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Old 03-27-2014, 09:00 PM   #1
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Schwintek slide out

After an exhaustive search on how to manually operate the Lippert Schwintek slide out system, it appears that the best method is to remove a set screw located on the outside of the trailer that holds the motors in place and then go to the inside of the trailer and lift the motors up away from the drive gears. However, gaining access to the set screw which is located behind the rubber molding is not easy. The molding is sealed in place with weatherproof caulking and cannot be slid up or down. So how does one access the set screw and where exactly is it located?
Has anyone actually manually operated the slide out using this system and can you provide detailed info on how to locate the set screw and how to move the rubber molding away from the set screw?
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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Actually all you need to do is disconnect the battery. This will allow you to push closed or pull open the slide. Reconnect the battery to lock the slide in position as the motors have built in brakes. Do NOT move the camper with the battery disconnected.

Here are some useful manuals and company web site.

Schwintek - Slide-Outs - Customer Support

If you look on YouTube you will find some helpful videos made by Schwintek.
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Les & Heide are right - this is what the Sabre factory folks told me.
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this is very helpful. I read the instructions with my kitchen slide that say to unplug the motors and I was going to do that on my next trip to make I know how in a pinch. Now I will just unplug the battery and give it a test.

So does this mean that if my battery is dead and no juice is coming from the truck, that my slide is not locked in any way and could potentially move during transit? Thats kind of scary....

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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this is very helpful. I read the instructions with my kitchen slide that say to unplug the motors and I was going to do that on my next trip to make I know how in a pinch. Now I will just unplug the battery and give it a test.

So does this mean that if my battery is dead and no juice is coming from the truck, that my slide is not locked in any way and could potentially move during transit? Thats kind of scary....

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That's exactly what it means. You would have to use a wooden block on the inside of the camper to block the slide from moving out. It is shown in one of the videos on YouTube.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:25 PM   #6
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The Lippert customer service tech said that manually moving the slide out (12'9") would be extremely difficult if just the power was disconnected. That is why he recommends removing the set screw and lifting the motors away from the drive gears. Locating the set screws behind the rubber molding that is weather sealed is my dilemma. Thanks all for your replies and links.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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I called Forest River today ref manual slide override on my 6504 Vibe.They emailed the instruction sheet in less than 2 minutes.It also refers you to YouTube.Look under Schwintek in wall slide system.It answered my questions.
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Just out of curiosity I tried to move mine with the battery disconnected. It would barely budge. I then did as the manual said and disconnected from the motor controller....it would move but not easily. Definitely a two person job but it's not too bad. It seems the motor brake must not rely on battery power to opererate (maybe some kind of magnetic thing that just needs a closed loop ) which would make sense....wouldn't want a slide coming open if the battery died going down the road.

Really...the only reason you'd want to pull the set screw would be if a motor froze up and you couldn't move it any other way.
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Where is the motor controller located on the 6504?
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:38 AM   #10
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The whole idea of lifting the motors away from the drive gears is to make it easy to move the slide out. I have been successful in pulling the rubber molding away from one edge which has exposed a small screw at the very top of the slide out--unlike the video which says the screw is 2" above the rail. However once the set screw is removed from the outside of the slide out, there is no way that you can get access to the motors on the inside because the slide out is tight against the inner wall, thus making it impossible to get at the motors behind the rubber molding!! You would have to move the slide out in (some how) a little in order to get at the motors from the inside. Now reassembling the motors with the set screws would definitely be a two person job. God help you if you're alone. Seems to me it could have been a better designed system.
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