Schwintek Slide Question
So, question for you all. I have a Schintek slide on my bedroom short queen slide out. Its just the bed and the overhead compartments; a relatively small slide and well within what a Schwintek can handle. Its one of the reasons I didn't mind having a Schwintek back there; the slide is small.
So, deploying outwards is no problem. Moves and sounds normal. When I retract, it seems to slow down and 'sounds like its struggling' the last bit of it. It always closes all the way, and the seal on the outside is just as tight as the seal on my PowerGlide slide up front. It just seems to work harder the last bit.
A. I always deploy and retract w/ my levelers deployed. So I know I'm not crooked.
B. I always deploy and retract while plugged into the pedestal. The only thing that operates SOLEY on battery power is my initial leveler deployment and my leveler retraction.
C. I always hold the button down for 3-5 seconds when done extending or retracting.
D. For giggles I did the re-sync whereby I retracted a few inches, extended a few inches, retract extend, retract extend. My slide doesn't come in crooked, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
I had thought maybe this is 'normal' as I always had my engine running when deploying the slides on my Minnie Winnie. However, since I deploy my leveling jacks before I open my slides, I don't have the engine running.
*Does anybody know if the BigFoots retract if the engine is running but the transmission is in park?*
I'm thinking the alternator would provide far more amps than the pedestal. Maybe my Minnie Winnie would act the same if I didn't have the engine running?
Is this normal?
2015 Greyhawk 29MV