Originally Posted by Str8shooter
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.