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I bought a 2017 Wildwood RV (Forest River) earlier this year. Slide-out was working fine for a few camping trips.

This is the first time I have own a travel trailer with the Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out

When I start the slide-out I hear the motors starting and both sides start evenly. At about 5-10 inches out on one side motors stop and then the slide goes out uneven. I do of course stop at that point and slide back in. If I go back and forth for a few times it works to slide out the slide-out. The same issue when I slide the slide-out back in. Both sides start and then one side stops

Any idea how to troubleshoot the issue?

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this may fix it watch the video Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out System - Retiming

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Are you hooked up to shore power? My slides don't work as well when only under battery power.


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To keep this from happening again----be sure and hold the switch on for a few seconds after it is fully retracted or extended.

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shastagary wrote:

this may fix it watch the video Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out System - Retiming


Thank you! That sounds like will fix my problem

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azdryheat wrote:

Are you hooked up to shore power? My slides don't work as well when only under battery power.

I have tried it both ways. Does not seem to make a difference

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Sad to say, my past experience is that this problem got worse and worse until the slide stopped operating. The only method of manual retraction is to pull the motors and push like hell.

At that point, a repair shop needs to get a new slide out rack from Lippert and install it. Lippert builds them on demand and it takes about 3 weeks to get. Cost + installation ran $1,400-1,800.

And I did the motor synchronization every time.


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ependydad wrote:

Sad to say, my past experience is that this problem got worse and worse until the slide stopped operating. The only method of manual retraction is to pull the motors and push like hell.

At that point, a repair shop needs to get a new slide out rack from Lippert and install it. Lippert builds them on demand and it takes about 3 weeks to get. Cost + installation ran $1,400-1,800.

And I did the motor synchronization every time.


Same here. Both our slides were Schwintek. One was rebuilt under warranty when the unit was less than two years old (had the one year extended warranty) and the other, larger living room slide failed a couple of weeks ago at the campground. Unfortunately for us, we were unable to push hard enough even after disengaging the motors. Have now traded the unit in for one without Schwintek based on our experience and all the research I did about them. My advice- get it to the shop before the same thing happens to you. Good luck!


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PaulJ2 wrote:

To keep this from happening again----be sure and hold the switch on for a few seconds after it is fully retracted or extended.
This !!~!!! Make sure you hold the button after the wall stops moving for at least 3 seconds. This keeps the motors in time.

One other thing, make sure there isn't something restricting the slide from moving properly. Something as little as a piece of splintered wood could make the motor one one side over torque and stop.

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So is the Schwintek In-Wall Slide-Out good quality? Based on a few responses it sounds like a poor choice for an RV that comes with the Schwintek.

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