Originally Posted by lbrunning
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?