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Old 06-30-2016, 10:27 AM   #71
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rockfordroo - That heavy duty flexible drain tubing is pretty rigid. It is bendable, especially in warmer weather, but when it's cold, it gets pretty stiff. Our first issue was in early spring with colder temperatures. I think the flimsy base where the flexible tubing attached to the floor just couldn't handle the torque of the cold tubing when the slide was extended and retracted. It was attached to the floor with only ONE screw! I simply made a wider base and attached it securely to the floor so that there would be ZERO movement between the mount and the PVC coupler.

If your screw on ring breaks again, you might try mounting the tubing to a rigid mount on the floor just in front of the coupler to stop any pressure on the ring. It looked like your tubing relies on the ring as the sole anchor for the lower tube?

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:42 AM   #72
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You may be right. If it breaks again, I'll try your suggestion.

Also note that the original ring and the "cone" shaped sealing ring were one piece. The Mendards version is 2 separate pieces. I thin that may help, too.
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So, we are camping @ Brownlee reservoir in western Idaho and just had our 1st problem with our slide. The forward slide was hung up on something and wouldn't slide out. After futzing with it for a bit I ended up taking off the lower cabinet panel and unplugging the rear motor from the controller so only the forward slide motor could push. With my wife at the slide switch, I lifted/pushed while she ran the slide button and were able to free it up. I then plugged the rear motor back in and extended it all the way. We then partially retracted and extended the slide a few times and the controller seemed to resynchronize. It's working fine now but had us a little nervous for a bit.

The only thing I can think of that might have caused the problem is that we slid the slide partially out on a slight slope to access the bedroom on the side behind the slide. It must have caused it to retract crooked and become wedged? Anyway, if anyone runs into a similar problem, I hope this might help.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:05 AM   #74
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over the air antenna

How do you adjust over the air antenna, no visible knob inside under antenna
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:13 PM   #75
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Satdog01- on our 2016, the antenna is not adjustable, it's omnidirectional so no adjustment necassary. The little button on the coax cable plate amplifies the antenna signal. Turn the button off when connecting to cable. :-)
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Renderspud, thanks for reply. Trying to help some band new owners who got a very bad psi! FR got back to me, the fixed antenna has been on the model for three years now. They are going to a movable one one on the 2017 according to FR person that got back to me said.
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Old 08-09-2016, 02:11 PM   #77
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Schwintek Slide Out Proper Use

If you ever have problems with one side of your slide not extending correctly, this might help.

We were continually have issues with one side of the slide out 'sticking'. Turns out it wasn't sticking, the slides were continually getting out of sync. We were given incorrect information on slide operation in our initial walk-through.

These in-wall slide motors are designed to automatically shut off when the stop locations have been maximized or zeroed out. So, if you don't press and hold the slide switch until the motors deactivate, you aren't letting the system synchronize the 'start' and 'stop' points for the motors.

We would often partially extend the slide to access the left side of the bedroom and then retract it without letting the motors zero out. This just kept throwing the motors out of sync and I would end up later that day disconnecting one of the motors to get the 'stuck' side to extend.

After much irritation, I scheduled a shop visit with the dealer. While waiting to take the trailer in and dreading the thought of it sitting on a lot instead of with me somewhere in the mountains, I decided to do some research. It took all of 5 minutes to find some Youtube videos that showed me the correct way to fully extend and retract the slide. We've had zero problems since.

Needless to say I promptly cancelled my shop appointment. Here are some links:

https://youtu.be/hSafAnjxIV4

https://youtu.be/IjmCiI5-cv4
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Renderspud:

Don't know if you have these already, but here they are. There's some duplication in them.

(I'm assuming you have a Schwintek).
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Don't know if you have these already, but here they are. There's some duplication in them.

(I'm assuming you have a Schwintek).
SWEET! Thank you rockfordroo! I did not have these!
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Well, we just purchased a new 2015 240 RBS two week ago. Having fun buying all the nick nack stuff needed for a new trailer. we also are Empty nesters and have KID's that live in Meridian, ID. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Planning our first trip in a couple weeks. So far have not seen any issues with trailer. Ordered the back up camera, will be in next week.
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