Originally Posted by Grumpy
JAYCO uses electric slides. A combination of thru the frame, SCHWINTEK and SLIM RACK.
Our Pinnacle has two Slimracks, for the heavy BR (with washer and dryer) slide, and the heavy Kitchen slide. The little bed headboard slide is on a Schwintec, which is appropriate, and then the relatively light DR slide with recliners and dinette is on the through-the-frame slide- the one that looks like it could move a drawbridge.
Our only problems with a slide has not been a Lippert problem, but a fault with a lock-out switch that keeps the BR slide from moving if the BR door isn't latched open. It's a Jayco missstep. There is a service bulletin on it. It's unique strictly to our floor plan.
From my earlier aircraft mechanic days, I would have preferred hydraulic; strong, silent, smooth, reliable and even relatively light.
The nice thing about the Slimracks and Schwintecs - at least for the RV builder- is that the all machinery is built into the walls at the slide openings. On one hand, that is extremely clever and it seems that it should be reliable, but I think that a lot of folks here would agree that they are often used on slides that are too heavy for them.