Old 03-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #1
bfurry78
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My 291TG and a Propride Hitch

We recently purchased a 2011 Laredo 291TG. We upgraded from a Jayco X18D Hybrid. I used an equalizer hitch on the old rig and I opted to upgrade hitch with the new rig (Propride 3P 1400 Hitch). The install went really smooth. I was able to install this in a afternoon with the instructions and this website (http://www.restcure.ca/propride3p.html). I must admit I am technical personal but I am not a mechanical person (seems weird but it is true). I took it out for a quick spin and it made me feel good about the amount of money we just spent. I am planning long pulls to TN and FL this year so I know I will not regret our decision! If your on the fence about this hitch and are able to swing the cost I know if you do make the decision to go with it you will not be disappointed!! Looking forward to many years with our new rig. If any of you 291TG owners have any tips or tricks for us we would appreciate it greatly. The only real concern I have is when we make our long pulls we want to Walmart Camp but I am trying to figure out a way to put the slide out with out dragging my generator with us? Any thoughts?
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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You should have no problem opening the slide as long as the 12 volt battery is connected and charged; most, if not all, slides operate on 12 volt.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Your slide-out, and some ceiling lights (& some bathroom vent/fans) operate from 12 volt.

Use these items very sparingly (until you learn how long your RV battery will last)... it can
take a while to recharge the RV battery via the truck. Plus, with a dead battery, you'll have
to 'hand crank' that slide-out closed - that's a chore!

Hope you enjoy your Laredo as much as we have ours. And, welcome to the forum.

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #4
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I am able to operate lights and a few other items on the battery but for some reason I cant operate my slide on the battery. Also the hand crank I got with the trailer how do you use it with the fender skirt in place? It is like they need a port hole for me to use the tool to get to the nut???
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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I'm not sure about the new 291TG, but our 2011 291TG came with the electric stabilizers (which I'm not sure I like, but that is a different story). The hand crank that came with ours is for the stabilizers, not for the slide. For the slide I carry a ratchet and socket. I tested the manual override for the slide to make sure everything worked, not something you want to do a on a regular basis because it must take about a million turns on the shaft to get it open or closed and it's not easy to turn.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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Mine has the electric stabilizers as well and I got two different hand cranks. So on the manual operation which way pushes the slideout out? Tightening or Loosening? The area looks like I can get an electric drill in but I would rather figure out why mine is not operating off the battery.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #7
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You should check your battery to make sure it is fully charged and in good condition. A low or weak battery will result in poor or no slide operation.
There is also a 30A fuse or perhaps a reset breaker in the circuit which may need to be replaced or reset.
Have you checked for any loose connections on your slide motor or at the switch itself?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:28 PM   #8
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Man thanks for that info!!! I went over and checked it all and put a fresh Battery in and viola!!!! Again thanks everyone!!
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