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Love the new Vapor but I'm still having an issue with the trigger box latch not dropping down far enough to release the trigger box down the rail. See picture posted further down this thread.
 

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Shot about 80 arrows through the new vapor at the range and after my last shot I can't get the trigger box to release and slide down the rail. It's not an issue where there's tension on the trigger box. It's that the either the lock isn't dropping down enough to release the pin on the box or when the release is dropped down the trigger box doesn't come up high enough to clear the latch. The trigger box is hanging up by about 1/64th of an inch.
It was %;01 when I tried to get ahold of TP and they were closed for the weekend. 馃様
Anybody else encounter an issue like this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
So you have been doing the back-wind two times and are pressing the gear release button on the third time?
 
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So you have been doing the back-wind two times and are pressing the gear release button on the third time?
I have but there were some times when backwinding that i would catch myself that I didn't press the gear release button on the third revolution. It has released and resolved and now seems to be functioning> THANK YOU TX_RDXguy
 

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I have but there were some times when backwinding that i would catch myself that I didn't press the gear release button on the third revolution. It has released and resolved and now seems to be functioning> THANK YOU TX_RDXguy
That's great news! I am looking forward to getting a Vapor in the near future.
 
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Many times,, pressing the Gear Release button on the third backwind doesn't really feel as though it is doing anything.
In that case, I unwind the socket where the Crank Handle inserts by hand 1/2 turn CCW and it releases the strap and therefore the trigger mechanism just fine.
There are videos on the TP support page that describe exactly what I am doing.
 

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The trigger box latch does not drop down far enough to release the trigger box down the rail.
I can slide a screwdriver behind the trigger box and pop it forward so it slides down the rail. Any thoughts??.

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Sounds like a warranty issue. As Dynamo said in a previous post sometimes pressing the gear release button on my vengent feels like it does nothing. Have to fiddle with it for lack of a better word.
 

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Issue NOT resolved馃様
The trigger box latch does not drop down far enough to release the trigger box down the rail.
I can slide a screwdriver behind the trigger box and pop it forward so it slides down the rail. Any thoughts??.
Whoa, I would not be popping anything with a screwdriver.

As I stated above, there are a few good videos about the Vapor Accuslide.
May be a good idea to have a look at them here: NEW ACUslide Cocking and De-Cocking Operation Archives - TenPoint

Check out especially the ASSISTING THE ACCUSLIDE DOWN THE FLIGHT RAIL video...
Good luck.

BTW, just an FYI for all, the buttonbeing pressed with a thumb in the picture posted above is not the Gear Release button.
It is the Trigger Box Release button.

Try as I suggested, spin the chrome piece where you insert the Crank handle CCW a 1/2 turn by hand, as shown in the Videos, after backwinding.
That should get the Accuslide easily down the flight rail.
 

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Try as I suggested, spin the chrome piece where you insert the Crank handle CCW a 1/2 to 1 full turn by hand, as shown in the Videos, after backwinding 3 times as instructed.
That should get the Accuslide easily down the flight rail.
See the picture below:
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Issue NOT resolved馃様
The trigger box latch does not drop down far enough to release the trigger box down the rail.
I can slide a screwdriver behind the trigger box and pop it forward so it slides down the rail. Any thoughts??.

Don't mess around with screwdrivers. Call Tenpoint, get an RA # and have them go over your bow.
Read the manual and make sure you鈥檙e following the instructions correctly on every aspect of your specific crossbow.
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I talked with Eric at TP this morning. He knew right away what was wrong. If you have a dry fire (which I did)馃様and the DFI catches the string it can bend the latch. On its way back to TP for service. GREAT customer service. 25 years of hunting with a crossbow and never had a dryfire. I'm grateful for the TP technology. If it had happened with other bows things could have been much worse. Thank You TenPoint !!!
 

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Good to here it was operator error and faulty action work from Tenpoint. I have the same anti dri fire safety on all my Excalibur's, it catches the string as soon as it is fired, I can see where this would not be similar to some, but Robert we have always had this similar anti dri fire on out recurves, they save exploding the bow, but I am surprised they cause damage to any part of the action. One more reason I have and continue to shy away from any bow with this type of trigger cartridge,,,, I'll stick with the old reliable,, just to old fashion to accept some of these new newfangled systems!!
 

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Thanks for the info involving dry fring the bow it can happen to any of us and with the power these new xbows are producing. We have to be careful, I also didn't think you could shoot it without an arrow loaded man thanks again I will be more careful in the future when I use my vengent
 

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Good to here it was operator error and faulty action work from Tenpoint. I have the same anti dri fire safety on all my Excalibur's, it catches the string as soon as it is fired, I can see where this would not be similar to some, but Robert we have always had this similar anti dri fire on out recurves, they save exploding the bow, but I am surprised they cause damage to any part of the action. One more reason I have and continue to shy away from any bow with this type of trigger cartridge,,,, I'll stick with the old reliable,, just to old fashion to accept some of these new newfangled systems!!
S#&t happens to all of us somewhere down the road. I happened to do the same thing this weekend on the 112th shot on the Vapor. I found this thread and the picture a few posts above by Gabby was exactly the situation I am in. I methodically loaded the arrow and pulled the trigger, thank the Lord for the dry fire pin that saved me breaking something other than the trigger box catch. I still am perplexed let alone pissed at what I did wrong but the results show the nock must not have been fully engaged with the string.
I spoke with Tenpoint and they tell me that the silver trigger box latch will bend with a dry fire, therefore not allowing the catch to drop down far enough to allow the trigger box to slide down the rail. Fortunately Tenpoint will give me a one time grace repair and I can run it 19 miles down the road to get serviced ....quickly!
Lesson learned, although it makes me think about those scorpyd models with the Q-nock system that has a distinct snap when seated to the string.
I just hope with the adrenalin rush of a ten point rack in my scope I take a breath, take my time and practice what I preach. Ha!
 

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Me thinks TP did not think the learning curve would be this sharp on the AcuSlide series of bows. I pay close attention EACH time I cock and load my Viper. However, in defense of the consumer they have had 3 different instructions on using the acuslide since it was released. I follow the most recent.
 

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Me thinks TP did not think the learning curve would be this sharp on the AcuSlide series of bows. I pay close attention EACH time I cock and load my Viper. However, in defense of the consumer they have had 3 different instructions on using the acuslide since it was released. I follow the most recent.
Also you would think that if it is a known problem and they knew exactly what it was when I described it, they could manufacture the part out of a stronger metal so as not to pay all that repair shipping for a $5 part. Bad design by my book.
 
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