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Old 05-25-2015, 02:01 PM   #1
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Schwintek slideout.

I'm excited. After 3yrs my kitchen slideout on my 2012 pinnacle 36kpts works as it should. I have no idea why it has decided to work flawlessly this past week. Open an closed it many times no problems. First two yrs was spent at numerous dealers across the south with no fix. Just want to share that there is hope if someone has had issues.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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I hope you are right. I have held my breath every time we go to operate the Schwintex slide. We only had our new 5th wheel out a few times this year but the Schwintex motor is really working hard to get the slide all the way out. A couple times it got bound up but after I let is sit a few seconds it would eventually get going again.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:59 PM   #3
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I also hold my breath every time I push that button. My unit is almost 5 years old now and I'm thinking of buying a motor just in case.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:38 PM   #4
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With our 2011 Pinnacle it is also the large kitchen slide. Our problem as been retracting the slide - starts to come in then after 10 to 12 inches it binds up. On a couple occasions, I had to use the controller in the basement to "jog" each end of the slide a few inches, one side in then the other. Once about half way back in it would fully retract. I have found success preventing this problem by making certain the trailer is as level as possible with all jacks down.
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W I have found success preventing this problem by making certain the trailer is as level as possible with all jacks down.
That's what JAYCO says to do. There was some discussion that it was slides out and then level, JAYCO says NO. Level first and then slides out.

Also if you stop the SCHWINTEC in wall system part way in or out you can throw the two motors out of sync which will cause it to bind.
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With our 2011 Pinnacle it is also the large kitchen slide. Our problem as been retracting the slide - starts to come in then after 10 to 12 inches it binds up. On a couple occasions, I had to use the controller in the basement to "jog" each end of the slide a few inches, one side in then the other. Once about half way back in it would fully retract. I have found success preventing this problem by making certain the trailer is as level as possible with all jacks down.
When we had our 2011 Pinnacle 35LKTS, we always made sure the unit was level and on shore power before opening or closing the big slide with the Schwintek Slide System.
I also replaced the power connectors on the Schwintek Controllers and made sure they are always tight and secure.
The large slide always seemed to struggle, it had the Refrigerator, Stove and Entertainment Center in it so it is pretty heavy.
The Bedroom Schwintek Slide always worked flawlessly.
Our new SOB 5th Wheel has 5 slides, the front two are very small and light with a sofa in each slide, they have the Schwintek system and so far have worked great, the larger / heaver slides are hydraulic and work very smooth.
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:58 PM   #7
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………...JAYCO says NO. Level first and then slides out……….
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Has Jayco told the dealers this?? I don't know how many lots I've been to with units sitting everywhere, and on the TT's, no stabilizers down, and 5'ers, only the landing gear down, and a lot of them are not even level, yet all the slides are out……just sayin'
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………...JAYCO says NO. Level first and then slides out……….
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Has Jayco told the dealers this?? I don't know how many lots I've been to with units sitting everywhere, and on the TT's, no stabilizers down, and 5'ers, only the landing gear down, and a lot of them are not even level, yet all the slides are out……just sayin'
Never thought about that but you're right. Wonder if that causes future probs for the folks that buy the rig.
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:51 PM   #9
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Also spent first 2 years at various dealerships.
Jayco finally stepped up to the plate and re-built kitchen slide.
Installed 500-1 motors w/steel shafts and gears. So far, so good.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #10
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On my 2012 REQS, it is mandatory to level first or you will experience problems. Also, when I retract the kitchen and bedroom slide, I hold the switch an extra second after the slide stops. I do the same on extending as well and never stop on retract or extend. Since I started this practice, I have not had a problem. I also keep the track clean with my pressure wash and lubricate with a dry Teflon spray lubricant.
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