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Old 09-13-2020, 10:00 PM   #1
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Surveyor 200MBLE Slideout Controller Location

I have a 2017 FR Surveyor 200MBLE and the slide stopped working in the closed position. I am looking for the slide controller and I can't find it anywhere. I have opened every access panel that I know of. I have checked under the entertainment center, under the bathroom sink, under the kitchen sink and by the hot water heater, in the bathroom closet. I have checked every drawer and cabinet for access panels still nothing. Does anyone know where else to look?
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I have a 2017 FR Surveyor 200MBLE and the slide stopped working in the closed position. I am looking for the slide controller and I can't find it anywhere. I have opened every access panel that I know of. I have checked under the entertainment center, under the bathroom sink, under the kitchen sink and by the hot water heater, in the bathroom closet. I have checked every drawer and cabinet for access panels still nothing. Does anyone know where else to look?
Sounds like you have a Schwintek slideout system. Are there two tracks on each side of the slideout?
Slide controller location are model-specific.
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Sounds like you have a Schwintek slideout system. Are there two tracks on each side of the slideout?
Slide controller location are model-specific.

Yes it's a Schwintek, there are two tracks.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:16 PM   #4
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In a lot of units the controller is under the slide, or in a compartment right near the slide.
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200mble

I have a 200mble and pretty sure it's under the slide. Manually crank it out and you should see it.
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I have a 200mble and pretty sure it's under the slide. Manually crank it out and you should see it.
You can't manually crank a Schwintek slideout system.
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I have a 200mble and pretty sure it's under the slide. Manually crank it out and you should see it.
I manually cranked it out and it's not under there.
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I manually cranked it out and it's not under there.
Then it's not a Schwintek.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283723754831

In my previous post, i asked if you had two tracks on EACH side of the slideout. These are Schwintek tracks and there are an upper and lower track attached to each side of the slideout.
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Then it's not a Schwintek.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283723754831

In my previous post, i asked if you had two tracks on EACH side of the slideout. These are Schwintek tracks and there are an upper and lower track attached to each side of the slideout.

You're right, it's a Lippert and I still can't find the controller.
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That's a through frame slide. It has no controller. All it has is the switch and at the other end of the rod with the gold colored cap is the motor and gearbox.
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That's a through frame slide. It has no controller. All it has is the switch and at the other end of the rod with the gold colored cap is the motor and gearbox.
I am getting no power to the slideout, any recommendations for troubleshooting?
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You're right, it's a Lippert and I still can't find the controller.
That's because it doesn't have one.
The Schwintek does because it has a dual motor system that have to be synchronized.
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That's a through frame slide. It has no controller. All it has is the switch and at the other end of the rod with the gold colored cap is the motor and gearbox.
I am getting no power to the slideout, any recommendations for troubleshooting?
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I am getting no power to the slideout, any recommendations for troubleshooting?
Have you looked for a 30 amp slideout fuse, along the frame by the slideout.
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Have you looked for a 30 amp slideout fuse, along the frame by the slideout.

There is nothing on the outside of the frame, the underbelly is covered so I can't see the inside of the frame.
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Can you check for voltage at the switch?
Is there a fuse in the power panel for the Slide?

If not, Somewhere near the battery(s) is a 12 volt breaker (ShortStop).

It looks like below. It can be plastic or metal and it should have a small button on the side that's the reset. There may be more than one so you may have to figure out which is for the slide.

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On my Surveyor, whenever my through frame slide stops working, itís because I hit slide in button while the slide is already all the way in, which blows the 30A fuse in the fuse panel. So I have to manually crank open the slide just enough so I can open the bathroom door to go in and access the fuse panel to change out that fuse, which I keep several on hand for such an occasion. If you havenít checked your fuse panel, Iíd look there.
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