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Topic: Slide Out
Posted By: wrbrown
Subject: Slide Out
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 2:37pm
If the slide out drive motor fails on the R-Pod 174, how do you manually get the slide out back in? I assume there is way to do this and how does one access the motor?



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Posted By: TerryM
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 2:46pm
I think there is something in the manual about it. 

Terry


Posted By: Bigbit
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 4:19pm
Originally posted by TerryM TerryM wrote:

I think there is something in the manual about it. 

Terry
Is there an R-Pod manual with the trailer?  I got a package of manuals with the trailer on every appliance down to the smoke alarm, but not one stitch of instructions on the R-Pod itself!


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Bigbit

2010 Trailmanor Elkmont
Tow Vehicle: 2009 Buick Enclave CXL (Cliffy)


Posted By: Poddie
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 5:59pm
Originally posted by Bigbit Bigbit wrote:

Originally posted by TerryM TerryM wrote:

I think there is something in the manual about it. 

Terry
Is there an R-Pod manual with the trailer?  I got a package of manuals with the trailer on every appliance down to the smoke alarm, but not one stitch of instructions on the R-Pod itself!
 
Ditto.  Got gobs of manuals, but only for each individual component such as water heater, stove, etc.  Not the pod itself!


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Posted By: gmandual
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 6:43pm
Yeah I got a VERY general manual on forest river trailers, but nothing that goes through specifics for the R-POD.   I complained to the dealer about it, and he explained that it was normal for the industry.   But that is the opposite of my experience with my colman tent trailer, which seemed to be overdocumented to the point where I often found conflicting instructions.


Posted By: TerryM
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2009 at 6:58pm
I guess I was wrong.  I'll check my manual package in the morning.

Terry


Posted By: Joe & Cissy
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 10:26am
Horn"s RV told me there"s a pair of hex screws under the sofa area. You would need an allen wrench to bring the slide in/out. They said it was rarely needed.
Hope this helps.


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Posted By: TerryM
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 11:30am
I checked and found nothing.  Figures.

Terry


Posted By: Mary & Don
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 11:49am
In our 175, there is a bolt that will turn to crank the Slide either in or out.  You use the same tool that is used for the stabilizer jack.  The bolt is located under the couch. 

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Mary & Don
R-Pod 175
Columbus, Ohio

Life is good in R-Pod!


Posted By: HuronSailor
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 12:34pm
Originally posted by gmandual gmandual wrote:

I complained to the dealer about it, and he explained that it was normal for the industry.
 
Even though the rPod's manual, or lack thereof, might not be the dealer's responsibility, they're still your first line of contact with the manufacturer, and the platitude they offered was the wrong answer. It set my teeth on edge, and I wasn't even there to experience it firsthand.
 
The correct answer is: "I understand your frustration. I'll contact FR and pass along your feedback. I'm sure they'd be interested in knowing their customer's opinions. In the meantime, let's go out in the lot and see if we can't figure out the answer to your question."
 
Sorry, sore spot there. Back to normal programming.
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Bigbit
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 1:32pm
Originally posted by Mary & Don Mary & Don wrote:

In our 175, there is a bolt that will turn to crank the Slide either in or out.  You use the same tool that is used for the stabilizer jack.  The bolt is located under the couch. 
Good to know!  I never looked under there. 
 
I always have my trusty 18V cordless drill with me with hex to 3/8 socket adaper and a 3/4" socket that I use to drop/raise the stabilizer jacks as well as two scissors jacks that I use  to stabilize the front.  Hopefully it will work with the sideout!


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Regards,

Bigbit

2010 Trailmanor Elkmont
Tow Vehicle: 2009 Buick Enclave CXL (Cliffy)


Posted By: David and Danette
Date Posted: 21 Sep 2009 at 1:53pm
    Forest River has said they are not the same as a automobile manufacturer. Rv trailers have different standards. That was my mistake comparing the quality to a automobile, I have learned to accept that they are not going to change anytime soon. I try to focus on what is good about the RPod. I think that this is the normal thing to do. As they say what problems you may have that is normal for a RV.  Smile       David and Danette

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