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Old 04-03-2016, 10:02 PM   #1
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Slide room trick & tips

Looking for some tips and tricks on slide rooms. I have aJayco Eagle Fiver with 3 slides. 2 ( bed slide ) and kitchen/pantry are the Lippert worm drive system.aka four motors with exposed aluminum gear tracks, service tech told me the only way to stow manually woul be to remove facia plates unbolt motor assembly's and manually push in.On the dinett/ fireplace ent. Slide there is a different system 2 underbelly rails with gear teeth an rails, access is a removable underbelly panel to access motor Assy.
Very limited info in manuals dealer not much help either.Any tips would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-04-2016, 04:42 AM   #2
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A few things to keep in mind:
1. Be sure to level the rig when opening/closing the slides
2. Always open/close all the way at once - never stop the slide part way in/out
3. For the Schwintek slides (Kitchen & Bedroom), hold the button for another three to five seconds once you hear the motors stop working
4. On the curb side slide, release the button when the motor starts "clicking"

Our rig is currently at the dealer to have the kitchen slide repaired, and it is a pain in the neck to close manually - the motors (at the top corners only) are difficult to get to and the slide is HEAVY (it was all I could do to get it closed). The slide also needs to be travel locked once closed.

Dealer sent me the trouble shooting guide and if you're interested send me a PM and I'll send it along
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Old 04-04-2016, 06:51 AM   #3
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Looking for some tips and tricks on slide rooms. I have aJayco Eagle Fiver with 3 slides. 2 ( bed slide ) and kitchen/pantry are the Lippert worm drive system.aka four motors with exposed aluminum gear tracks, service tech told me the only way to stow manually woul be to remove facia plates unbolt motor assembly's and manually push in.On the dinett/ fireplace ent. Slide there is a different system 2 underbelly rails with gear teeth an rails, access is a removable underbelly panel to access motor Assy.
Very limited info in manuals dealer not much help either.Any tips would be greatly appreciated
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Know where your control board is for the Schwintec slides. It's a 5 x 5" black box with a white sticker over the front of it. On that sticker are error codes that relate to the flashing lights and a manual override button that can both retract and extract the slide. The motors have a brake that will only disengage with power so if someone was to hold the button in the direction one wants and another push you can move the slide. Only do this if the manual override does not work.

As stated above it is very important to never stop mid way on the worm drive systems. Hold the button down 3 seconds after it completes the motion to reset the end points. Once your slide becomes out of alignment it is only a matter of a few cycles before it binds up.

On the gear driven slides you can access the motor and manually crank on the gear drive to move the slide with a ratchet drive.
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The slide also needs to be travel locked once closed.
Is the travel lock something that needs to be manually done? Is this something extra or is it already there?
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It must be done manually. I ended up wedging a piece of 2x4 between the wall and the slide frame to hold it closed - last thing I needed was the slide coming open while heading down the interstate.
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Robkelly, what was the problem with your slide?
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Go to Lippert's web site and download/print all the manuals for the slide system-you'll be glad you did! Also, locate the "control" boxes for your slides BEFORE you have a problem. If you have 2 Schwintec slides then you will have 2 boxes. One of ours was in the "basement" and the other was in the cupboard in the 1/2 bathroom. The dealer even had trouble finding it! Also, if you have the leveling system you can get the manuals for that too. Again, you'll be glad you did!
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Here are some interesting videos.
https://www.youtube.com/user/LippertUniversity/videos
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Is the travel lock something that needs to be manually done? Is this something extra or is it already there?
If you have stripped gears or have removed the motors then nothing holds the slide in and you must wedge something in between the interior trim and wall. If you can push it in and out without touching the buttons then something manual should be done to prevent it from coming out on the road.

There used to be slide locks on older units, but I have not heard of them being used any longer.
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Slide room trick & tips

I made a set using 3/4" PVC and crutch tips. Easy and store till needed. I'll post a pic later when I get to the camper.

The top 2 fit the br slide. The lower 2 will fit the large rear slides, depending on whether the spacer is added.
I store them under the sofa. I have used one set of them to get home when the gear box stripped.
I wedge them in on either end of the slide top inside. The slide can not move out when they are in place.
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