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Old 12-24-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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Front slideout

My front slide out is having a hard time going in or out. I guessing it needs lubrications. Anyone have instruction or a video on how and where to oil it at?
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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There are many different kinds of slides and different procedures for all.

Do you know what kind of slide mechanism you have?
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I’ll check and repost.
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If you see any tracks or gears along or under the slide, start with those. Personally I use a dry lube, but I'm sure like everything else, everyone has an opinion on what's best. Have you lubed your slide seals as well? 303 protectant or something similar works well for that. If lubing everything up doesn't do the trick, check your batteries. Slide motors draw a lot of power. A sub par battery will cause issues.
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Schwintek slide out lube video

http://lci1.com/support-in-wall-slide-outFound this on YouTube may be of some help if you have this slide out system.
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https://www.amazon.com/CRC-03044-Lub...pray+lubricant

I use CRC 03044 Dry PTFE Lubricating Spray. This will not attract dirt like some of the other types will.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:03 PM   #7
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Front slideout

If your outside and inside seals have not be conditioned with a seal conditioner the slide will drag. Keep the seals and flaps soft and pliable.
Also, ensure your batteries are fully charged. Less than fully charged may cause a slow slide.

FYI, To access the gear mechanism loft the front of the couch up. It just hangs over a bar. Than you can raise the rubber flap to access the drive system.
This is based on my 2014 3170 very similar to your 3171.
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If you see any tracks or gears along or under the slide, start with those. Personally I use a dry lube, but I'm sure like everything else, everyone has an opinion on what's best. Have you lubed your slide seals as well? 303 protectant or something similar works well for that. If lubing everything up doesn't do the trick, check your batteries. Slide motors draw a lot of power. A sub par battery will cause issues.

Would it still do it with the camper plugged to shore power?
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Did the OP get their problem resolved?
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Did the OP get their problem resolved?
Have not had a chance to look at it. Going to try later today.
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