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Old 07-26-2015, 07:28 PM   #101
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PoorButHappy tell the dealer to check and see if water has gotten in across the bottom molding on the out side of the slide . When I took ours in after it too would only move about 6in. I told Forest River that there was a mark on the floor underneath the slide like something was dragging . After the dealer took out the slide they found the molding had never been sealed when installed and water had gotten in and swelled the floor causing it to drag and cut off motor .
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:32 PM   #102
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Maybe a solution to your schwintek slide problems. The screws that hold the outside trim around the slide will back out and allow the box cradle to 'kick in' at the bottom and the slide will go out smoothly. when bringing in the slide back in, the loose screws will not hold the frame straight into the wall and allow the framing to 'kick out' at the bottom and as the slide comes in will tilt into the floor and drag heavily. The trim side with the loosest screws and slide drag will be the motor that stops. The bottom three screws on each side were stripped out from these movements and was holding nothing. Drilled more holes along the edge and when from 12 screws to 20 larger ones. Been fighting the slide drag problem for two years and what shows up is bad design and workmanship by Forest River.
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Old 08-16-2015, 11:11 PM   #103
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so the factory prototyped a new frame to eliminate the flex. that didn't fix the issue, now they are looking at the drive gears. knew I should have went with the holiday rambler with no slides. I know everything has issues, but if not for this slide issue I would have nothing to really complain about.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:00 PM   #104
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I have a 2013 32' tracer bht and suffered with slide issues on the bunkhouse slide with the schwinteck system . 3rd trip the slide wouldn't open. The dealer replaced both motors and everything worked fine on the 11day 4 different location trip until the morning to return the same slide wouldn't close. I disconnected the motors and shoved the slide in. The dealer took 3 months to fix. They said it was another motor. We now have an issue with the main slide which is a different system. It's the accuslide and the nut came off from where the nut holds the bracket to the chain drive so it dropped the bracket holding 2 of the cables as we tried to open after another trip. There is no room to work on this without dismanteling the trim at the top of the slide . There is something out there called a warranty of merchantability that was put in place to protect the public from companies selling bad products without some recourse.
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:13 PM   #105
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I found the operations and service manual which includes a wire diagram at rexandsonsrv.com
I would pull the feed wires off the controller and check for power and ground.
You can email me direct at buschh00@gmail.com I'll give you my phone number if you would like help troubleshooting
I'm a maintence tech with 35 years experience
That website is no longer working. Do you have a copy of it saved that you could email?
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:09 PM   #106
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After reading all of the posts on the Schwintek slide problems, I made a special trip out to my new 2015 Coachmen Prism 2150 Class C, to search for the elusive slide controller. I removed every panel that I could, and still cannot find the unit. Nothing in the battery compartment either. Anyone have an idea?

We did have a moment of panic on a recent trip, where I started the generator as instructed by dealer, and then pushed the button for the room to move in....nothing. No fuse in the fuse panel were labeled for the slide room, nor were any blown. After a few minutes I started the generator again, and the room did retract that time. I'd really like to find the controller if there is a manual override that can be used in case of failure.

Like everything else on this 2015 unit, I have to find things on my own. Forest River lacks the professionalism to actually have a model by model Owners Manual, and a lot of the workmanship I have come across makes "made in America" an embarrassment. The MB chassis is the quality that prompted me to purchase, but the coach is lacking. I understand that Berkshire Hathaway purchased Forest River in 2005, so their "management" has had plenty of time to make a quality product...but their bonus appears to comes before addressing quality.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:47 AM   #107
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Have you looked under the slide against the wall? That's where ours was hiding.
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Old 09-07-2015, 12:00 PM   #108
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Cruncher, is that your dinette slide out? My Forester may have the same thing. Do you have the tracks underneath instead of along the sides?? If so, it's the same and I couldn't find mine either. But, I did find this in the outside cabinet under the slide. It may be manual release and there may be a panel behind it that has the controller.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:17 PM   #109
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Thanks for the insight. I'll make another trip to the storage yard this afternoon and do some spelunking from the storage locker under the slide.My previous search did come across the odd "connector" under the dinette area that is labeled to not be for storage. They even provided a couple of extra screws laying in there, which I find periodically throughout the hidded spaces, along with a lot of wood debris.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:32 PM   #110
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Cruncher, is that wiring going to a 110 volt receptacle? I am going to post a topic on the Forester forum and ask Joshua Cavatt for the location. Also what the thing is hanging below in the cabinet.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:42 PM   #111
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Cruncher-I posted a new topic on the slide out and got a reply. There may not be one. Only the wall switch, that could be why we can't find it. So how is it adjusted and manually pushed in is my question.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:25 AM   #112
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Cruncher. got a reply from Joshua from FR. That thing in my photo is the manual crank for the non-Schwintek slides. Do you have that in your compartment right below the slide? Use a ratchet to open and close manually.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:56 PM   #113
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Located the Schwintech controller, attached to the top of the storage locker under the slide (the one without a hold-open clip or air-strut). Now I will be able to get it retracted if there is a problem and the motors haven't been baked. I will be extremely careful with the slide.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:59 PM   #114
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so for the other folks with slide issues, pull out the old measuring tape and measure corner to corner on all sides, it seems as though they build some out of square, causing all kinds of issues.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:07 PM   #115
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I kept getting an error message on my Schwintek controller that said it was a shorted motor. Replaced motor which finally cured the error. Lip pert
Refused to replace the motor saying the old motor is fine. Flakey system.
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:19 AM   #116
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I kept getting an error message on my Schwintek controller that said it was a shorted motor. Replaced motor which finally cured the error. Lip pert
Refused to replace the motor saying the old motor is fine. Flakey system.
Schwintek system has to be the worst possible slide system out there, My brother in law had one on his lance and two years broke 3 times, He sold it back to the dealer for a loss, he just couldn't depend on it anymore. He bought a new trailer without slides.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:30 AM   #117
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Paul M. Can you give me the contact name of the dealer and an app. cost ? Thanks
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:56 PM   #118
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Lube the rails!

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Mine had an error message 6 that would indicate a shorted motor. But the slide worked fine. To get rid of the error message we replaced the controller and then the motor. Also ran a new cable and yet the error message remains. The slide works ok but the controller flashes 6 times each time the slide is extended. Go figure.
Had this exact same issue/symptoms! Tried all the troubleshooting that Schwintek has out there to no avail took into my RV guy. Turns out the slide rails needed lubed up (he used WD40, swears by it) and everything started working perfectly. Motors were working too hard and the controller reported short/low voltage.


Kindof late to the party here but I have to put this note in for others that might searching.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:03 PM   #119
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what schwintek won't tell you is they have had problems with their motors and are going from a 300 to 1 to a 500 to 1 gear ratio . this is not a bad system for small slides . but have seen them on coaches with very large slides and they just can't handle the weight
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:04 PM   #120
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What finally fixed mine was again replacing the motor. Now seems fine. Lip pert says there is nothing wrong with the old motor and refused the warranty claim. This slide uses the high torque motors. I always lubed mine. It is a big heavy kitchen slide.
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