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Old 09-09-2016, 10:12 AM   #11
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My 2011 has never had any problems other than minor with the big slides and none ever with the Schwintek bedroom slide.

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Old 09-09-2016, 10:51 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by estesbubba View Post
My dealer said 90% of their Schwintek problems are because of user's not following exactly what you stated. My Schwintek slide starting binding when coming in and I later found out my wife partially opened to get something out. Once I got it recalibrated it has worked great every since (fingers crossed just like everyone else).
But what if the that direction is ridiculous? I don't have slides, but I read here often enough of people making that last minute realization that the tree is a little too close; hopefully before the crunching sound is heard. That situation will always require a stop short, retract, move the rig, and redeploy. Do these darn things break every time you do that? Seems to me that partial deployments are common enough that a slide should be able to handle it without self destruction!

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Old 09-09-2016, 12:14 PM   #13
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I've never had a problem with my slides. I have three and two of them are 12 footers. I've stopped them several times mid way out then brought them in. I too have heard to hold the button until it clicks twice...in and out. But one thing I have noticed is, they are some heavy cumbersome slides, I tell ya what.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:22 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by bankr63 View Post
I read here often enough of people making that last minute realization that the tree is a little too close
Or the power pedestal.

So far so good with the single Schwintek in our WhiteHawk 27DSRL. Would rather deal with an electromechanical issue than leaky hydraulic pump and pistons that started to afflict the fifth wheel we previously owned. Did I mention those slides were a Lippert product...........
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:57 PM   #15
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How do you tell what brand slider you have? We have a 2015 27DSRL and it is normal for us to partially open the slide to gain access to the rear of the coach without having to go outside each time. So far we have not had any problems (knock on wood!). I believe the slide is mechanically driven via an electric motor with gear reduction so I don't understand why partially opening would be a problem. Someone please educate me.
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:23 PM   #16
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I know with my slide, the entire thing seems to change shape as it is sliding in or out, the floors flex, the entire 'box' doesn't just go directly out, it rises and falls as it's being extended. It doesn't seem to be 'happy' until it is all the way out. The whole thing concerns me honestly, but no issues really yet. I've been told to never stand on the slide unless it it fully extended, which makes sense.. so if you aren't supposed to put weight on it unless it's fully open, I can see how letting it hang partially open puts weight and stresses things where it really isn't designed to be, and it shouldn't be in that half open condition for very long. That's all I can think of anyway.
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:23 PM   #17
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If your slide motors are in the wall(the slide has visible aluminum rails on each side) it's a SCHWINTEK.

I personally think this is partially why SCHWINTEK gets so much press. They are the only 'brand name" readily identifiable. Most people don't know what brand is through or under the frame driving their slides.
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I have seen problems with every type of slide mechanism. But overall they all work most of the time. I am liking the Schwintek slides on our new rig.
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I had a 2010 that had major slide problems and a 2013 that was just horrible with slide problems. Motors, rack and wiring harnesses. Never again.
Were they Schwintek?

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Were they Schwintek?

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