Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-10-2015, 05:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 19
2015 Solera 24s slide

I'm taking our Solera in for service next week. My question is the slide. is it normal for it to grunt and groan, tilt and drop, and be very slow? It has always worked but it seems like it's straining every time. Some times it's really noisy.
__________________

__________________
pcbikenski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
hkreck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,190
I have a 2013 24S, the slide does the same as yours. Sometimes when bring it in coming up over that hump on the floor it will stop and I have to push the button almost like resetting it then it comes up over the hump and proceeds to close. It has to work hard getting over that hump, I sometimes wonder if there is a way to lubricate it to make it slide easier.
__________________

__________________
Henry & Tena
2013 Solera 24S
The Great Escape
hkreck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 09:23 PM   #3
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 986
I periodically get under mine when it is extended and spray dry slide lube on the bottom of the slide - especially the places that look like they have touched while being extended/retracted. Seems to help.
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 10:13 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 42
Our's was doing the same thing. Sometimes would stop then start again. Was told to lube the seals that rub against the slide. I lubed the seals as far as I could reach with a foam spray designed for seals. Much better than it was but could be better. With the slide topper, it's hard to get seals lubed on top of slide.
__________________
ecramer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 6
My 2015 solera 24s struggling since beginning ! Gouged bottom of slide! Dealer removed and readjusted slide. Worked better for a while.. Now have to push slide from outside while wife pushes button! After about 4 inches it retracts without pushing! Going back to dealer before warranty is up!
__________________
conrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 01:04 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 52
Slide 24S

After taking the unit to the dealer with unsatisfactory results and to another authorized facility FR put a complete new room in our 2014 S. Our room was doing what you describe.
The room is great now. Remember to always be on shore power or generator power when bringing the slide in or out.
__________________
groupleaderpj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2015, 02:46 PM   #7
TARVIDSON
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Missoula, Mt
Posts: 107
For info on Schwintek slides check out the Lippert Industries website. Here is a link to some videos etc on how they work and how to maintain and repair them.
Technical Support Center and Videos
__________________
TARVIDSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 02:32 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 10
slide info vids

In reply to your suggestion "Tarvidson" of the two vids at the link, I would consider the first to be an insult to ones intelligence and the second although indeed informative and to a point helpful it does not however enlighten one to why these slide problem occur.

Surely there must be better information available, for instance if the EAA can run seminars etc at Oshkosh every year why cannot the same be done for the folks that invest in these products ?
__________________
propreperic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2015, 09:55 AM   #9
TARVIDSON
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Missoula, Mt
Posts: 107
Agreed on the first video, if you look a little further in the site you would find 6 videos showing how to operate, maintain and repair the Schwintek slide, push it in by hand in an emergency, reboot the controller etc. as well as phone #'s, part #'s etc. I felt much more prepared after seeing these and printing off a manual to keep in the motorhome.
The EAA is an impressive outfit. I doubt I will ever get to Oshkosh or Elkhart for a seminar so this is probably the best I will get. Going by their answers to a couple simple questions the service department at my local dealer who is probably typical knows less about these systems than I do after digging through the website for a couple hours.
Owning a motorhome is a bit like buying a homebuilt kitplane without a comprehensive manual and trying to figure out what the builder did. Luckily they can't fall out of the sky when something fails.
__________________
TARVIDSON is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2015, 03:55 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 10
slides

Hi Tarvidson
many thanks for further enlightenment, sure it will be useful when I get chance to look into it.................... however
"Owning a motorhome is a bit like buying a homebuilt kitplane without a comprehensive manual and trying to figure out what the builder did"
does not present a professional and trustworthy picture does it ?
happy Camping
Eric
__________________

__________________
propreperic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide, solera

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33 PM.