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Old 08-14-2014, 08:24 AM   #1
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Gap between rear slide on a 3170ds

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I have a relatively large gap between the rear slide and the motorhome wall when the slide is pulled in. It is big enough for me to fit my fingertips in it. However the front slide is totally flush with the motorhome when pulled in. Is this normal to have space between a slide and the motorhome? I have attached a picture of what I am talking about. Thanks Click image for larger version

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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Not normal. This slide needs an adjustment and or a repair.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
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That's strange...when I took it to the dealer for other repairs I pointed it out to him out of curiosity and he said that's normal. I guess I'll have to take it back.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:08 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if there is a way to manually tighten the rear slide on a 3170? I know you can on the front slide but I wanted to see if tightening the rear slide would close the gap.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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My 3170 does this some times and I have found that using the slide out seal conditioner helps. You need to go to lippert components web site and watch the video on the schwintec slide system then you will understand your slide better. there is an adjustment but it is an electrical one regulating how much power you are sending to the motors.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:55 PM   #6
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Normal.

Those Schwintec slides have separate motors for each side and although linked they stop when they meet resistance. They tend to cut off at slightly different times based on resistance of each side.

As long as the bulb seal, seals completely there should be nothing to worry about. If that gap gets bigger, then you might want to have it looked at.

The old "above floor slides" were ram driven (in the bottom middle), so the bottom was tight, the top, not as much but you rarely saw it.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:33 PM   #7
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At first from looking at your picture I thought the gap looked large too. However, I went out and looked at my 3170DS rear slide and I too can just slide my finger tips in their but only about an inch in until you get to the rubber gasket. Mines always been this way and is fine.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:59 AM   #8
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Same here. My front slide pulls in tight and clicks when it can not move any more. The rear just stops. Is that normal ? The front clicking?


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Same here. My front slide pulls in tight and clicks when it can not move any more. The rear just stops. Is that normal ? The front clicking?


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The front slide clicking is normal...mine does that too. It's a different kind of slide than the rear slide. I pull my front slide in until I hear it start to click.
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DMezzoprete your slide space is normal, its when it looks like this you have to worry!
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