Originally Posted by UPCamper
You could pick any component on a trailer, Google said part problems, and you would find a million responses. People are prone to complain when they have problems but not when they have good experiences. As I said before, I've yet to have a problem with mine on any trailer we have owned and I have yet to meet someone in person who has. I actually prefer the way my Schwintek slides. It's much smoother and it stops at the end before grinding gears.
I am not trying to be a sarcastic jerk, but good luck finding a trailer built with parts that don't have "known" problems. You won't find any.
I understand what you're saying about looking for problems using Google. I did a search under Keystone forums & another under Jayco. I found numerous complaints of slide problems on the Jayco forum site. Not so many on the Keystone site. I'm not sure why.
Does Keystone use less Schwintek slides?
Do they sell less units with the Schwintek slide?
Do they have fewer members?
It doesn't really matter because I think there are too many issues.
Honestly if you're happy with Jayco that's great. I like my dealer and they sell the model we like. I like the fit and finish of the Jayco. Found a floor plan we love. Still not convinced the Schwintek is a good design for a heavy slide but that's just my opinion. I don't want to ruffle any feathers here.
I have recently spoken to a couple of Jayco owners that had slide problems. That was enough for me to put the brakes on. I wouldn't have a problem if it was a small bedroom slide we were talking about.
My last 5th wheel ended up back at the factory for major repairs. We lost it for several weeks during our peak camping season. Maybe that's why I'm a little reluctant to jump into anything too quickly.
I haven't crossed Jayco of the short list yet. I just need some more time to decide. I do appreciate all the feedback.