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Posted: 07/27/22 06:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only moved it once since I noticed the issue, and only retracted it maybe half way then extended it. I think they moved at the same time. There was no noise or binding, moved smoothly.


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Ok, another thought since so far Jayco has no answers and haven't heard from Lippert yet.
I'm still thinking it jumped a couple of teeth. It's just the passive side that needs a small adjustment. Do you guys think just adjusting that side would be ok? The teeth wouldn't match on the 2 rails but the slide would be straight.

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Not being there to know all the details, see the issue, look at adjustment slots etc, I'm only going by my own, which I have adjusted.

A suggestion would be to run slide all the way in, until it fully stops. Look for anything that may be in the way, to not fully open. When fully retracted, check gap outside. Now run it out, listening for anything not normal, and watch closely, each side, for start same time, stop same time.

How do you plan to adjust it? Have you watched any YT videos? I ran mine in part way, to kind of balance the weight, before pushing to adjust. May not be necessary on a lighter slide? Anyway before changing anything, mark where it is right now.

Hope you get it figured out.

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My Lippert slide has 2 motors that can get out of sync and the way to synchronize them is to hold the slide switch in until both sides of the slide are fully closed. These 2 motors are at the top of vertical drive screws mounted on the stationary wall on each side of the slide. The vertical drive screws connect to aluminum rails with teeth on each side of the slideout. It would be easy to count the teeth showing on each side. There is also a controller PC board that flashes codes when queried. Mine is nearly unreachable behind kitchen drawers which must be removed to access it. In the 10 years I've had this trailer it has never gotten out of sync but I always hold the slide switch for a couple of seconds after the slide is all the way closed.

Perhaps your Lance is totally different


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WayneAt63044 wrote:

My Lippert slide has 2 motors that can get out of sync and the way to synchronize them is to hold the slide switch in until both sides of the slide are fully closed. These 2 motors are at the top of vertical drive screws mounted on the stationary wall on each side of the slide. The vertical drive screws connect to aluminum rails with teeth on each side of the slideout. It would be easy to count the teeth showing on each side. There is also a controller PC board that flashes codes when queried. Mine is nearly unreachable behind kitchen drawers which must be removed to access it. In the 10 years I've had this trailer it has never gotten out of sync but I always hold the slide switch for a couple of seconds after the slide is all the way closed.

Perhaps your Lance is totally different


Thanks for trying to help but I am not talking about the schwintek slide. Also,I don't have a Lance [emoticon]

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Ok, UPDATE!!
So I brought the slide in and it looks like it is going straight but like I said it is slightly off, so when it is almost all the way in it binds then pops in on the passive side. It goes smooth till that point and doesn't make any noise but it isn't right!

Lippert told me I need disengage the gear pack for that side to realign it. So I guess I need to cut open the underbelly to do this. I also have no idea how far under/inside the underbelly it goes.
Any ideas??

FYI....I counted the teeth showing on both sides. Passive side has 115 showing, other side has 118.5 showing.

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Does the slide sit square in the opening, similar clearance, when looking behind the rubber wipers?

I needed to move my whole slide toward the front of trailer 1/2 inch, to better fit, be closer to same on both sides.

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MFL wrote:

Does the slide sit square in the opening, similar clearance, when looking behind the rubber wipers?

I needed to move my whole slide toward the front of trailer 1/2 inch, to better fit, be closer to same on both sides.


It used to, its not now, that why I am needing to adjust it!

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Sooooo this is what happened!!

I have another thought.....
The reason this happened is the seal on the motor side somehow got stuck to the caulking on the slide, no idea why this would happen! So the motor side was stuck when I attempted to extend the slide not knowing it was stuck but then it broke free and the slide extended out.

So my question..... is it the motor side that jumped 3+ teeth (118.5 showing) when it broke free?
I'm now thinking the motor side is the side I need to adjust (push slide in) to match passive side. More I think about it the more sense it makes.

Passive side is showing 115 teeth.

What do you guys think??

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These may help:

Resynchronizing Swintek Slides

Retiming Schwintek Slide


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