2018 Berkshire 34 QS Kitchen slide, ugh!!
We love our MOHO, but we continue to have issues with the big kitchen slide. So far, the refrigerator end of the slide has had the "H-Frame" schwintek slide system replaced twice. This has resulted in many weeks and weekends of camping with only three slides useable and a narrow hallway to the bedroom. The slide system was replaced once under the original factory warranty and once under the extended warranty that we purchased with the MOHO. Well, last month the dinette end started popping when we put it out and we both knew what was in store soon. It popped again going in. This past week, we were at the Tampa Super Show, in the field. Completely level site. Jacks down, auto-level and the Slide went out fine, with only two pops at the very end.
Six days later, time to leave. All slides in. Jacks still down. And as always, we cross our fingers and push the button to bring the big kitchen slide in. Fridge end moving and the dinette end popping, I notice it's going slower than the fridge end so I stop. Pull the slide back in, lots of popping. Start the engine to get aired up. Lift the jacks, start the engine and get back to ride height. Then we pulled the big kitchen slide in. Worked as it should but with the same horrible popping sound. Slide went all the way in BUT.............the dinette end is now on the floor. Normally, the dinette is about 3/4" off the floor.
I suspect, (well, actually I know for sure) once again the schwintek system has failed and jumped the track. So we are going to The Daytona 500 with three slide operational. This is the second time there with only three slides operational.
So, once we drive back home in April, instead of going straight up the coast to Mass, we are off to Indiana in April for repairs.
I have regularly maintained the slides since we owned the MOHO. Have looked at ALL of the videos associated with the schwintek slide system. This has nothing to do with timing! This has to do with the system design itself. The weight of the kitchen slide in the Berkshire 34QS is killing this system. I guess we just got a bad one, since this is not rampant in the 34QS.
Sad to say, that I don't think we are going to own this MOHO too much longer.
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