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Posted: 04/25/19 11:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

And broken arms from the crank kicking back were not unheard of either.


And broken/dislocated thumbs, too! My dad taught me before I was a teen that the proper way to grab a starter crank handle was with my thumb tucked right up next to my index finger and NOT wrapped around the handle. Even then, you can still get bit, as I can attest. Starting my dad's 1.5 hp John Deere hit 'n miss and it fired hard and, even with the folding handle, it hit the end of my thumb right at the hinge and jammed it. That was over 10 years ago and it =still= hurts!

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What does cranking an engine have to do with this post? If you can't get your slide to go in or out you could be stranded. If your truck won't start there's a lot of ways to get it running. These posts really go off the track at times.
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B.O. Plenty wrote:

What does cranking an engine have to do with this post? If you can't get your slide to go in or out you could be stranded. If your truck won't start there's a lot of ways to get it running. These posts really go off the track at times.
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That's what happens when "OLD" memories are stirred up!!

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

The slideout mfg DID provide a means of manually cranking slide.....hex on end of motor

RV MFG enclosed it because 'enclosed/heated underbellies are the 'thang'


Just dumb on the RV manufacturer. My Grand Design Reflection has enclosed and heated underbelly and I still have a manual crank and hole to access it without cutting the coroplast.


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Been there. Jiggled that. Had it happen with our first 5er on the 2nd day out taking it from TX to MD. Slide would not return. Some shaking, lots of cursing & a couple turns on the shaft did the trick. We were complete greenhorns at this RV thing at the time but had many years of dealing with whatever a boat could throw at us so the 'can do, we got this' attitude was there.


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