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I can not find the manual crank for closing a 2004 montana

Customer Question

I can not find the manual crank for closing a 2004 montana big sky fifth wheel trailer can you tell me where it is located the motor is in the front of the trailer by the generator
JA: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?
Customer: im trying to close the slide outs manualy
JA: Are you fixing your Montana yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i need to close the slide out and take it to a dealer to repair it.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Randall replied 2 months ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

Expert:  Randall replied 2 months ago.

Is this a hydraulic system? What happens when you try to move the rooms?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the hydraulics quit I believe the pump is bad I need to manually close the slides and can not locate the devise on the trailer to close it
Expert:  Randall replied 2 months ago.

There is none on hydraulic units and pumps almost never go bad. More likely the power to the pump or the solenoid. Easy enough to check if you have a small digital multimeter. About $20 or so at most hardware stores and easy to use. I can direct you in some easy tests. And we can probably bypass the controls and get the rooms in if you have a jumper wire. Let me know.

Expert:  Randall replied 2 months ago.

J​ust following up to see if perhaps you missed my earlier responses to your question? Easy to do considering the volume of e-mail that most of us get every day! If you need me to resend it please let know. Thanks!