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Old 04-23-2015, 08:19 AM   #1
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Cougar 33RES emergency slide retract ?

I have just purchased a 2015 Cougar Xlite 33RES.

Very poor dealer prep/walk through.
I have read references to but no details as to doing a manual retraction of the 3 slides in the event of a total power loss.

Does anyone have any information to share ?
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Old 04-23-2015, 08:49 AM   #2
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You sound like me. I am not worried about a failure but, wanted to know how to do it. Salesman said do not worry, there is a motor opposite the side, you get to it from under the trailer thru the inclosed under belly. That was lots of help, right. I found a Keystone site that shows and explains the slide systems and how to move slides without power. That was several years ago. Unless someone knows your trailer and can help. Try that, it was in the factory web site.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:38 PM   #3
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I know that on mine, there are two est 8" x 8" square overlay sections of underbelly material left by the factory (on the underbelly cover) with 4 bolts on each. I removed the bolts, remove the square piece and cut open a 3 sided hole and looked inside. Low and behold, that is where the slide motors are for my main and rear slides. There is a hex bolt on the shaft to hook a socket with ratchet on to manually operate the slide mechanism, or service the motor.
i replaced the 8x8 squares, rebolted and taped then up. I now have access if needed.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:07 AM   #4
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Thank You both for the replies ....
If the temps ever get out of the low 40's I'll be doing some serious digging.
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