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Old 12-15-2014, 04:10 PM   #1
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Calibrating slides

what is the procedure for re-calibrating the slides? I know it entails 3 times but don't remember the rest... anyone?
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Old 12-15-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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For the electric slides......

I was told at the factory to bring the slide all the way in and keep holding the button a second longer. Then run it back out just a couple of inches and then back in again. Repeat this 2 or 3 times. They should re-sync themselves.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:44 PM   #3
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haha... they told us last year at Service center, just couldn't remember... thank you!
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I've done that several times and mine still lacks about 1" of completely closing. I have just given up on it.
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I've done that several times and mine still lacks about 1" of completely closing. I have just given up on it.
Two years ago I was having an issue with the bedroom slide (electric) not closing. Each time I tried to close it would stop farther out from the closed position. After calling the Redwood customer service manager and being told to use the CRC Power Lube with Teflon on the rails, that solved the immediate problem after the first lubrication.

Subsequently, I have been told by the Factory Service Center two different techniques to "reset or re-sync" the motors. The first technique, when opening or closing the slide, hold the control switch for 3 to 5 seconds after the slide is all the way out or all the way in. The second technique is what Dave was conveying. Run the slide all the way in, then back out 2 to 3 inches, then back in and repeat this 2 or 3 times.

I personally lubricate the slides with the Teflon spray a couple of times each year. Then, when operating the slide, I always use the first technique of holding the control switch for 3 to 5 seconds or until I can no longer hear the motors trying to run after the slide is all the way in.

Hope this helps.
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Guy, do you remember back in '12 - holding the button for the electric slide room for even a second after the slide was in would blow the fuse... Redwood then changed the circuit design and rewired which fixed the problem. There was a bulletin on this.
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Guy, do you remember back in '12 - holding the button for the electric slide room for even a second after the slide was in would blow the fuse... Redwood then changed the circuit design and rewired which fixed the problem. There was a bulletin on this.

Mike......I don't specifically remember that issue with the electric slide. I did have an issue with a fuse blowing, that was related to the hydraulic leveling system, when the trailer was not connected to shore power. Subsequently, after I took the trailer into the Redwood Factory Service Center at Syracuse for its first annual warranty inspection in September 2012, they reworked/reconnected the electrical and hydraulic system in the battery compartment area due to a couple of TSB's. One of the things that I discovered later was that the 10 Amp fuse was changed to a thermal 15 Amp circuit breaker. I never had any more problems with the fuse/breaker blowing/tripping after that.

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I've done that several times and mine still lacks about 1" of completely closing. I have just given up on it.
Mine does the same thing every time. I've tried all the tricks mentioned here to no avail. I literally have to go out and push/help the slide go all the way in every time we retract the slides...

I really, really don't like the schwintek slide in our Redwood.
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I got panicked when we bought ours because the bedroom slide stuck out further than the others, but part of it is just the design. The seals compress tight before the slide overlap flanges get tight to the coach.

I ran around and looked at every brand on the lot with Schwintek, even the large slides, and it was the same. I felt better anyway.

As long as I can feel in there and the seal is compressed, I'm good. The bottom seal doesn't fully compresses in the center, but I think that is more to do with installation than design. Still works.

Keep it lubed.
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I got panicked when we bought ours because the bedroom slide stuck out further than the others, but part of it is just the design. The seals compress tight before the slide overlap flanges get tight to the coach.

I ran around and looked at every brand on the lot with Schwintek, even the large slides, and it was the same. I felt better anyway.

As long as I can feel in there and the seal is compressed, I'm good. The bottom seal doesn't fully compresses in the center, but I think that is more to do with installation than design. Still works.

Keep it lubed.
This is my issue. At the front of the Schwintek slide when closed the seal isn't even touching the side of the RV. Its a good 1/4" away. The only way I can get it to compress is to push on the front part of the slide when it's motoring in...

I've tried lubing, etc and nothing seems to help. The dealer tried to tell me that I needed to hold the button down for 10 seconds (you heard that right) after the slide was all the way in or out or I'd be causing the motors to get out of sync. Over the past year I haven't had the slide come in all the way on it's own a single time.
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