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For two years we have struggled and had so many problems with our Lippert Schwintek slide that we were wondering if any of you have replaced or had it replaced your Schwintek with the pulley system? I understand that the slide needs to come out of the trailer but looks like a straight forward install. I have found one brand and am wondering if there are others and which system you prefer. Thanks in advance for any help. David

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The cable systems are no better than the Schwintek.


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The Cable systems have been around for a long time, then seems everybody jumped on the Schwintek Band Wagon, now many have switched back to the Cable system.
Our two main Livingroom/Kitchen are Hydraulic while our Bedroom is the BAL Accu-slide, which is OK, but I would have preferred Hydraulic since we already have the pump for the other slides and leveling jacks.


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TXiceman wrote:

The cable systems are no better than the Schwintek.
We have the cable slide in the bedroom . No problem in 4 years


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tvfrfireman wrote:

For two years we have struggled and had so many problems with our Lippert Schwintek slide that we were wondering if any of you have replaced or had it replaced your Schwintek with the pulley system? I understand that the slide needs to come out of the trailer but looks like a straight forward install. I have found one brand and am wondering if there are others and which system you prefer. Thanks in advance for any help. David


Just in case you don't know, most scwintek issues stem from not holding the switch long enough after the slide motors stop. This extra couple of seconds will allow the motors to sync every time.


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I had 2 motors go on the schwintec slides on my rushmore while on vacation. Good thing the slides where in. They aren't hard to replace if you can push your slide out a few inches to get at them. But I coundnt get mine out so let the dealer do it

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We are on our 4th year with the Schwintek in our Reflection, never an issue. Like said above, keep them in sink and you shouldn't have any issues.

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TXiceman wrote:

The cable systems are no better than the Schwintek.


You have something to back up that statement?


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Cummins12V98 wrote:

TXiceman wrote:

The cable systems are no better than the Schwintek.


You have something to back up that statement?


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I'm not a fan of the Schwintek slide. I've spoken to RV techs that just hate working on them. A poor design in my opinion. Manufacturers use them to save weight and cost.


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