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Old 07-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #1
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New Slide Mechanisms

Anyone else not getting a warm fuzzy feeling about their current slide mechanisms? I currently have a crusader 290rlt with three slides all of which have the motors that move the slides mounted in the walls. They move them on two tracks that are attached to each side of the slides. They look like aluminum rails with teeth in the center of them that the drive motors must have gears that mesh with to move the slide in and out. Im already having problems with one of the slides not coming in evenly, not to mention that I dont see anyway of manually cranking them in if they fail. What makes me worry is this was the first year (2011) they made them that way and now I see the 2012s have the old rams on the bottom and the side tracks and motors are gone. Makes me think they had too many problems with the new and improved design and went back to the old tried and true way of moving the slides.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:13 AM   #2
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They are called "In wall" slide motors. Schwintek In Wall Slide-Out
The 320 has them in the bedroom only, the other two are screw type. They are supposed to be completely service free. If they fail you have to to uplug the unit from the control box. The 320 bedroom slide control box is under the bathroom sink. That will realease the brake and allow you to push the slide in/out by hand. I haven't noticed any issues with ours yet
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:17 AM   #3
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Anyone else not getting a warm fuzzy feeling about their current slide mechanisms? I currently have a crusader 290rlt with three slides all of which have the motors that move the slides mounted in the walls. They move them on two tracks that are attached to each side of the slides. They look like aluminum rails with teeth in the center of them that the drive motors must have gears that mesh with to move the slide in and out. Im already having problems with one of the slides not coming in evenly, not to mention that I dont see anyway of manually cranking them in if they fail. What makes me worry is this was the first year (2011) they made them that way and now I see the 2012s have the old rams on the bottom and the side tracks and motors are gone. Makes me think they had too many problems with the new and improved design and went back to the old tried and true way of moving the slides.
I had the same problem (slide not moving in/out evenly) before a major failing. Check the slide motor and MAKE SURE the bolts holding the motor to the frame are TIGHT.
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So I am assuming from the one post if the slide fails you can push it in by unhooking the control box???

We have a 2012 Wildwood 28BHXL, the slide has rails that sound exactly like what is described (aluminum with teeth down the center) I have yet to find the motor, what appears to be a control box (it lights up when the slide is being operated) is on the floor under the couch. The only confusing thing is the owners manual shows a motor with a sticker to remove to alow access to a bolt to manually crank the slide in but with a generic owners manual I am not convinced that applies to our trailer especially since I have yet to locate the motor.
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So I am assuming from the one post if the slide fails you can push it in by unhooking the control box???

We have a 2012 Wildwood 28BHXL, the slide has rails that sound exactly like what is described (aluminum with teeth down the center) I have yet to find the motor, what appears to be a control box (it lights up when the slide is being operated) is on the floor under the couch. The only confusing thing is the owners manual shows a motor with a sticker to remove to alow access to a bolt to manually crank the slide in but with a generic owners manual I am not convinced that applies to our trailer especially since I have yet to locate the motor.
Give your dealer a call, they'll let you know how to find what you are looking for. When you find out what kind of slide you have, search it out on Google and down load the manual.
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So I am assuming from the one post if the slide fails you can push it in by unhooking the control box???

We have a 2012 Wildwood 28BHXL, the slide has rails that sound exactly like what is described (aluminum with teeth down the center) I have yet to find the motor, what appears to be a control box (it lights up when the slide is being operated) is on the floor under the couch. The only confusing thing is the owners manual shows a motor with a sticker to remove to alow access to a bolt to manually crank the slide in but with a generic owners manual I am not convinced that applies to our trailer especially since I have yet to locate the motor.
Here's the manual:
http://www.lci1.com/OwnersManuals/Sl...t%20System.pdf
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help!! Hopefully this will be a one and done problem. With the links to the manufacturer and manuals at least I'll have some idea of how things are supposed to work.

Thanks Again!!!
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #8
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I have the same on my wardrobe sldie that 62car9 and M109Rrider are talking about, Schwintek In Wall Slide-Out. Mine has operated trouble free so far.

Here's a couple of pics of the slide from the outside so everyone can see the type they're talking about.



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I am having problems with this system also. When I took it in for warranty work I asked them to look at the tracks because at least 2 of them were flaking off metal pieces and the wear marks showed that the driving gear and the driven gear were not meshing properly. Dealer said the adjustment was not correct and will have to replace the tracks and make sure they are in proper adjustment. I suggest you closely inspect the tracks for this problem.
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Schwintek Slide Out Systems

These Schwintek Slide Systems do not have a way to push the slide in without bypassing the control module and using power to move slide. other option is to disconnect both motors at top of wall rails, then push in by hand.

best information is on you tube!!!! Search schwintek
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