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Hi, looking for some help on a trailer. We sold our Hybrid this summer and started looking for a new trailer. We found a 2012 Shasta Revere that we bought over the winter from a private party. Shame on me but we couldn’t see if everything functioned due to it being well below freezing when we bought it. My first challenge is I can’t get the slide to go out. It’s about a 12’ by 18” slide and the one side starts to go out but the other side seems to be stuck. So the front side will move out about 2” while the rear side won’t move at all. Seems to be a whine from the motor near the front, is there a motor at the rear also? Thanks I’m advance. I checked fuses, every thing seems fine. I do not have the battery installed, just plugged in right now.

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OK, just want to make a quick update. After jiggling it some I now have the rear moving out about 3-4" while front moves out 6-7" and then it all stops. Retracts in just fine but still won't fully extend, lots of noise though as it is extending. New to the world of slides so its probably something simple that I don't know so any help would be great.

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Posted: 03/28/21 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you sure there is not a slide bar on top of the slide? Some slides use a slide lock which is just an expandable bar on top of the slide to keep them from creeping out.

Just a thought.

Forget the slide lock if it is moving 6 or 7 inches. Sounds like you need to lube all of your moving parts on the slide mech.


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You might try installing the battery, as many slides will not operate correctly on shore power alone. It may take a well charged battery to operate, so be sure it is ready to go.

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Posted: 03/28/21 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Times 2 on the battery.

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OK, I've got the battery on the charger and will pop it in yet this afternoon. Somebody mentioned greasing it all. How do I do that, can't even see the mechanism.

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If it's a Schwintek slide, there are a few videos on YouTube explaining the mechanism and maintenance. One thing I learned is to hold the in/out switch for about 5 seconds are all movement has stopped, to synchronize the motors.


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Posted: 03/28/21 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Troy,
I had that exact same problem many years ago with our trailer. Called a mobile repair guy and he came out and solved it in about 5 minutes.

You most likely only have one motor running the slide in or out. It is usually located on one side and a long shaft goes to the other side to turn the gears there. What happened to ours is the shaft came loose from the gearbox because the set screw loosened up. The repair man just slid the shaft back into position and tightened up the set screw and it has remained trouble free for the past 14 years or so.

Perhaps yours is a simple thing like mine was. Hope so! [emoticon]
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So I installed the battery and that solved the problems. Slide went out and in like it’s supposed to I guess. My problem as far as maintenance is I have no access anywhere? The kitchen and a couch are in the slide and I see no access to the mechanism without some disassembly. From the exterior of the camper on the bottom of the slide I can see where it rolls out on 5 small rollers. Then there’s 2 tracks on each side, one at the bottom and one at the top. Again, first camper with a slide for me so sorry for the dumb questions.

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You'd have to crawl under the trailer to see the motor.

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