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    Posted: 10 Jun 2014 at 10:49am
Does anyone know where the mechanism to manually operate the slide out on a 179 is located?
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Without checking the layout of the 179, it is probably on the right, as you look at the slide from the inside, behind one of the panels just above the floor.  It won't hurt to take that panel off to see what's there anyway.  Worst case you'll get a bit of an education and will have to take off another panel.

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Uhm there is no manual crank for your 179 because it is a different slide.  You have to disengage the slideout motor from the outside and then push your slideout in.

This information and the video of how to do it was provided by Forest River.

[url\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xojUdPDWNS0&list=PLWPLWpc5h68EOSqx8JhhL0HXty8570W6x[/url\
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I was curious about how to bring the slide in manually if there was no power so watching the utube video was very helpful.
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Originally posted by kymooses

Uhm there is no manual crank for your 179 because it is a different slide.  You have to disengage the slideout motor from the outside and then push your slideout in.

This information and the video of how to do it was provided by Forest River.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymt1Uesf0Pc


Very interesting.  Sorry for the misinformation.  This looks easier than the mechanism on my 176, if you know how to do it.  It looks impossible to figure out without a manual or some type of foreknowledge though!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote kymooses Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2014 at 8:28am
Yup I was really surprised at it as well.  So far it doesn't seem to be a process that dealers are telling new owners about.  Thankfully Forest River clued some of us in on the process.
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Thanks for the Youtube link, it was very informative and the equipment and controller they show appears to match my 179.  I had no idea the drive motors on the slide were that small.  I will probably never have to manually close the slide in this fashion but it is sure nice to know how to do it should the need arise. It is a shame that this type of information is not readily provided by the dealer or with the literature that comes with the trailer. 

There was also another interesting video link showing how to lubricate the Schwintek slide system:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KbVRFMo1Rg 
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I'm going to add this discussion to the Manual.
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The system shown in the video is not even close to what is in my 2014 177.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tars Tarkas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Jun 2014 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by MoggerPod

The system shown in the video is not even close to what is in my 2014 177.


Well I'm not going to speculate on what's in your 177 but my 2010 176 has something totally different too -- an under the slide motor with a worm gear and a horizontal track.  You turn a hex head with a wrench or drill to manually move the slide in or out if the motor fails.  This looks a lot easier -- if you know how to do it.   Apparently this is new just to the 179s. 

I hope I never have to deal with manually getting my slide in (or out).  It looks like it will take some contortion while lying on my back or belly and it will take a while.  I don't think the screw lines up too well for easy turning.  I think it takes the same size socket or wrench as the stabilizers and lug nuts.

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