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Old 02-23-2014, 07:22 PM   #151
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Hi sounds like sabre is not the way to go. We bought a 35QSIK last spring. The first time we opened it the large living room slide twisted. It has an outside kitchen. When we filled it with water the outside kitchen taps started leaking. We hadn't even camped in it. On our first camping trip we noticed that the line going into the toilet was leaking. The door to the bunk room and to the pantry won't stay closed. We took it in. They had it for a month and only fixed the toilet leak. We used it the rest of the summer and the slide for the kitchen island started acting up. We have to move it a few inches out then one inch in then a few more out just to get it opened. When camping season was over we took it back to the dealer with a list of 27 items that need to be fixed. They have had it from mid September till now. The only time we had any interaction was when my husband was near the dealership and stopped in. He was told that they have to take the whole front cap off to fix something. 2 of the 4 slides don't work. I just want to return it and get another trailer, a different brand cause I am so disappointed in our Sabre. We thought we were buying a high end trailer not a piece of junk. Will never buy another Sabre as long as I live. So disappointed I almost don't want to camp anymore.
Sorry about your problems.
Do you have the schwintek slide mechanisms on your slides or the rack-&-pinion style?
I know some of the sabres had schwintek slides and every manuf. Has had issues with them if they used them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:28 PM   #152
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Yes our one slide in the kitchen is a Schwintek slide that won't go in evenly. Very often. Sometimes taking twenty minutes to get it in or out. And the super slide had a steel beam underneath bend out and wreck the skirting on the drivers side
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:56 AM   #153
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Sorry about your problems.
Do you have the schwintek slide mechanisms on your slides or the rack-&-pinion style?
I know some of the sabres had schwintek slides and every manuf. Has had issues with them if they used them.
Millar, is there an easy way to tell what type of slide mech you have???
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Millar, is there an easy way to tell what type of slide mech you have???
Yep- the Schwinteks have a pair of drive tracks on each side:
operate slide out manually

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Like dougs pic. Heres a schwintek (top pic)
And then at the bottom - a rack and pinion system
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What's the better slide??? Scwintek or regular one?? My bed slide is a scwintek but other two are diff.
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What's the better slide??? Scwintek or regular one?? My bed slide is a scwintek but other two are diff.
YES. Both. Neither.

I was asking about this same thing at the factory. The benefits to the Schwintek slide is that you're supposed to be able to get a better seal all around when it's open or closed. The biggest con to the Schwintek slide is that is is 2 motors and 4 tracks that all have to be perfectly square. If not, then it can bind and give you issues. IMO, I like the simplicity of the non-Schwintek slides.
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Yes the rack and pinion is across the board the best / simplest slide system. Its simple and tried and tru and you dont have the leak/cavitation/settling issues that hydraulics have- but its slower.
Schwintek systems are easy to get out of alignment, and damage and cause a lot of issues with minimal contact from foreign objects contacting tracks.
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Are both types still being used? Wonder the rationale there.....
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Are both types still being used? Wonder the rationale there.....
Kickbacks?
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