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Old 06-05-2020, 06:45 PM   #1
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2020 North Points, Still Putting Big Slides on Schwintek??? Why?? Anyone having issue

So Im getting ready to trade in my 2016 Seismic. She is my second Jayco Seismic. Weíre looking long and hard at new floor plans and other manufacturers. Ive had it with Big floor to ceiling slides with Schwintek systems. They finally realized you cant level a 39-45í 170000-20000lb coach with electic leveling systems. That only took 8 years. So now that they are putting rack and pinion and hydraulic slides on big slides with reefers and such, why in the world, are they still putting the 382FLRB, which is a fantastic floorplan and rig, big kitchen slides and such on Scwinteks??

Anyone who has a 2020 with Schwinteks having issues with those big floor to ceiling slides on Schwins? Any upper deck slide like a bedroom etc is ok for the schwin, but jeez guys comon! I really want to buy that floorplan but insanity is doing the sane thing over and over expecting a different result. Lookung at the Heartland or Grand Design products. If only the Jayco mechanics were as great as their woodwork and fit and finish.
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Jayco does not use the Schwintek system on the "big" slide. Is is a slim rack system. Similar in design but it is a bit more robust. You can search the forum and find a number of threads talking about issues with this system. I don't doubt it causes problems and at the most inopportune time. And I will admit after reading some of the horror stories I cringe every time I run the slide in and out. However, this system has been used on thousands of trailers by various manufacturers for years. Can it fail, I think there is evidence it can and will. But so will a hydraulic rack and pinion system and at the most inopportune time. I say this from experience.

With all that said I'm sure there are folks out there that have operated the bigger slides with the slim rack system for years with no problems. Following the recommendations, (level before moving slides, hook to shore power and preventative maintenance) may increase your odds. I'm sure others will provide you with a very different view. This is just my humble thoughts.
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We like the 382FLRB also but have not seen one in person, this unit has relatively small slide outs considering most others have the tv included in the slide out, so I think youíll be ok but maybe Iím wrong. On my trailer the slide outs keep unplugging from the in and out movement is the only problems Iíve had, never had an issue with my dinette slide just the fridge and bedroom.
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Jayco does not use the Schwintek system on the "big" slide. Is is a slim rack system. Similar in design but it is a bit more robust. You can search the forum and find a number of threads talking about issues with this system. I don't doubt it causes problems and at the most inopportune time. And I will admit after reading some of the horror stories I cringe every time I run the slide in and out. However, this system has been used on thousands of trailers by various manufacturers for years. Can it fail, I think there is evidence it can and will. But so will a hydraulic rack and pinion system and at the most inopportune time. I say this from experience.

With all that said I'm sure there are folks out there that have operated the bigger slides with the slim rack system for years with no problems. Following the recommendations, (level before moving slides, hook to shore power and preventative maintenance) may increase your odds. I'm sure others will provide you with a very different view. This is just my humble thoughts.

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Im here to tell you first hand, that putting that weight and width and height on that Schwintek, and that is a Schwintek, is not a matter of if, its a matter of when it will have problems. The other upper deck slides are fine, agreed. Well within the systemís capabilities.

As an owner of two units since 2013 and a memeber of this forum since 2013 I can assure you that the rate of failure of a floor to ceiling large or heavy schwintek slide is much higher than that of a hydraulic system. All are capable of failure, however the schwintek system is out of its range of capability when you put it on slides like this.

Anyway Iím really interested in this unit however, I just cant go down that road of failure with Jayco again. I donít want to have schwintek slideout button pushing anxiety anymore!
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I have this setup on a different model, and agree itís not enough for the size and weight. I wonít open mine unless Iím at the dealer with battery only, and also wonít open it till Iím level. Knock on wood, it always opens and closes, but it feels like itís straining especially as it closes. Rack and pinion seems the way to go. Simple and robust.
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This is the model he was looking at.
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