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Why Won't Our RV's Slide Outs Slide In?

by John
(Byesville Oh)

We have a 2002 Dutchmen 38 ft w/2 slide outs. Have never had to slide them in.plugged in the cord,pushed the button and nothing happens.Is there anything else we have to do to get them to slide in?

ANSWER: Greetings John thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Boy, this must be my week for slide out questions this is the 4th one I have received.

Rather then repeating myself and beating a dead horse, please read the answers I gave to the questions below.

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The slideout on my motorhome goes out but will not go back in

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My RV slide fix
by: Anonymous

My slide would not move, motor is running fine. I took the facia of to gain access and found the a spring/filed down bolt had snapped between the motor and the gears, replaced it with a 59 cent pin and now it works perfectly.

Note from RVing Al: Yes a broken Shear Pin is one of the most common causes of slide failures. That's the good news. The bad news is that depending on the slide design, the shear pin may not be easily accessible.

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