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Old 09-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #91
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Time for dumb question what are you talking about with timing? I have never heard anything about timing a slide but maybe I don't have that brand.


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Old 09-23-2016, 11:01 AM   #92
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We had the same issues and when we spoke to the techs at Goshen, they said that the biggest issue was owners would put their slide in (or start going out) and then stop and reverse the process. Apparently this is what puts the slide out of time (if someone disagrees, don't shoot me I am only the messenger )

We were told by the techs that once you start a Schwintek (in or out) go the full cycle and do not stop. If your Schwintek is out of time, cycling the slide out in and out 2 times should retime things. (This is how the tech "fixed" our slide).

Ever since heeding the tech's advice I have not had a timing problem on either of our Schwintek slides. (and they have cycled easily 20 or more times).
yes that is what the video shows heree camping and slide went out without any problems thanks again for your input
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:38 PM   #93
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We had the same issues and when we spoke to the techs at Goshen, they said that the biggest issue was owners would put their slide in (or start going out) and then stop and reverse the process. Apparently this is what puts the slide out of time (if someone disagrees, don't shoot me I am only the messenger )

We were told by the techs that once you start a Schwintek (in or out) go the full cycle and do not stop. If your Schwintek is out of time, cycling the slide out in and out 2 times should retime things. (This is how the tech "fixed" our slide).

Ever since heeding the tech's advice I have not had a timing problem on either of our Schwintek slides. (and they have cycled easily 20 or more times).

I don't know about this timing issue and have never had any problem with mine. That said I do not dispute the info but telling someone to not stop when putting out the slide needs a major disclaimer. When putting the slide out if anything sounds weird acts weird or any hiccup stop and look at everything. There is a reason for things to act weird. No not be afraid to run it back in or out. Stop and look behind everything. A bowl or waste can could have gotten back there. Hell a cat might have gotten in the slide. Don't just run it in or out without stopping.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:46 PM   #94
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Check the door Arm at the top of your front door. There is a tension nut up there that can be tightened. See if this will help keep the door open.

So where is this tension nut. I have a 2011 and have never seen a tension not on any model. There is a round spring like a rolled spring that catches in the notch. I have from time to time spread that spring out to create more tension but have not seen a nut. Please post a picture of it if you would. There also is a mod that was posted sometime back that talked about drilling and tapping a bolt that you could add in to help hold the door open. I think Silver or Boo posted it not sure.
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Thanks Phil as I couldn't find tension nut on mine either. Will look for the other post you mentioned
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:20 PM   #96
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I was at the Newmar factory last week and in the service area they have a small parts store. They had a new arm for sale and it was the exact one used in the Berk. I should have bought it and played around with a fix for the tension. Mine stays open pretty good but a gust of wind blows it shut.
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I was at the Newmar factory last week and in the service area they have a small parts store. They had a new arm for sale and it was the exact one used in the Berk. I should have bought it and played around with a fix for the tension. Mine stays open pretty good but a gust of wind blows it shut.

Same here. Seems like door should open further around towards mirror then something hold it open. When I wrap something around that top elbow joint that opens door and then keeps it straight I can keep door open. Just pain in --- to always do
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I had mine fixed at Goshen. There is a bushing that helps lock the door in an open position. The area where the bushing seats had expanded and the bushing would not seat tightly leaving the door to close easily during a good wind or parked on an incline. (BTW, this recollection was from a cursory look at the hinge, not a detailed one) After replacement, the door again stays in a locked position when fully opened.

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I had mine fixed at Goshen. There is a bushing that helps lock the door in an open position. The area where the bushing seats had expanded and the bushing would not seat tightly leaving the door to close easily during a good wind or parked on an incline. (BTW, this recollection was from a cursory look at the hinge, not a detailed one) After replacement, the door again stays in a locked position when fully opened.



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Rich what you call a bushing I'm calling a spring. You are most likely more correct in your description. There is a slot that will expand in that " bushing " if you use a flathead screwdriver. Very carefully twist it to expand. It is best to use a very undersized flathead. It also may break so do it st a risk. Did the techs replace the bushing or the entire mechanism? I didn't see a way to replace just the bushing. What some have suggested doing is to remove the mechanism and hit the area of the bushing with a hammer causing the bushing to expand. I have not tried that yet.
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Rich what you call a bushing I'm calling a spring. You are most likely more correct in your description. There is a slot that will expand in that " bushing " if you use a flathead screwdriver. Very carefully twist it to expand. It is best to use a very undersized flathead. It also may break so do it st a risk. Did the techs replace the bushing or the entire mechanism? I didn't see a way to replace just the bushing. What some have suggested doing is to remove the mechanism and hit the area of the bushing with a hammer causing the bushing to expand. I have not tried that yet.
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I learned a hard lesson trying to expand the bushing; it broke in a couple pieces. The bushing is tempered and any tempered material has limited stretching or compression ability. I also learned that the bushing is riveted to the vertical post and is weaker at that point. You cannot see the rivet without taking the bracket down.

I broke mine a couple years ago and got a new bracket. It was good from the start, but it doesn't last. The U-shaped opening in the bracket that the bushing slips into, should be slightly narrower at the opening. This necked-down opening is what keeps the door open. I found that the "U" wears and looses the narrower opening. I was able to close the opening very slightly with a portable vise. It helped immensely. I guess if the bracket is taken off, the "U" can be narrowed with a hammer (but I would still use a vise).

The door retainer is a poor design and a bad choice by FR.
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