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Old 07-08-2021, 04:17 PM   #1
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Schwintek Slide Problem Question

While my dealer is doing a great job of trying to address my slide problems, I'm just curious about how many others are having, or have had problems, with the Schwintek slide systems. I have a 2021 Eagle fifth-wheel with three slides. the kitchen slide and bedroom slide are both Schwintek. I have had the unit in twice now (it's at the dealer right now) for problems with both slides. I'm starting to get really nervous about the reliability of the Schwintek slide system. Just wondering about the experience of others.
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Old 07-08-2021, 07:14 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear you are having problems. If you search the forum you'll find numerous threads regarding schwintek and slim rack issues.
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There are issues, but if you’re out the knowledge of where the motor release is, and the manual connection point for the mechanism then it’s livable. The first time it failed on me was more than frustrating. The second time (and third and …) with a bit of prep and knowledge made it a bit inconvenient rather than detrimental.
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Old 07-09-2021, 04:57 AM   #4
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I have a bedroom and large kitchen slides that are Schwintek, and have had issues with both. The bedroom was the easiest to fix, as the power connection came unplugged a couple of times after it was deployed. This was under warranty, and the dealer gave the power line some more slack. I've had no issues with that slide since (KNOCK ON WOOD).

The Kitchen slide has been a recurring problem, and I've had to completely rebuild it once. All new parts from Lippert. Both of these slides stranded me on trips a couple of times, but now I know how to get them to retract even if they are malfunctioning. Search the threads here and you'll find a couple of posts that have the procedures to get these systems to retract after they've gotten out of sync. I copied those and printed out a Word file that I keep in the fifth wheel now, and have had to use the procedures several times. Like Ray said, it's inconvenient, but no longer ruins a trip. You learn to live with them, even if I do hold my breath every time I roll it in.
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Old 07-09-2021, 06:27 AM   #5
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I have a 2017 Eagle HT 27.5 rlts and haven't had the first issue (knocking on wood now). my configuration sounds like the same as you have with the kitchen slide and bedroom slide. I haven't even done the first maintenance to them.

I did come across a great video on how to lube the slides and will do so going forward. I don't have the link, but I found it on this forum last week maybe... I am not saying your issue is regarding maintenance just wanted to provide someone who reads this with more information on the maintenance without relying on setting up for service and extra $$ to have someone else do it.

Sorry about your troubles, but I don't think it is an major problem for everyone with these slides, but sounds like more isolated issue, but I'm sure very frustrating!
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