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Old 01-17-2018, 07:09 AM   #1
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The REAL DEAL on Schwintech slides

Can anyone please tell me the bottom line on Schwintech in wall slide outs?
I have heard mostly all bad news about them since they came out.
We are thinking about trading for an Eagle HT 324bhts with a schwintech kitchen slide. I said I would never buy one with one, BUT now I am considering it.
I see them on all brands high end and low end. Surly they can be all bad if they are using them on $200,000 coaches.

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Old 01-17-2018, 07:25 AM   #2
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I have one on my 2011 rig. Never had any problems. Itís the bedroom slide so not a heavy one. Only problem I ever had was a wire connector pulled loose and I was able to find and fix it in a few minutes.
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I have one on my 2011 rig. Never had any problems. Itís the bedroom slide so not a heavy one. Only problem I ever had was a wire connector pulled loose and I was able to find and fix it in a few minutes.
I'm thinking your experience is more the norm considering how many I see in campgrounds. 1in3 newer rvs seem to have atleast one Schwintek.
I'm assuming the kitchen slide would be on the heavier side. That has me a bit more concerned.
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I have 2 in my 2016 38FDDS. While the bedroom one is smaller, I keep a lot of stuff stored under the bed so there is probably a couple hundred lbs at least under the bed, not including the weight of the slide itself. The slide motors feel strong and they have no problem moving the weight in and out.
The other is the dining area slide which includes the U-shape dinette with storage underneath (filled with cookware)and the loveseat. Much heavier than the bedroom slide I'd imagine.
Both slides have functioned perfectly thus far after 2 full season.
My rig is at a seasonal site with the slides out from May to October, but I test them every few weeks because I'm OCD when it comes to my stuff!LOL!
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I have the same model 2016 Eagle 324BHTS TT with the kitchen slide> Never had a problem... Knock on wood!!!!
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Thanks for the replies so far
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My 2015 28BHKS has one in the kitchen slide, no issues.

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I have a 2015 323LKTS. It has 3 slides, 2 of which are Schwintech. The largest one is the kitchen and sofa slide, which contains a double door refrigerator. This slide has never given me any problems. The other Schwintech is the bedroom slide. On 2 occasions the movement outward pulled loose a connector holding the power line to one of the motors. This left the slide stuck in the out position. Not being as good of a mechanical person as some on here, I could not get the slide to move from the out position and I was stranded in the RV park until a mobile repair service could arrive. I took the fifth wheel back to the dealer both times. They eventually added some length to the power cord and replaced the connector with a stronger one. That has fixed the problem for the past 2 years.
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I have a 2015 323LKTS. It has 3 slides, 2 of which are Schwintech. The largest one is the kitchen and sofa slide, which contains a double door refrigerator. This slide has never given me any problems. The other Schwintech is the bedroom slide. On 2 occasions the movement outward pulled loose a connector holding the power line to one of the motors. This left the slide stuck in the out position. Not being as good of a mechanical person as some on here, I could not get the slide to move from the out position and I was stranded in the RV park until a mobile repair service could arrive. I took the fifth wheel back to the dealer both times. They eventually added some length to the power cord and replaced the connector with a stronger one. That has fixed the problem for the past 2 years.
Thank you so much for this info. and thanks to everyone ^^^^ who has posted above. I think in general having this type of slide should not hold up the deal in getting this trailer.
From what I have read it can have a bit to do with how the manufacturer installs the system. Tiffin uses them on there Allegro MH's as well as other higher end manufacturers.
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From what I have read it can have a bit to do with how the manufacturer installs the system. Tiffin uses them on there Allegro MH's as well as other higher end manufacturers.
It also depends if the owner opens and closes them fully. They are not designed to be stopped mid-way, they get out of sync. I counted over 15 manuf with them one day.
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