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Old 06-16-2020, 05:14 PM   #1
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I have a GreyWolf 28BHKS Camper. I was getting my camper finally ready for the season today for a Fatherís Day weekend getaway. I extended the slide, I didnít see a plastic dust pan that ended up getting wedged between the camper opening and the slide. It was wedged in the middle not close to either of the tracks. I tried to backtrack and only the non-jammed side moved. As gently as could I pried the plastic dust pan out, but still only the un-jammed side moves. I can hear the motor running on that side, but it ainít moving. If it popped off the track, how can I fix it? If they donít pop off the track, then what else could be wrong
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:27 PM   #3
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I am not familiar with your camper but on ours. Underneath the slide there is a cross bar that attaches the motor to the other side of the slide. A shear pin of some kind may have broken.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:05 PM   #4
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Your first pictures look like the top right corner of the slide....the other one looks like itís along the top.

Where is the dustpan trapped in relation to these pics?
I donít see it.
Can you see it outside?
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:29 PM   #5
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You have a Schwintek slideout system. Look for troubleshooting videos on them. They might help.
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Old 06-16-2020, 06:50 PM   #6
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you all very much for responding to a total dumbass mistake and trying to help. I was able to convince my wife to read the ownerís manual in hopes that sheíd be able to translate it into Caveman so that could understand it. We located the power junction box and it was showing an electrical short code, (8 red blips followed by one green blip). Traced the wires to that side. Didnít see any rips or tears etc etc, but, Iím hoping that replacing that wire will solve my problem.

Again. Thank you everyone that took their time to respond.
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You have a Schwintek slideout system. Look for troubleshooting videos on them. They might help.

X2 That does look like a Schwintek slide mechanism.

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you all very much for responding to a total dumbass mistake and trying to help. I was able to convince my wife to read the ownerís manual in hopes that sheíd be able to translate it into Caveman so that could understand it. We located the power junction box and it was showing an electrical short code, (8 red blips followed by one green blip). Traced the wires to that side. Didnít see any rips or tears etc etc, but, Iím hoping that replacing that wire will solve my problem.

Again. Thank you everyone that took their time to respond.
Now that you've found the slides control module and have translated the trouble code (lights), sometimes resetting the module will clear the codes and get everything functioning again. But first, bring the other side of the slide in or out to match the distance to the wall of the side that has stopped. Now, go reset the control module (little square opening, look in with flashlight and press the reset button. Now see if the slide will move both sides. If so, great! If not and the code is flashing again then a wire to the motor is probably severed or pulled out. In that case the motor which is located in the wall at the top will need to be accessed and its' wiring checked.
Check out the numerous Schwintek slide videos on youtube.
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Looks like you have the Schwintek type of drive system. This like mine and that slide is on rollers underneath the slide (you can see them inside easily enough but to see the edge roller under the slide you have to pull down the gasket) (this is also pulled down to lube the roller). You can push the side out with moderate effort to realign the slide. Two links to watch



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If you hear the motor running on the non-moving side, the motor may have jumped out of it's placement and needs to be pushed back down.Do not replace any wires, reset the box...


Read the instructions that came with the camper.
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Hello Everyone,

Thank you all very much for responding to a total dumbass mistake and trying to help. I was able to convince my wife to read the ownerís manual in hopes that sheíd be able to translate it into Caveman so that could understand it. We located the power junction box and it was showing an electrical short code, (8 red blips followed by one green blip). Traced the wires to that side. Didnít see any rips or tears etc etc, but, Iím hoping that replacing that wire will solve my problem.

Again. Thank you everyone that took their time to respond.


Ok. So, I got my slide required and both motors work. But. When I press ďinĒ one side comes in, the other side (fixed side) goes out and vice versa. I rechecked all the wires that I spliced and everyone is matched with the same color wire.

Iím guessing I put the motor in backwards? Iím going to keep with that theory unless I find a better idea on YouTube, or if one of you GREAT PEOPLE have a better theory!

Thank you again.
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Ok. So, I got my slide required and both motors work. But. When I press “in” one side comes in, the other side (fixed side) goes out and vice versa. I rechecked all the wires that I spliced and everyone is matched with the same color wire.

I’m guessing I put the motor in backwards? I’m going to keep with that theory unless I find a better idea on YouTube, or if one of you GREAT PEOPLE have a better theory!

Thank you again.
What do you mean by 'required'? There is only one way to put in the motor.
was a wire broken? not sure why you rewired anything. I think all of the wires end up at the controller box. Did you mess with any wires at the controller box?
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Iím guessing I put the motor in backwards?
The motor is wired backwards is my guess.
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What do you mean by 'required'? There is only one way to put in the motor.
was a wire broken? not sure why you rewired anything. I think all of the wires end up at the controller box. Did you mess with any wires at the controller box?


No. I figured it out! I must of toggled one of the ďdirectionĒ buttons when I was doing the Electrical override. So I toggled it back and the slide works as it should! Itís usually something like that right? 🤦🏻. It because stupid obvious once you ask for help! But, it works!


Again. Thank you to everyone that took time to respond to my self inflicted problem. You all have been incredibly kind and helpful!! Thank you from myself and my family!
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Great news. Now that itís behind you....get to the important stuff.

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Old 06-17-2020, 06:15 PM   #15
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Fortunately I've not had your slideout problem (we can compare notes on the caveman stuff). Because you've brought it to light now I'm better armed than before this post. Thanks to all who contributed. It's important to me because DW put some items on the floor of a cabinet when the slide out was in; they did not slide when the rest of it went out. Stopped when I first heard something, thank goodness; so close to your event.
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Rv owners have got to be handy!

There are more lessons coming. You know where to get help.

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