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Old 09-08-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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Schwintek Slides?

With all the problems we have with Schwintek slides why does Jayco continue to use them? I just can't figure it out. I will never buy another camper that has a Schwintek slide on it. Just wondering.

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A lot of manufacturers use them. Honestly, I have not had problems with mine.
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This past winter I counted at least 12 different brands, including Grand Design and Winnebago, with Schwintek slides.
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I am sure there are a few that have few problems. My dealer said that the Schwintek slides are the biggest problems they see. It seems if you get a good one you are fine, but if you have a problem slide it stays a problem. We have two of them on our new Designer and have problems with both of them. Thank goodness for the two year warranty, but how about after we are out of warranty?

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I am sure there are a few that have few problems. My dealer said that the Schwintek slides are the biggest problems they see. It seems if you get a good one you are fine, but if you have a problem slide it stays a problem. We have two of them on our new Designer and have problems with both of them. Thank goodness for the two year warranty, but how about after we are out of warranty?

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There has to be more than a few without problems or the many companies using them would stop. There are basically 3 parts and all are replaceable if bad. The right rack, the left rack and the controller, so how can it be a long term problem?

What problems are you having?
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At last year's Harrisburg RV Show, they were one of the big "improvements" that a number of mfgrs were bragging that they now used... Knock on wood - No problems so far with my 3 Schwintek's... I make sure that I hold the button for an extra couple of seconds when extending or retracting, and I NEVER stop mid-extend or mid-retract.... From my readings, these steps seem to be key.
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Of our 3 slides one has is Schwintec. It's the bed slide and after just over 2 years we've had no probs. I have the perception that the issues are with larger, heavier slides (JMHO). On the surface, they look like a clever mechanism but as reported, there seem to be more problems vs the older style (the name escapes me).
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My six month old 36fbts is in the shop now and has been for over three weeks . This is the third time it has been in with slide issues . Now as it sets in the shop Jayco and LCI are arguing who's fault it is . They determined yesterday that it is out of measurement and it needs adjusted . Then was told maybe will get back this week but I am not holding my breath that it is repaired .
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I had a 2010 that had major slide problems and a 2013 that was just horrible with slide problems. Motors, rack and wiring harnesses. Never again.
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I make sure that I hold the button for an extra couple of seconds when extending or retracting, and I NEVER stop mid-extend or mid-retract.... From my readings, these steps seem to be key.
My dealer said 90% of their Schwintek problems are because of user's not following exactly what you stated. My Schwintek slide starting binding when coming in and I later found out my wife partially opened to get something out. Once I got it recalibrated it has worked great every since (fingers crossed just like everyone else).
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