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Old 03-01-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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Jayco Eagle Slides

Hey all, buying a Jayco Eagle Travel Trailer this weekend. My concern when buying a new trailer has always been slide technology and seals...Have you guys been happy with your slide technology?

Also, in general have you been happy with your Eagle travel trailer? Any immediate suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2016, 11:56 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your Eagle and (if it hasn't been said already) welcome to the JOF.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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We have a 2014 Eagle 5th wheel and it has 3 slides. Never had any problems with any of them. Hope I didn't just jinx myself. This is our first 5th wheeler after 30 years of camping and we just love it!
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My Jayco MH is the first one I've had where I've been concerned about slides. My previous MHs have always had a fairly straight forward and doable manual slide setup in case something happened to the electric side. The Schwintek system on my current MH is a bit more cumbersome to manually operate. Fortunately it's on the small bedroom slide which seems to be less troublesome than the large living room slides (according to this forum's discussions).

That being said, I haven't had a problem with any of the slides on my rigs, either electrically or with bad seals.
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Love my Eagle and I've had no problems with the slides or seals!


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My Eagle has 3 slides. Two are the old type and the small BR is a Schwintec.

We had a bottom seal on one of the big slide tear while in warranty and was replaced. No other slide seals problems.

We had a slide gear on one of the big drives go bad and was replaced under warranty.
We had a bolt shear on the slide drive motor/drive mechanism. I replaced it and found the other side had a loose bolt. I tightened it and have had no other problems.
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So is the Shwintec slide one of the better technologies available? My trailer will be sitting it's entire life and my lake property, so slides will not take a ton of impact. They will be opened and closed, or simply left open during the summer depending on what forum suggests.
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We have three slides on our 2014 Eagle and have had no problems with slides or seals. They are opened several times a month as we camp at least once a month and it is open and set up when it is at our house, under a shelter and plugged in. We do lube the slide seals and tracks several times a year.
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So is the Shwintec slide one of the better technologies available? My trailer will be sitting it's entire life and my lake property, so slides will not take a ton of impact. They will be opened and closed, or simply left open during the summer depending on what forum suggests.
Well that may be a controversial statement! LOL. There are a mix of complaints and lack of complaints. My experience is great but my slide is a small br one. Many I read about are in the larger slides which also can have it.
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Yes, and I will have 2 slides on the bunkhouse, one being quite large
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