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Old 12-15-2015, 08:30 PM   #31
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I have a 2016 3170DS. The right side, bunkhouse slide does not go in all the way. It is about an inch away from closing tight like the left side does. It seams that it is hitting the weather strip seal evenly all the way around. Is this normal?
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:27 AM   #32
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I have a 2013 3170, computer desk on rear slide. An RV repair place made the same observation about mine, thought it might be "off a peg" on the rack. Well, it goes in, and it's against the side (no gap) but the repair person thought it wasn't as tight as it should be. For now I'm not doing anything. But if you have a gap, might want to ask the dealer and see if warranty is available (should be, 2016 is pretty new....)
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Old 12-20-2015, 12:00 PM   #33
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My rear slide closes tight at the top but not the bottom. I've tried the realigning trcik, but it's not working. Any ideas?
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:03 PM   #34
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I just had mine rescrewed and resealed at CW for this kind of thing. I have a 2013 3170DS. I should have come here first before I let them monkey with it.
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Old 01-05-2016, 01:41 AM   #35
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I just had mine rescrewed and resealed at CW for this kind of thing. I have a 2013 3170DS. I should have come here first before I let them monkey with it.

Did CW not do a good repair on yours?
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:30 PM   #36
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An update on the repair to our swintek slide on our 2015 3170 DS.

The CW in Calera, Al did the repair. basically they re-caulked, put in bigger screws and "bondo'ed" the crack in the bottom. We had inside water damage due to the leaking. It took about 6 weeks for FR to approve the repair under warranty and about 6 weeks for CW to do the repair. yes, 6 months overall. We kept the RV until the approval -- getting in two more trips in the fall.

We have not been out yet in 2016 but will do a week mid-March.
Overall experience -- Poor

Took months for FR to approve.
Took months for CW - Calera, AL to repair. We had other problems with CW - Calera that i will post in another thread.

I am not confident the larger screws and re-caulk will solve the problem. Seems like FR has an issue with the swintek system. I will hold off judgement for next purchase but I am not too keen on swintek+FR at this point.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:33 PM   #37
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My rear slide closes tight at the top but not the bottom. I've tried the realigning trcik, but it's not working. Any ideas?
If you have only an extra 1/2" on the bottom it is the seat belt reinforcements. Look under the slide and there should be four pieces of steel, they will hit before the wall of the slide.
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If you have only an extra 1/2" on the bottom it is the seat belt reinforcements. Look under the slide and there should be four pieces of steel, they will hit before the wall of the slide.

Those four plates have carriage bolts going thru them. When we first got our unit home, for some reason I looked under that rear slide and noticed that one if the carriage bolts was not seated all the way. So I went inside , loosened the bolt, turned it a quarter turn so it would tighten flush with the plate . Slide closes nicely and the rubber seal not stressed anymore.
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