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Old 02-25-2016, 11:24 AM   #41
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I agree with others- walk away. I would not want that unit even after
"factory" repairs. If they did that to the slide what else is hiding just around
the corner.

FYI My schwintek slide failed to extend on day 1 of a 3 week FL vacation We called the factory and were offered sympathy but no help except try calling a local dealer. Local dealer said he was 2 weeks out on appointments, he did NOT make field calls and even if I brought it in he had no parts in stock and would have to get factory approval and parts sent to him.
A week into the vacation using the rig with the main cabin slide stuck in a buddy here on FRF sent me a youtube link showing how to override the board and get my slide out and back in. The 2nd half of the vacation was much nicer!

If you own a schwintek slide you need to know where the board is located--
how to override it AND how to disengage the motors so you can hand push
the slide in if you have a catastrophic failure with it out. Don't count on
emergency help from mobile repair. You need to know how to rescue yourself when your slide fails!!

Where did you find the info on how to disengage the motors? I saw the videos on how to synchronize the motors.


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Old 02-25-2016, 11:57 AM   #42
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Where did you find the info on how to disengage the motors? I saw the videos on how to synchronize the motors.


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Old 02-25-2016, 12:09 PM   #43
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Where did you find the info on how to disengage the motors? I saw the videos on how to synchronize the motors.


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Old 02-25-2016, 12:32 PM   #44
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I have learned from experience to carry a spare motor with me. Also a cable which is helpful in diagnosis.
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Old 02-25-2016, 12:41 PM   #45
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Just remember that if you disengage the motors you need to secure the slide out when it is stored. Since most units don't come with a brace now days you'll need to make one. If you don't the slide out could "slide out" at a very bad time...
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:39 PM   #46
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As I said- lesson from experience- don't count on emergency roadside or
campside assistance to rescue you if your slide won't move. They might
not be familiar with schwintek operation.
Or your board may be toast or you might have a bad/inoperable motor.

The video below will help if your board is getting an error or high current
from a motor but the board and motors are still able to run.
Here is a Lippert video showing how to override the board and force it
to run the motors when you push the slide extend/retract button.



If the board is toast but the motors are still good I've been told by the
warranty guy at my rig's factory it's possible to power the motors with a
battery from a portable drill or your trailer battery. Of course you need to know
which wires going to the motor you need to put the voltage on.
I don't know that.

My plan is to override the board IF it will run the motors.
If the board won't/can't run the motors then I plan to disengage the motor
from the drive shaft and push the slide either in or out as needed.
There are several videos showing how to take out the screw and then
lift up on the motor which disconnects it from the drive shaft.
The motor acts as a slide brake so you have to do this or you can't push
the slide.

As shown in the video you need to measure and cut a couple of prop sticks
and keep them in your rig. That way you can hold the slide in with
the motors disengaged. You don't want the slide to slide out on your way
home or to the dealer.
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