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Old 11-20-2015, 01:38 AM   #121
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Schwintek system has to be the worst possible slide system out there, My brother in law had one on his lance and two years broke 3 times, He sold it back to the dealer for a loss, he just couldn't depend on it anymore. He bought a new trailer without slides.
I've prepared my wife- if the same slide stops working again, I'm done with this camper. I'll buy something that doesn't have Schwintek slides.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:48 AM   #122
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Six months at the dealer, they have replaced every single part of the system. motor, harness, controller, bearing blocks, and columns. Added a bracket to help with the flex. This is just a little bed slide. Rear end of the slide only goes about three inches and then binds and stops, in or out. The dealer measured the slide out unit and it's about an inch wider at the top, FR doesn't think that has anything to do with it. Wish it would burn down on the dealer lot so I could just get a check and be done with FR and Poulsbo RV. Nightmare.
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:59 AM   #123
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Here is my schwintec slide story. I removed and rebuilt my slide on my sunseeker 3170 last march it is 11 feet long and holds the bedroom wardrobe and 2 bunk beds and imo the schwintec slide problems are more a result of poor instillation rather than a poor product. the rails on the slide walls need to be absolutely parallel to each other and the assembly needs to be mounted square to the walls of the camper. Another key to this is that no part of the schwintec slide mechanism is designed to carry the weight of the room it is a guide only. The weight of the room is carried by rollers under the room. After rebuilding my schwintec i can now push by myself with the motors unhooked the slide in and out very easily and I can tell the motors sound like they are not working as hard as before. We have used this with no problems all summer and i have watched it like a hawk and it preforms correctly now.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:39 AM   #124
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Here is my schwintec slide story. I removed and rebuilt my slide on my sunseeker 3170 last march it is 11 feet long and holds the bedroom wardrobe and 2 bunk beds and imo the schwintec slide problems are more a result of poor instillation rather than a poor product. the rails on the slide walls need to be absolutely parallel to each other and the assembly needs to be mounted square to the walls of the camper. Another key to this is that no part of the schwintec slide mechanism is designed to carry the weight of the room it is a guide only. The weight of the room is carried by rollers under the room. After rebuilding my schwintec i can now push by myself with the motors unhooked the slide in and out very easily and I can tell the motors sound like they are not working as hard as before. We have used this with no problems all summer and i have watched it like a hawk and it preforms correctly now.
FR has told the dealership to remove the rollers, my unit was small enough to not need them.
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:39 AM   #125
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What finally fixed mine was again replacing the motor. Now seems fine. Lip pert says there is nothing wrong with the old motor and refused the warranty claim. This slide uses the high torque motors. I always lubed mine. It is a big heavy kitchen slide.
no nothing wrong with motors . That's why they went form a 300 to1 to a 500 to 1 motor . they kept burning them up . along with the fact that the motor mount is a plastic that wears over time .the bigger the slide the more issues they have . have worked on a few and it's always a large slide that cause the issues
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:49 AM   #126
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Here is my schwintec slide story. I removed and rebuilt my slide on my sunseeker 3170 last march it is 11 feet long and holds the bedroom wardrobe and 2 bunk beds and imo the schwintec slide problems are more a result of poor installation rather than a poor product. the rails on the slide walls need to be absolutely parallel to each other and the assembly needs to be mounted square to the walls of the camper. Another key to this is that no part of the schwintec slide mechanism is designed to carry the weight of the room it is a guide only. The weight of the room is carried by rollers under the room. After rebuilding my schwintec i can now push by myself with the motors unhooked the slide in and out very easily and I can tell the motors sound like they are not working as hard as before. We have used this with no problems all summer and i have watched it like a hawk and it preforms correctly now.
That does not surprise me one bit. All you need to do is look at the great amount of care taken to install other items and components. Does any worker in the RV industry know how to install a screw straight? Did they ever hear of pre-drill? How about plumb, level, and square? Straight can be a good thing.

I have not had a schwintek slide, but it looks like I am getting ready to have one. From what I have seen of them on other peoples units I can see how if they are not installed correctly you could have huge issues. The system looks to have some tight tolerances. Screwing the porch light or range hood vent on crooked is one thing, installing a slide out of alignment is something all together different?
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:23 AM   #127
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the motor bracket , and gear assy is only held in place by the inner and outer plates getting these set correctly will help a great deal . one thing for sure the quality of install , from FR and even dealer techs is lacking pride in workmanship .
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:24 AM   #128
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the motor bracket , and gear assy is only held in place by the inner and outer plates getting these set correctly will help a great deal . one thing for sure the quality of install , from FR and even dealer techs is lacking pride in workmanship .
Now look what you have done.

The very first thing I will probably do when my Roo 23WS arrives is tear the entire Schwintek assembly apart, even if it works fine. Thank you.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:31 PM   #129
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We have a Sunseeker 2500T 2014, with Schwintek slides. We have issues with our slides making noise, grinding, sound awful. We too lube. Our back slide is now stuck out, waiting for mobile RV repair! This happened with our couch slide (fixed, at least not happening), wardrobe slide, not working correctly. The dealer and service man showed us how to reset the box to override. Push switch 6 times, wait for flashing light, supposed to override. Of course, it worked for them, it will not work for us. We have it plugged in and level! Of course it is out of warranty if it is major. We have from the get go! I did briefly talk to our FR warranty contact. He was nice, but said it was out of warranty, but I might try again because this is getting costly (not that this is unusual with an RV!)
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We have a Sunseeker 2500T 2014, with Schwintek slides. We have issues with our slides making noise, grinding, sound awful. We too lube. Our back slide is now stuck out, waiting for mobile RV repair! This happened with our couch slide (fixed, at least not happening), wardrobe slide, not working correctly. The dealer and service man showed us how to reset the box to override. Push switch 6 times, wait for flashing light, supposed to override. Of course, it worked for them, it will not work for us. We have it plugged in and level! Of course it is out of warranty if it is major. We have from the get go! I did briefly talk to our FR warranty contact. He was nice, but said it was out of warranty, but I might try again because this is getting costly (not that this is unusual with an RV!)
they should not grind . you may look at the rollers under the slide . if the over ride will not work you can push in manually first disconnect the motors at the control box . push slide in then re hook up the motors . sound's like you may have a broken bracket on the motor mount . but can't tell with out seeing it
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