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Old 05-28-2014, 02:56 PM   #41
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I agree, our bedroom Schwintek has worked flawlessly since day one, the only issue we ever had was with the large Schwintek Slide, I still think it is a lot of weight for the system.

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Old 01-15-2015, 02:14 PM   #42
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Our 2011 Pinnacle REQS has had repair/replacement of plastic rollers on the Kitchen and bedroom slides at the end of this summer. Grinding noise and erratic movement was caused by these rollers. CW fixed them under after market warranty. The diagnosis was possible overloading. How can you overload a bed?

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Old 01-15-2015, 03:49 PM   #43
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Slide Repairs

Just had my 2013 351MKTS in for repairs of the large Kitchen Slide. While on the road , we had trouble and had to use the override procedure to retract the slide. It was determined that one of the motors were bad. The orginal motors were 300:1 gear ratio. They now make 500:1 Motors for heavy slides. I opted to replace both motors with the 500:1 setup. Got unit back yesterday and it sounds so much better. I now have a 300:1 motor that I can use on the bedroom slide if needed. Glad we went with the lower geared motors.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:08 PM   #44
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500:1 wow. . Those spin fast that is some serious gear reduction.
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Old 08-19-2015, 01:56 PM   #45
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On the new Jayco's have they had any trouble with the new Schwintech on there slideouts? I have seen other brands has had all kinds of troubles. The new Jayco I have on order has 2 of them I know it is to late to worry about this now but was just wondering.
We have a 2012 Pinnacle FW. we have had minor slide issues from the first season, only on the large (18') Kitchen slide. it is a Schwintek system but installed by Jayco. In my opinion, it is under engineered for the weight and size of this slide. As I write this, we are on vacation in Colorado with the Kitchen Slide broken. it took several of us six hours to get both motors out, move the gear shaft inboard and manually move the slide in. This slide is not light enough to do it with two people as some techs have suggested. Of course, this is happening after the two year warranty has expired! I should have taken out a full extended warranty on this unit given the size of these slides. We are currently without our Kitchen due to the position the slide is in when fully closed. To keep it closed without the motors in place, we used precisely cut boards (4) to hold it in and not enable the slide to go out. This is a real bummer when traveling. I am hoping someone will respond to this post who has "Upgraded" the original system to better handle the weight and size of these big slides! We have inquiry's into Lippert, Jayco, etc. to determine what can be done to enhance this system before we fix it.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #46
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Sorry for your predicament. I heard that they have a more powerful motor for this problem. Hope someone will chime that has had the problem.
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:34 PM   #47
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What do you mean by broke?

Usually if you remove power from the motors that releases the brake and you can push the slide in without removing the motors. Once pushed in (not an easy task agreed) when re powered the motors will hold the slide in place.
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Old 08-19-2015, 05:51 PM   #48
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I have 2 Schwintek slides which have performed trouble-free during their first year of use. I read somewhere...can't remember (darned sometimers!) that it is important to keep the worm tracks clean of debris. If you google "Schwintek slide" you'll get quite a bit of info.
Well the issue bug has bitten me. On our drive up to Alaska our Schwintek entertainment slide started working intermittenly on the right hand side. Indictor light suggest a wiring issue.After the 1 hour it took to disassemble the slide to get to the drive motor I found that the blue lead wire was chafed and shorting out. Electrical tape and shrink wrap was the fix.

Worst part was taking apart the slide to get to the motor. I understand on newer models there is a motor access window in the slide frame.

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Old 08-21-2015, 09:16 PM   #49
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Our tech said if the motor/s weren't operating, we would have to move them to an above the shaft position, then manually move the slide. this didn't prove to be doable. too much drag still from the shaft and gears. might have been too far out of alignment. anyway, had to remove everything to get it in.
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Old 08-21-2015, 09:19 PM   #50
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I have already talked to another Jayco Pinnacle owner who had the same wire shorting issue! I would have liked to have had a window in the channel to get the freaking motors out! had to take the whole channel out on both sides to get them out! Several hours of labor!

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