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Old 03-19-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Sunseeker 3170 Slideout issue

We just made our first camping trip of the year and I had trouble with the large passenger side slideout. When I tried to extend it a couple times, one side sticks and the slideout gets "twisted" as it moves unevenly. It appears that one motor is under more torque than the other and it shuts down. I pulled it all the way back in, when we tried it again my son pushed slightly on the bunks to help it move freely. I also think that the bottom trim is dragging on the floor which may be creating this friction.

Has anyone had issues with their slideout on this model?

Is there a way to adjust the height so it doesn't drag on the floor?

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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We have the 3100SS and (knock on wood) no issues with the slideout. I would say it is out of adjustment and needs to go back to a dealer for the fix.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #3
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I looked here when I was adjusting mine. I think it's a Lippert. Hope this helps.


http://www.lci1.com/OwnersManuals/Sl...ideout-Web.pdf
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I looked here when I was adjusting mine. I think it's a Lippert. Hope this helps.
http://www.lci1.com/OwnersManuals/Sl...ideout-Web.pdf
That is a different slide mechanism. The 3170 uses a Lippert slide, but it is the Schwintek.

http://www.lci1.com/index.php?option...7%3Cimg%20src=
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It appears that one motor is under more torque than the other and it shuts down.
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That is the nature of the Schwintek In-Wall slide. If it is not tracking square, one motor will shut down and let the other one catch up.

Lippert service & warranty: 1-866-LCI-SVC1
www.lci1.com

Taking it to the dealer for an adjustment is an option as well. I have video's but most of those are installation and not adjustment.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply guys, I think your comments are on track with a little more research that I have done. It seems to occur when I am using the coach batteries only. The Lippert manuals stress the importance of amperage to the motors and they may be causing significant demand on the battery. With a little push it completes the move (that operation was identified in the troubleshooting diagram) It doens't seem to occur when I am plugged into shore power.

Thanks again for all the info, those links were helpful.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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Quick question do you get cable tv on the bedroom tv. I have a 2012 3170ds and bedroom tv works great with over air signal but not with cable.
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