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Old 06-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #21
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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.
So its a Schwintek?
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Old 06-10-2016, 12:35 PM   #22
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My Forester dinette slide looks exactly like Slimjc. I was told the same, if it doesn't leak, leave it alone. Have an appointment Monday at the dealer and will ask again about adjusting the Lippert Above Floor slide-out while still under warranty.
NOTE;READ IN LIPPERT MANUAL, ALL ADJUSTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY CERTIFIED FACTORY TRAINED PERSONNEL OR WARRANTY MAY BE VOIDED!
I was told that because the mechanism is on the bottom, the top makes contact first and the bottom pulls in. Also, that the slide rocks up when extending and retracting as to prevent scrapping on the floor and carpeting. Hense, the bottom of the slide extends out more than the top. Mine has the manual in/out bolt under slide in the compartment below and there is another similar bolt closer to the outside. Not sure what that adjusts and will ask the dealer Monday. Who knows what to believe anymore!
Here's Lippert's diagram:http://www.lci1.com/assets/content/s...ly_Webpage.pdf
Looks like mine is the worse of the bunch in the photos!
Thank you for the info - I would also love to hear what they have to say - I do not want to screw it up.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:21 PM   #23
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Our gap is so wide the seals do not make contact with the body
Sherman - what model is your MH?
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:45 PM   #24
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STOP, check to see if there is room for adjustment first

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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.
STOP!

Before you even attempt this, take a framing square and check and see if the side rails are perpendicular to the cabin. The tolerances are pretty tight and they can be only so far out, without causing problems. then take a level and check to see if all the surfaces are at the same angle. If there is a twist in your slide out frame, the adjustment won't work.

I stopped by A & S RV Center a bit ago to check the status of our Sunseeker. Water Heater Ignition control board ordered and awaiting delivery. Slide out motors were indeed wired backwards (#1 towards driver/#2 towards rear) and for some reason the slide-out control module doesn't like that. Once they got the motor wiring staightened out (#2 motor towards driver/#1 towards rear) and the polarity of the motors reversed so they would run the correct direction when actuating the slide with the rocker switch. The error codes went away.

If your ever in the Metro Detroit area and need a service dealer, look up A & S RV Center, Auburn Hills, MI. Unfortunately they only do warranty service on a couple Forest River motorhomes, fortunately for us, they are an authorized Sunseeker repair facility. BTW they are a Route 66 facility.

I also need to thank Brian Meeks of Forest River and Rick Danz of A & S RV Center for not only putting up with this old man but also going the extra mile to get our motorhome serviced and to get the proper departments talking to each other on the slide-out alignment issue

YES, they are working on a solution. Brian and Rick took the initiative to get this issue resolved. They have the factory, Liebert Swinteck, and the Forest River technical services department working on the problem and seeking a solution. At this stage of the game, they even have the factory attempting to simulate the problem in search of a solution.

The reason I said "STOP" is that our RV has been ajusted as far as it can be and still has the gap at the bottom. Your's may also and exceeding the tolerences may cause binding and breakage.

At least now the right people are aware of the issue and working on a solution. Maybe, we can get Brian to get the right people working on the Curt Brake Module issue once the slide out issue is resolved.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:17 PM   #25
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STOP!

Before you even attempt this, take a framing square and check and see if the side rails are perpendicular to the cabin. The tolerances are pretty tight and they can be only so far out, without causing problems. then take a level and check to see if all the surfaces are at the same angle. If there is a twist in your slide out frame, the adjustment won't work.

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Makes sense- I will check ALL angles, top to bottom measurements and runout before I even attempt this.

Part of me says, If it ain't broke and it works- (even though it doesn't look so good) DON"T fix it"
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:22 PM   #26
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2017 Sunseeker MBS2400WS

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Sherman - what model is your MH?
We have a 2017 Sunseeker MBS 2400WS in the Platinum full body paint scheme.

BTW, I have absolutely no idea what the "S" stands for but it is on the nameplate next to the cabin door.
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Old 06-10-2016, 06:29 PM   #27
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at least Forest River is working on a solution

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Makes sense- I will check ALL angles, top to bottom measurements and runout before I even attempt this.

Part of me says, If it ain't broke and it works- (even though it doesn't look so good) DON"T fix it"
May want to wait and see what the experts figure out. I am fortunate to have a service center near by with people who care about the work they do. They are the ones who brought the gap to the attention of Forest River and Leibert Swintek. Then Brian Meeks seems to have gotten all the necessary people together to work on a solution.

It doesn't look good for Forest River having their most popular class "C" with such obvious finish/fit problems. Not good for the image nor customer loyalty
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Old 06-11-2016, 12:42 AM   #28
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ok per FR

When we picked up our Sunseeker 2400WS we also had gaps at the bottom of the slideout both front and back (maybe a half inch or so). The dealer told us that according to FR as long as the seals were 20% engaged there is no problem. I had a hard time accepting that, but after our first trip we had no problems with leaks or wind. Still .... it just doesn't look correct.
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:03 AM   #29
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The dealer told us that according to FR as long as the seals were 20% engaged there is no problem..
Maybe it isn't a problem but when a person spends $85,000 on a new 24ft motorhome, they expect the fit and finish to be better than average.

We have a 1 1/2" gap along the bottom, it is so wide that the seals do not touch, The seals stop touching the body about half way down the front edge and you can see light coming in from the outside when the slide is closed.

I wonder if FR considers this to be more than 20% engaged because the seals do work on 75% of the slide out, Trouble is doing 60 in a decent rain and you have a leading edge acting as a rain scoop.

I wonder what Mercedes Benz has to say about the quality of the cabins Forest River is putting on their Chassis. Maybe we should all send them some pictures
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:35 AM   #30
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Forest River could bolt an old run down dog box to thier chassis and Mercedes Benz would ask how many more can we ship you next month.

Just because its a class C means nothing. The poor quality and fit and finish are not selective. Its the entire industry. The only thing that will change it, and will change it only a small amount, is for thw economy to downturn or the prjce of fuel to hit the roof again. When sales slow down they'll maybe improve the quality control a little. Rigs built during / coming out of the last downturn of which we had two, a 2011 and 2013 were built better than our 2017 by a longshot.
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