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Old 07-26-2015, 08:28 PM   #101
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PoorButHappy tell the dealer to check and see if water has gotten in across the bottom molding on the out side of the slide . When I took ours in after it too would only move about 6in. I told Forest River that there was a mark on the floor underneath the slide like something was dragging . After the dealer took out the slide they found the molding had never been sealed when installed and water had gotten in and swelled the floor causing it to drag and cut off motor .
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:32 PM   #102
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Maybe a solution to your schwintek slide problems. The screws that hold the outside trim around the slide will back out and allow the box cradle to 'kick in' at the bottom and the slide will go out smoothly. when bringing in the slide back in, the loose screws will not hold the frame straight into the wall and allow the framing to 'kick out' at the bottom and as the slide comes in will tilt into the floor and drag heavily. The trim side with the loosest screws and slide drag will be the motor that stops. The bottom three screws on each side were stripped out from these movements and was holding nothing. Drilled more holes along the edge and when from 12 screws to 20 larger ones. Been fighting the slide drag problem for two years and what shows up is bad design and workmanship by Forest River.
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:11 AM   #103
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so the factory prototyped a new frame to eliminate the flex. that didn't fix the issue, now they are looking at the drive gears. knew I should have went with the holiday rambler with no slides. I know everything has issues, but if not for this slide issue I would have nothing to really complain about.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:00 PM   #104
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I have a 2013 32' tracer bht and suffered with slide issues on the bunkhouse slide with the schwinteck system . 3rd trip the slide wouldn't open. The dealer replaced both motors and everything worked fine on the 11day 4 different location trip until the morning to return the same slide wouldn't close. I disconnected the motors and shoved the slide in. The dealer took 3 months to fix. They said it was another motor. We now have an issue with the main slide which is a different system. It's the accuslide and the nut came off from where the nut holds the bracket to the chain drive so it dropped the bracket holding 2 of the cables as we tried to open after another trip. There is no room to work on this without dismanteling the trim at the top of the slide . There is something out there called a warranty of merchantability that was put in place to protect the public from companies selling bad products without some recourse.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:13 PM   #105
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I found the operations and service manual which includes a wire diagram at rexandsonsrv.com
I would pull the feed wires off the controller and check for power and ground.
You can email me direct at buschh00@gmail.com I'll give you my phone number if you would like help troubleshooting
I'm a maintence tech with 35 years experience
That website is no longer working. Do you have a copy of it saved that you could email?
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Old 09-06-2015, 08:09 PM   #106
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After reading all of the posts on the Schwintek slide problems, I made a special trip out to my new 2015 Coachmen Prism 2150 Class C, to search for the elusive slide controller. I removed every panel that I could, and still cannot find the unit. Nothing in the battery compartment either. Anyone have an idea?

We did have a moment of panic on a recent trip, where I started the generator as instructed by dealer, and then pushed the button for the room to move in....nothing. No fuse in the fuse panel were labeled for the slide room, nor were any blown. After a few minutes I started the generator again, and the room did retract that time. I'd really like to find the controller if there is a manual override that can be used in case of failure.

Like everything else on this 2015 unit, I have to find things on my own. Forest River lacks the professionalism to actually have a model by model Owners Manual, and a lot of the workmanship I have come across makes "made in America" an embarrassment. The MB chassis is the quality that prompted me to purchase, but the coach is lacking. I understand that Berkshire Hathaway purchased Forest River in 2005, so their "management" has had plenty of time to make a quality product...but their bonus appears to comes before addressing quality.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:47 PM   #107
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Have you looked under the slide against the wall? That's where ours was hiding.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:00 PM   #108
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Cruncher, is that your dinette slide out? My Forester may have the same thing. Do you have the tracks underneath instead of along the sides?? If so, it's the same and I couldn't find mine either. But, I did find this in the outside cabinet under the slide. It may be manual release and there may be a panel behind it that has the controller.
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Old 09-07-2015, 02:17 PM   #109
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Thanks for the insight. I'll make another trip to the storage yard this afternoon and do some spelunking from the storage locker under the slide.My previous search did come across the odd "connector" under the dinette area that is labeled to not be for storage. They even provided a couple of extra screws laying in there, which I find periodically throughout the hidded spaces, along with a lot of wood debris.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:32 PM   #110
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Cruncher, is that wiring going to a 110 volt receptacle? I am going to post a topic on the Forester forum and ask Joshua Cavatt for the location. Also what the thing is hanging below in the cabinet.
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