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Old 09-13-2014, 09:33 AM   #1
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2013 Solaire - 28 QBSS Slide Out stuck out


Was at home last night (luckily) and going to head out for our last trip of the year but could not pull the slide out in. Sounds like a grinding noise toward the rear. We called Good Sam and they sent someone out, who spent an hour looking around for a manual crank but ultimately gave up. The manual simply says that in the event of a failure it can be manually operated but no clue how to do that. It is getting power and will move about 6 inches or so, gets crooked and stops. I called the dealer this morning (Camping World) and they don't know where it is either. Kind of stuck! I can't tow it with the slide out stuck, and hours of googling didn't yield any answers. This seems like a great forum so hoping someone could shed some light.

Thank you!

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Old 09-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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Do you have a crank handle on board ?

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Old 09-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #3
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it looks like you have schwintek slide a few videos that shows how to retract.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:25 PM   #4
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So now I know what's going on. Quite right, I have the schwintek system.

What apparently happened is some of the rubber weather seal got pulled into the gear and motor at the top on one side. So it was doing what they described in the video as just pulling one side in and out. We were able to locate a technician who came onsite and had a pretty hard time getting the motor disconnected but was finally able to do it. I think the difficulty came from having so much of the rubber seal gummed up in the motor, it was hard to move anything in the tight space.

So with the slide out now in I am able to drive it to a repair facility. Thank you for your help! In this case, I had nothing to go on in terms of what type of system it was or where to look. Nothing in our paperwork or manual had any indication of what type of system it was. I wish I saw this video last weekend, that definitely would have saved some time.

Now hopefully the extended warranty will cover the repairs!
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