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Old 04-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Schwintek Slide problem

I talked about this before and we have discussed it, but today, I find out there may be some type of recall on our Schwintek slide for our bedroom slide. We got to the dealer at 8:30 this morning after a 150 mile trip, hoping to be close to first in line, but no such thing. They finally got in it the shop around 10:30 and the tech had never seen and didn't know anything about this type of slide system; he thought there was a manual slide override to move it in and out. I gave him the stuff I had gotten off the net and, after a while, he was on the phone with, I think, Lippert who bought Schwintek a while ago. They told him there was a "recall" on this system and they would be sending him the whole kit and kaboodle, motors, drive gears, etc to fix it. I really like the idea of this type of worm gear slide system, but am a little concerned about how difficult it will be to keep it operating properly. Does anybody else on here have this type of system and what are your experiences with it?
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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We have the Schwintek slide system on our bedroom slide and Kitchen/Entertainment Center Slide.

Have not had any problems so far, what year and model is your unit / Schwintek system that has a recall?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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They are on virtually all late model Jayco bedroom slides.

Almost a year of heavy use, no problems.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:37 PM   #4
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We have a 2012 Jayco Eagle SuperLite 26.5 HT with a large slide with the, I think, hydraulic slide and the bedroom wardrobe slide is much smaller. Only slides about 16-18 ". Brought this up a while ago on the fifth wheel threads and got great help but according to the tech at the dealer, this is going to be a recall. He may have been wrong with this wording, I really don't care, I want it to be fixed. The first time we tried the slide, when we closed on it, it didn't work until the tech played with the button for a while. When we got it home, the slide would kind of work a little funny, but worked until we had folks in for a beer and it stuck.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #5
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Well.....

After we got our Pinnacle temporarily repaired by a mobile RV repair last week down in So. Cal. so we could get it home it is now at the Jayco dealer here.

This is the dinette/couch slide on the door side and we left it in on the trip home. When the dealer here opened it up last Friday it broke again which was actually a good thing happening right in front of the techs eyes. They had no clue what was going on.

They called Jayco who said to take pictures of certain areas and email them both to Jayco and Lippert who actually makes the slides.

Not sure if this is the same problem but hoping there is a recall so we can get things fixed and back on the road.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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Larry G, when you said it "broke", what happened? Ours just kind of got sideways and refused to move other than a couple of inches either way until it stopped.
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When we got to the CG (Pechanga in Temeculla) we started putting that slide out and the rear part started binding and clunking I stopped and retracted...then tried again. Both ends went out together.

When we were getting ready to come home started the retract heard more clunking then put it back out. After that all you heard was the electric motor running.

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what happened was that the brackets on the rear and front of the slide could not take the torque of moving in the slide...something is happening upstream of those brackets.

So the rear brace broke and the front brace turned into a pretzel.
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Larry,
Dont you think the shear bolt should have snapped first, before the brace twisted?
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Larry,
Dont you think the shear bolt should have snapped first, before the brace twisted?
Yes one would think.

Another thing;

The bedroom and kitchen/entertainment slides are not the same as our dinnete/couch slide although they are both Lippert.

The 2 off door slides are what I call 'track slides' while the door slide is not. You can actually see the tracks on the bottom of the off door 2 slides. The kitchen/entertainment slide should be heavier than than the dinnete/couch slide so weight one would think not be an issue.

Will have updates when I get them.
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