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Old 06-24-2015, 11:20 AM   #1
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Does your slide motor shut off???

I just picked up my new 26RKS about ten days ago, and I have a question. I have not previously owned a slide model. The generic Jayco manual says to run out the slide until the motor stops, and run in the slide until the motor stops. When I run the slide in or out, the motor does NOT stop, it just makes a ratcheting noise at the end of travel. Is there supposed to be limit switches that stop the motor???
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
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No. I've never heard of a limit switch for a slide.

Release the slide button when you hear the ratcheting sound. The tech should have mentioned this during your PDI.
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That's typical of the Lippert slides. Lippert slides support the slide from the bottom. Once the clunk-clunk-clunk rachet noise occurs, it's safe to stop.

Schwintek slides will run out and stop once they reach the limit of travel, similar to the way motorized windows work on a car. These slides have supports/tracks on the sides of the slide.

Our current trailer has one of each.

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Schwintek slides will run out and stop once they reach the limit of travel, similar to the way motorized windows work on a car.
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Thanks, that is what I thought.
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