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Old 09-22-2016, 08:58 PM   #1
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So thanks to a dead slide, I get to drive to Indiana from central Pennsylvania next week. For a slide system assembly, Lippert needs 5-7 days for the build and then 5-7 days for delivery. Any accelerated delivery jumps from $200 to $1,000+.

So, I guess I get to drive 600 miles on Wednesday, hotel it, and turn around on Thursday and do the reverse.

My timeline is such that I can't wait the extra week.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:43 PM   #2
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Ugh, ugh and more ugh.
Im sure you had many other things planned for your time and money. Hopefully this will fix your problems once and for all!
Safe travels and good luck!
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:51 PM   #3
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Will lippert be installing the new assembly?
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:52 PM   #4
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Will lippert be installing the new assembly?

Nope, I'm just playing delivery man.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:53 PM   #5
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Ugh, ugh and more ugh.

Im sure you had many other things planned for your time and money. Hopefully this will fix your problems once and for all!

Safe travels and good luck!

So true. These Schwintek slides are literally the only major problem I've had with this camper and it's been a recurring one. Have owned the camper for 4 years and have gone through 3 slide out systems. This time, the $2,000 is coming out of my pocket.
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Ouch!
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That stinks. Is it always the same problem, or a different one each time?
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That stinks. Is it always the same problem, or a different one each time?

The first 2 times were the driver's side slide in the bunkhouse. The factory dealt with both of those. Each time, as far as I could tell- they replaced the whole system. Supposedly the second time, it was an upgraded system.

This time, it's the same symptoms but on the passenger side slide in the bunkhouse. This slide system was replaced in February 2014 by the Sabre factory when they did the driver's side.

Always the same symptoms, though.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:41 PM   #9
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Ependydad,
I've read lots of your posts and followed many of your trips. I know you and the family are full timers, but do you still own a house?

Just wondering where y'all will be staying while the camper is being repaired. Seems like it would take a small fortune to stay in a hotel that long!
Unless I misread, it looks like a 10-14 day ordeal.
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Ependydad,
I've read lots of your posts and followed many of your trips. I know you and the family are full timers, but do you still own a house?

Just wondering where y'all will be staying while the camper is being repaired. Seems like it would take a small fortune to stay in a hotel that long!
It would. For prior work being done, we coordinated some hotel time and some time staying in at at the facility. Or gave places a single day to work on it.

This time, we coordinated it around when we'd be in our hometown and are staying at my in-laws/the wife's parents. They have 2 extra bedrooms, so the kids get one and my wife/I get one. But still... it's the in-laws.

We have friends who are going through a similar Schwintek issue. For them, they scheduled a day or two at a repair shop for them to diagnose the problems. They then took the camper back and went places for 2 months while the repair shop ordered parts and whatnot. Just this week, they dropped it off again and the repair shop gets 3 days to fix the slides. Pretty neat scheduling and one I'll likely adopt when we're further from family.
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