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Old 06-09-2016, 12:47 PM   #11
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Mine looks the same as yours.
Let me know what the do...if anything.
Mine just seems like the lower tracks are 1 or 2 teeth off on the gears.
When mine is retracted, it appears level though. (Bed slide)
I can't get my hand in under the slide and I'm not heavy. I'm sure the tech will have a hard time adjusting if he knows what to do.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:26 PM   #12
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Your problems are adjustable. Question is which slide mechanism you have.
1. If your slide has two square tubes with rack and pinion gears, it is nesc. to
slide the slide out out approx. 10 inches. then if you look under the tubes you will
find a set of gears and wheels that the slide runs on meshed with the toothed rail.
notice the two bolts holding the gear pkg. in place, remove the bolt closest to you from the pkg. opposite of the end with the push ram and just loosen the bolt closest to the frame. You may need to jack up slightly to remove the bolt. The gear package should drop down out of the rack on the tube. NOW measure both ends of the slide out to the body of the coach. on the end you dropped down the gear, push in or pull out the slide to get an equal measurement on both ends of the slide. Get your measurement close as possible. Now swing the gear back up and insert the bolt and tighten. Run the slide in and it should now be even front and rear.
2. if you have schwintek (cable) operated slide you will need to adjust the cables individually.
3. If you are floor mounted you will need to partially lift the slide up off the gear on the floor and move the slide in or out.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:35 PM   #13
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I think most of us posting here have the Lippert Above Floor Slide. See the diagram in my previous post.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:12 PM   #14
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About that warranty issue - given the slap-dash way things are assembled at the factory in the first place, it would be impossible for the dealer or manufacturer to claim the warranty is void because the slide is improperly adjusted.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:23 PM   #15
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About that warranty issue - given the slap-dash way things are assembled at the factory in the first place, it would be impossible for the dealer or manufacturer to claim the warranty is void because the slide is improperly adjusted.
True, but aren't we talking about after the owner makes an adjustment and possibly messing it up further while still under warranty?
What is the warranty, 1 year for FR and Lipperts on the mechanism?
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:44 PM   #16
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In-wall Slide out operation, trouble shooting, and installation

I wish to thank Everyone who has offered help on adjusting the Slide outs, unfortunately the Slide out mechanism on the new Sunseeker 2400W is an in-wall dual synchronous motor unit with a motor controller, no cables, no bottom rails, but rather upper and lower gear rails on sides of each end. One near the top and the other near the bottom. AT each end there is an in wall housing that contains a drive shaft with a gear for the top rail and one for the bottom rail. A synchronous motor is located on the top of each shaft. There is an extend and retract switch that operates the controller which in turn sends signal and power to the motors to make them move at the same speed and in the same direction. There is a process in which the end points can be adjusted.

It is my understanding that the only way to adjust the top to bottom distance is to remove the motor, lift the shaft so that it slides out of the lower gear, move the gear rail in/out as necessary and then reinstall the shaft and motor. This is the reason for having a certified technician doing the job. You really need to see how these are installed to understand how they work.

In my case the number 1 motor is getting a motor fault indication on full extend and the number 2 motor is getting a motor fault indication on full retract. The installation manual which I am attaching states that the fault can be caused by either a broken wire or a bad motor. The controller itself goes into an override mode if a fault is detected which allows you to run the motors so that you may close the slide out in most cases.

The red fault light is located on the operator switch and is rather bright so it is almost impossible to not notice it when operating the button. The fault light came on the first time I operated the slide myself, that was once we had driven the motorhome to our residence. With the extensive pre-delivery inspection that Forest River mandates and I paid for, it is rather odd that this issue was not indicated nor addressed on the paperwork the dealer sent to Forest River. It makes one wonder about the dealer and his ethics?????

BTW should you decide to learn more about this in-wall slide out system, do a search by bulletin number on google for the additional documentation listed on the last page of the document I have attached.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:04 PM   #17
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It is my understanding that the only way to adjust the top to bottom distance is to remove the motor, lift the shaft so that it slides out of the lower gear, move the gear rail in/out as necessary and then reinstall the shaft and motor. This is the reason for having a certified technician doing the job. You really need to see how these are installed to understand how they work.

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I may try to pull a motor off and see if it moves- further in.
Probably just off a tooth or 2 top to bottom.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:33 PM   #18
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Our slide was crooked in the opening and tilted out at the bottom. It went back to the factory and the issue was that the slide frame was bent.It would never be right. They replaced the whole thing and all is good.Before I spent a lot of time trying to adjust it,I would lay a long straight edge on all 3 sides of both slide frame pieces.Our frame was tweeked almost an inch on one rail.
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Total Loss, do you have the Lippert with the rack underneath or the Schwintek with the aluminum double rails on the sides, or both?
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Old 06-10-2016, 10:43 AM   #20
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Total Loss, do you have the Lippert with the rack underneath or the Schwintek with the aluminum double rails on the sides, or both?
Schwintek- double rails- 2 motors on top.
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