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Old 05-22-2014, 09:57 PM   #31
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Knock on wood I have not had any trouble with either slide on mine. But I make sure it goes clear in and out have not stop in between. That is what the dealer told us to do. So far so good. Now probably jinks myself.
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Old 05-24-2014, 06:18 PM   #32
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We experienced trouble retracting the Schwintek operated huge kitchen/enterainment center slide in our Pinnacle last year. Unfortunately, it was totally my own doing.

We pulled into our camp site and without setting down the front landing gear or rear jacks, I had the DW move the slide out. Oops! I knew better but did it anyway. I was attempting to see if I had sufficient room between the extended slide and the shore power post. I will never do that again. All set ups since are completely level before any slides are extended and no other problems since. Our bedroom slide is also Schwintek operated while the dining room/couch slide is operated with the universal system.

Just remember when you operate a Schwintek slide, do not stop the slide moving it in or out until the motor shuts off on its own. This is very important with the Schwintek system.

I hope my experience proves useful to someone else.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:19 AM   #33
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We experienced trouble retracting the Schwintek operated huge kitchen/enterainment center slide in our Pinnacle last year. Unfortunately, it was totally my own doing.

We pulled into our camp site and without setting down the front landing gear or rear jacks, I had the DW move the slide out. Oops! I knew better but did it anyway. I was attempting to see if I had sufficient room between the extended slide and the shore power post. I will never do that again. All set ups since are completely level before any slides are extended and no other problems since. Our bedroom slide is also Schwintek operated while the dining room/couch slide is operated with the universal system.

Just remember when you operate a Schwintek slide, do not stop the slide moving it in or out until the motor shuts off on its own. This is very important with the Schwintek system.

I hope my experience proves useful to someone else.
X2, always make sure the coach is level, on shore power (if possible), never stop half way in or out and continue holding the button approx. 3 seconds after slide stops at full travel in or out.
We fulltime and move every week or two so ours get used a lot and since I have learned what to do and what not to do, we have not had any problems.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:30 AM   #34
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I damaged the trim on a Motorhome slide when it opened on a 12 volt charger that had fallen in the space while traveling so have gotten in the habit of stopping midway and checking behind the trim for odds and ends. I don't know what make the mechanism on my Jayco is, but fortunately it isn't as finicky as the ones discussed in this thread. I can move the slide out when stopping for lunch and still hooked up to the truck. Guess I'd better be knocking on my wooden head
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:18 PM   #35
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Agree with Shooter and Rob regarding operation of the slides. I have looked at many new Jayco's with this mechanism at dealer lots not one coach with these slides (most have 2) had both slides that we're flesh with the coach on both sides most had one that was a half an inch or more off on one side, usually the right side. My bedroom slide is flush the kitchen slide us odd 1/4 inch on the right side. What are your experiences ? Dealer said not to worry unless the weather comes in, is this normal?
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:15 PM   #36
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So... none of this gives me the warm and fuzzy feeling.
1 I wont - can't always be level before pushing a slide out, Rest areas, walmart, shopping center ETC. there are going to be times where I need access and not always in a level perfect area... there is going to be some grades

2 I can't stop? with out fear of damage? WTF I can't believe this is even an issue. What if it is just me? guess maybe there is a remote not sure. But really can't stop?

I have to be honest when I saw the new setup I was like cool that looks very cool an precise setup, but with all the info I see I'm almost afraid to even buy a RV now with 1 let alone 3-4. IF the system can't take a stop and start or some non level situations I think I might be avoiding Jayco Please tell me I am wrong.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:43 PM   #37
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The small bedroom Schwintek slide is not so touchy, it can be operated when the 5er is not level or on a grade.
The problem is the large Schwintek slide, I think the system is close to being maxed out with the Entertainment Center, Microwave, Stove and Refrigerator in the slide.
When the 5er is level, the large slide works but seems to struggle, when it is not level it will not work and will stall, and if you stop it half way open and reverse it, it gets out of sync pretty easily
As far as our slide closing all the way, they close great, all three of them open all the way and close flush on both sides and top and bottom.
Our floorplan allows us access to the refrigerator, bathroom and bedroom with all slides in, so we have never had a need to open anything at the grocery store or rest stop.
In 2 1/2 years of fulltime, usually traveling every week or two North to South, Coast to Coast, we setup level before opening the large Schwintek slide. (The addition of the Reico Titan Leveling system sure makes it easy)
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:59 AM   #38
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I have 2 schwintek slides on our rv (bedroom & kitchen) that have been used at least 30 times without any problems. I stop them midway most every time looking for things that may be in the way. My slides retract and extend all the way every time. I wouldn't have a problem getting these slides on another rv if and when I do buy another one.
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So... none of this gives me the warm and fuzzy feeling.
1 I wont - can't always be level before pushing a slide out, Rest areas, walmart, shopping center ETC. there are going to be times where I need access and not always in a level perfect area... there is going to be some grades

2 I can't stop? with out fear of damage? WTF I can't believe this is even an issue. What if it is just me? guess maybe there is a remote not sure. But really can't stop?

I have to be honest when I saw the new setup I was like cool that looks very cool an precise setup, but with all the info I see I'm almost afraid to even buy a RV now with 1 let alone 3-4. IF the system can't take a stop and start or some non level situations I think I might be avoiding Jayco Please tell me I am wrong.
Hey, Dave don't sweat it man!!

"As is with life, things ain't always gonna be perfect and things ain't always got to be perfect to work."

You don't have to be perfectly level for any of RV these systems to work. Rarely, are we perfectly level!!

We've had one issue with our schwinteck slide-out sysytems. i was able to resolve it. I found the operating instructions online printed a copy and keep those in the coach. I also You-tubed Schwintech and found several helpful videos.

Don't sweat the small stuff and remember 95% of life is small stuff!

Take the plunge!

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I have the br schwinteck slide and we are often not perfectly level. I frequently stop and start it going in and out for almost 3 years.

No problems.
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