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Old 09-17-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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New slim rack power gear system

Would like to hear from any 2018 pinnacle owners if they feel that the power gear slim rack system is any better than the old schwintec system on the kitchen slide. We have a 2019 ktps on order and wondering other owners thoughts.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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We went to the RV show over the weekend... of all the slide mechanisms on the new trailers and 5ers... All were Schwintek except one. It was hard to inspect since it was on the drivers side...

Another thing... these all had the thinnest gear rails i have ever seen... lots thinner than the older schwintek units i've helped my friends fix to get home from camping. They are not attached to the slide except at the ends, and all bowed out 4" away from the slide when opened.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:56 PM   #3
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We went to the RV show over the weekend... of all the slide mechanisms on the new trailers and 5ers... All were Schwintek except one. It was hard to inspect since it was on the drivers side...

Another thing... these all had the thinnest gear rails i have ever seen... lots thinner than the older schwintek units i've helped my friends fix to get home from camping. They are not attached to the slide except at the ends, and all bowed out 4" away from the slide when opened.


I believe you are talking about the slimline referenced in the original post.

Did it look like this?

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:03 PM   #4
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I believe you are talking about the slimline referenced in the original post.

Did it look like this?

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YES...
The 60 year old salesman said they were schwintek... I did not want to argue with him... there were 13 kids and 4 strolers pushing me on my ankles.
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Itís on my kitchen slide. Seems to do OK. Only time will tell. I keep all of my slides lubed, never stop mid-cycle, and always hold the button for 10 seconds after it stops moving (in and out)-except the living room slide.

I never had a single problem with the schwintec slide system on my 14í super slide on my old trailer when many others did. I might have just been lucky but I will continue to do the same on my North Point.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:45 AM   #6
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We have the slim rack on our kitchen slide and have had no problems. That said, like prm, we’ve never had a problem with the Schwintek systems on our previous trailers either.
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:31 AM   #7
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Ours have worked fine so far.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:01 AM   #8
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No issues with the Slim Rack on our kitchen slide and like mentioned before always hold the button down after it's finished (only 5 seconds but still do it in and out). Same for the Schwintek bedroom slide, no issues there either.
Funny that the one slide that we have had issues with is the old style slide with the living room seating... it throws a fault code and you need to use the touch pad to get it going again. It's never just stopped mid close or open but it's faulted a number of times and will be looked at when we bring it in for service at the end of the season.
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No issues with the Slim Rack on our kitchen slide and like mentioned before always hold the button down after it's finished (only 5 seconds but still do it in and out.
I can't imagine continuing to hold the button for 5 seconds after completely extended/retracting. What is the purpose? I would think that would put a real strain on both the motors and tracks.
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I can't imagine continuing to hold the button for 5 seconds after completely extended/retracting. What is the purpose? I would think that would put a real strain on both the motors and tracks.
the motors are stopped, they don't continue to engage... it's apparently how you keep the motors in sync which can be an issue with the Schwintek slides.
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