21RBSS Manual Slide Retraction

Claude_H

Member
I just got a 2022 North Trail 21RBSS. Does anyone know how the slide can be retracted in case of electrical failure? I asked at walk-through and called Heartland. The only solution I got was I could manually push it in, but that just doesn't seem right. I would sure like to know in case I ever need to go through this procedure.
 

Dahillbilly

Well-known member
if it has the cable driven system you should have a flexiable shaft used with a drill. Insert shaft into motor & use drill to move slide. Look under the -TOOLS tab above- User Guides - Slide Out - Rooms
 

Claude_H

Member
Thanks, Dahillbilly. What you said is what I expected, especially since the dealer gave me the flexible shaft. I guess I should have pointed out that the people I talked to at the dealership and at Heartland were unable to tell me where the motor is. And I've searched and searched, and I can't find it, either.

Claude
 

Dahillbilly

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Thanks, Dahillbilly. What you said is what I expected, especially since the dealer gave me the flexible shaft. I guess I should have pointed out that the people I talked to at the dealership and at Heartland were unable to tell me where the motor is. And I've searched and searched, and I can't find it, either.

Claude
not sure on your model, majority of them are above the slide out centered in the middle behind the trim. Run the slide part way out & look up there from one end, should see it. PIA to get at
 

Claude_H

Member
Well, I found the motor inside the RV and behind the trim. I just hope I never have to access it I'm not sure I'd ever be able to reach it with the slide fully extended. I don't have a clue how I would get the trim off so I could. As you said, Dahillbilly, it's a PIA to get at.
 
"I don't have a clue how I would get the trim off"
You have to start from the center and remove the that first. then you can start on the sides. Use a flat bladed pry bar and CAREFULLY pry the trim pieces away from the frame. The trim is held on by long-ish pin nails. Just go slow. Assembly is in reverse order (of course) having a helper or clamps will help with reassembly. Pics attached to show what comes off
 

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CoveredWagon

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"I don't have a clue how I would get the trim off"
You have to start from the center and remove the that first. then you can start on the sides. Use a flat bladed pry bar and CAREFULLY pry the trim pieces away from the frame. The trim is held on by long-ish pin nails. Just go slow. Assembly is in reverse order (of course) having a helper or clamps will help with reassembly. Pics attached to show what comes off
Most anything I remove that was pin nailed, I replace with screws.
 
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