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Old 06-12-2018, 01:19 AM   #1
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Spare Schwintek slideout motor

I was thinking oi carrying a spare motor for my Forester's bedroom slide. It has the Schwintek in wall slide out with the upper and low tracks on each side. I watched the You Tube video and checked on Amazon for the motor finding 236575 and high torque 287298. Anyone know which one it takes? Slide is maybe 5' by 3'. I guess they expect owners to carry an extension ladder to reach the motor screw. I would hate to climb on the roof and lean over to find the motor release screw. Plus my solar panels would prevent me from doing that.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:14 AM   #2
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the chance of a slide motor failure is very small. When reading the forum it seems like they are failing all the time but in reality the failure rate is very small.
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yes, I have a spare as well...yours would probably be the 1:300 'regular' version for a small slide room. Camping World also usually has these, sometimes only back in the 'parts department', though, as they work on these frequently. Probably about $250.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:50 AM   #4
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Amazon has them for $140.


https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-23657...eywords=236575
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:03 AM   #5
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Make sure you know where the control board is located and how to put it in emergency override mode.
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Lippert made identifying the in-wall slide out motors easy. The low torque motors have a black cap over the circuitry (where the pigtail comes out). The high torque motors have a clear cap. Small or lightweight slides will most likely have the 300:1 and full wall or heavy slides will most likely have the 500:1. 300’s are, as previously posted, about $150
where 500’s are going to be closer to $250.
You can help your motors by keeping the gear blocks lubed with CRC Power Lube w/ptfe, keep the tracks clean, keep the motors in sync, keep the seals soft, keep the bottom rollers (if present) lubed and clean and your batterys charged. YMMV
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:23 AM   #7
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"I guess they expect owners to carry an extension ladder to reach the motor screw."

No they expect that you will bring it back to your dealer.......or call an RV tech for repairs
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #8
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"I guess they expect owners to carry an extension ladder to reach the motor screw."

No they expect that you will bring it back to your dealer.......or call an RV tech for repairs
Just like they expect you have a jack and a lug wrench.
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That might be so, but when I needed one in South Carolina a couple of years ago, I had a devil of a time getting on overnighted from anywhere and no local RV parts department had one.

I now own a couple of spares that are kept in my in-law’s basement. They can overnight one to me if I ever need it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:40 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the replies. I lube everything 2-3 times a year. My dealer (the owner) said to always have it on shoreline or the generator for a few minutes prior to extending or retracting the slides and levelers. Said most issues come from low batteries where extra amps and heat will take it's toll on the motors. If you think about it, makes sense. You are about to leave the campground in the morning and your batteries are down to 60% from last charge. Voltage will drop and amps go up. Extra strain on those little motors.
At least I should be able to get the bedroom slide in by either the override or manual push. Can always sleep in one of the other beds if needed. Then replace the motor when the next opportunity arises. But for now, it's working fine!
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