acsisedh
Greetings all.  I am new to the forum and new to Riverside RVs.  Just bought a 2017 199fks.
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Alabama Jim
Welcome aboard.  We are glad to have you.  May God grant you many fun and safe trips.
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acsisedh
Thank you.  Are you aware of how to manually retract the slideout should there be a power failure?
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Alabama Jim
I have never owned a slide out, AC.  I did look at one on a lot several years ago and it seems like it had a square rod and you inserted a turn handle in it.  Then you turned or cranked it similar to the front end of your trailer.  I am sorry I don't know enough to really help you.  Maybe someone else on the forum will pick up on this.
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Pboonevt
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GayleB
acsisedh wrote:
Thank you.  Are you aware of how to manually retract the slideout should there be a power failure?


Also, if you are on Facebook at all, there is a Whitewater Trailer Owners group with a ton of super knowledgeable people...lots of different model owners there, very active postings, and someone has probably done/experienced what you are asking:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/664183020363385/

Best,

Gayle
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mikes
IMHO, pitching a competitive site here isn't right. Besides, the Bookface is evil.
Mike
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GayleB
mikes wrote:
IMHO, pitching a competitive site here isn't right. Besides, the Bookface is evil.


Sorry mikes. Didn't see it as competitive, just additional resources. 
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Pboonevt
^^^^I agree - different animal...[smile]
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Paul Stanger
We are Paul & Judy from New Hampshire. We are new to site/forum.  In 2015, while vacationing in The Adirondacks, we happened upon Happy Camping, a Retro dealer in Vermontville, NY.  A few months later we brought home on 155xl.  Since then, we have taken it to places all over East Coast from Florida to Newfoundland.  

Our 155xl was built before 2015, and thus does not have a gray water tank, and we are looking for a solution to this problem while boondocking. Has anyone experienced this challenge and successfully resolved by retro-fitting a gray water tank?

We look forward to sharing ideas and travels with other Retro Owners.
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snarkreto
Cant really see a total power failure. Battery dead hook to your tow unit ( should have a power line from the tow unit to trailer thru 7 prong plug) or if all else fails use  jumper cables to trailer battery from tow unit. we have 176S and there is no manual crank for slide out.
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snarkreto
Our 1995 Jayco Cardinal tent trailer had no gray water tank. We bought a ten gallon grey water tank at Camping World. We just use with our retro in southern AZ. Since the grey water dump was evacuated you could still lift it up to dump it. 
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Paul Stanger
Thanks for the suggestion.  We are currently using a 20 gal tank.  Bit heavy, and takes up valuable space--we take trip of 2-3 months, so every cubic foot is important.  A ten gal tank half solves the problem!  Also, if boondocking in a place like Walmart or Home it is inappropriate to let gray water drain into parking lot or storm sewer.
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mikes
IMO, limited gray water into a storm drain is fine (black is most definitely not). There's lots of organic matter which goes down a storm drain naturally.
Mike
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