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Old 12-02-2014, 11:10 PM   #21
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Great post, and information, thank you!
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Old 12-06-2014, 10:23 AM   #22
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Very interesting thanks! My bedroom slide is exactly like this but my living room slide is the ratchet type.

The idea w the living room slide is that as soon as it clicks stop.

Which is just opposite of this. I like the way this bedroom slide works.

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Old 12-06-2014, 12:40 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the great info! I love this forum!
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:36 PM   #24
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We have a 2014 3051S, as well. Thank you so much for this feed and information!
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:39 AM   #25
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Is there some sort of lock for these when traveling? I notice last week some movement when traveling with 6 adults for the day.


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Is there some sort of lock for these when traveling? I notice last week some movement when traveling with 6 adults for the day.


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When you bought your unit you should have gotten 3 little white post like things about a foot long. Most people don't know what they are for but you wedge them in on top of the slide to lock it when traveling. Just attach some ribbons to them so you don't forget to remove when opening the slide.

Most people never need them and don't use them.

If you don't have them you could use some short pieces of 2x4s.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:30 AM   #27
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I believe that the Scheintek theory (don't know if it always works) is that the slide controller and motors are always powered. They should hold the slide in place (and maybe come on automatically if the slide moves by itself). On the other hand, I can imagine that having a sofa or dinette full of people might be more that the motors can handle...

Anyway, that's why the instructions indicate that the RV should not be moved if unless the controller and motors are online.

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Old 12-18-2014, 12:21 PM   #28
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I believe that the Scheintek theory (don't know if it always works) is that the slide controller and motors are always powered. They should hold the slide in place (and maybe come on automatically if the slide moves by itself). On the other hand, I can imagine that having a sofa or dinette full of people might be more that the motors can handle...

Anyway, that's why the instructions indicate that the RV should not be moved if unless the controller and motors are online.

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That might explain why the slides are wired to be powered even with the coach battery disconnect switch off.
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During the slide instructions part of our PDI we were tol to always run the slide (12') all the way out or all the way in.Do not stop midway and reverse it.When it reaches full in or full out,let it ratchet three times before releasing the button. There are two gear racks under our slide.Do we have a Scheintec system or something else?
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:17 PM   #30
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It sounds like a Schwintek, but I think you'd need to confirm that. Schwintek's have a control box, about 4" x 6", that would be mounted somewhere in your unit. I've attached an image of the box from the Lippert (manufacturer) web site.

I have no idea where it might be mounted - mine is in a basement compartment along with the water pump...
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