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Old 01-03-2023, 05:28 AM   #21
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I think the Schwintek (and cable style) slides are typically used for "lighter weight" slides, not necessarily smaller. The heavier slides such as the ones in our kitchen that have the residential fridge are typically heavier and use hydraulic slides.
I agree that Keystone might be using Schwintek mechanisms on smaller slides for the Montana line. I donít know if that is true for ALL Keystone products however.

VROOM Slide Systems (Phoenix AZ ?) was born out of the need to replace Schwintek systems in motor homes and fifth wheels with BIG slides - too big for Schwintek to handle. I donít know the exact history but it seems that this has been a problem for a decade or more. I have no idea if VROOM can replace a cable slide system.
 
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Old 01-03-2023, 08:47 AM   #22
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I think the Schwintek (and cable style) slides are typically used for "lighter weight" slides, not necessarily smaller. The heavier slides such as the ones in our kitchen that have the residential fridge are typically heavier and use hydraulic slides.
Size does mater... My bedroom slide is at least 10' long. It has the king bed and the bathroom storage/washer, dryer closet. Not that heavy at the moment but add a washer/dryer.
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Old 01-04-2023, 01:32 PM   #23
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If you can manage to get the Schwintek to all the way in and out, the motors are synced by continuing to hold the button 5 or 6 additional seconds AFTER the slide has hit it's end of travel. This goes for both extending and retracting the slide. Doesn't seem natural to do, but evidently that is the way it is designed to operate. Like Tony stated, leveling your fifth wheel side to side with leveling blocks beneath the low side wheels prior to auto leveling is of great importance as well.
EDIT: I use these to level our fifth wheel side to side, but blocks, pads or various thickness boards can be used.
Lee has got it right but not complete. if your slide is extended, before you retract it, hold the extend button for five second to sync Motors. You will notice that the slide has creeped in a bit while you were sitting. Retract slide and hold for 5 seconds. If slide is retracted, before extending, hold retract button for 5 seconds to sync. Again you will notice your slide has crept out a little. Extend slide and hold for 5 seconds. This system has never let me down. Second coach with Schwintek slides.

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Old 01-04-2023, 03:55 PM   #24
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Schwintek slides are junk - just ask any rv repair tech. Take a look at VROOM Slide mechanism in Tucson.
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Old 01-04-2023, 07:50 PM   #25
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Schwintek slides are junk - just ask any rv repair tech. Take a look at VROOM Slide mechanism in Tucson.
Not true, I have talked to many techs regarding schwintek. If installed properly, in the right application and operated correctly, works great.
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Size does mater... My bedroom slide is at least 10' long. It has the king bed and the bathroom storage/washer, dryer closet. Not that heavy at the moment but add a washer/dryer.
Mine has the washer/dryer, king bed, nightstand and a large closet (full of stuff) in 16' of slide. It is heavy. It isn't a Schwintek but rather a cable slide on rollers. I would prefer a hydraulic slide, but that wasn't an option.
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Mine has the washer/dryer, king bed, nightstand and a large closet (full of stuff) in 16' of slide. It is heavy. It isn't a Schwintek but rather a cable slide on rollers. I would prefer a hydraulic slide, but that wasn't an option.

I agree they should use hyd in place of Schwintek
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I agree they should use hyd in place of Schwintek
Better yet is the old motor rail and gears. Never failed.
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