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Old 04-22-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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We were setting up, jacks down, check...power hooked up, check...bedroom slide...check. Main slide...nothing. This was yesterday (Sunday), did all the checks that I knew (limited). Still nothing. Called the rescue (Coach-net?). Was told we weren't eligible as we were a Thor product. After dancing around and asking to talk with management, they said they would make an exception. After Registration", found out they were no techs available. They did call back about 20 min later. The tech did not know anything about RW, just general. He did try to tell me about the in-line breakers that were in the battery comp. To no avail...spent the night without slides.
This AM called RW and talked with techs. In about 1/2 hour we had bypassed the culprit (bad relay). RW tech was GREAT (even though I had blown MY breaker at this point).

Kudos the the RW techs.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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We were setting up, jacks down, check...power hooked up, check...bedroom slide...check. Main slide...nothing. This was yesterday (Sunday), did all the checks that I knew (limited). Still nothing. Called the rescue (Coach-net?). Was told we weren't eligible as we were a Thor product. After dancing around and asking to talk with management, they said they would make an exception. After Registration", found out they were no techs available. They did call back about 20 min later. The tech did not know anything about RW, just general. He did try to tell me about the in-line breakers that were in the battery comp. To no avail...spent the night without slides.
This AM called RW and talked with techs. In about 1/2 hour we had bypassed the culprit (bad relay). RW tech was GREAT (even though I had blown MY breaker at this point).

Kudos the the RW techs.
Steve, as frustrating as I know it was...I'm glade it all worked out for you. We were in Kentucky one day and couldn't get a slide in so we were stuck until we got 4 guys all pushing at the same time. It's these experiences that will be forever burned into our heads. Funny, it's the memorable experiences are usually the result of something going wrong.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #3
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How did you do it? This is great information to store for future use.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Dave,

Just curious, which slide was it that you and four guys had to push back in.Was it the bedroom, galley, or main slide?

Guess, I should have asked if it was this coach or a previous one.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
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All,

Here is a link from the Lippert site that should be the correct slide manual form our Redwoods:

http://www.lci1.com/images/Flyers/Ow...ideout-web.pdf

Details on manual override in the document.


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Brad, are you sure about that info?? It's not either of the slide mechanisms on our RL.Our two main slides are hydraulic and the bedroom is dual motors within the side walls of the slide.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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All,

Here is the link to the Slide Out page...

http://www.lci1.com/index.php?option...amp;Itemid=312

My trailer is 40 minutes away so I was going from memory... go thru the picture list to find the correct slide mechanism.

Once you get to the correct slide, you will see expanded view diagrams and below that there a Tech Bulletins and Manuals you can download.

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:46 PM   #8
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Zowie, nice link! Thanks Brad. I usually can't find anything on Lippert's webpage.

Now to learn all about these Shwintek slides - ON Edit - just watched about 5 of the videos and have a far better understanding of the Shwintek. Not as intimidating as it might sound. Everyone should at least look at how to over-ride electronically and manually close the bedroom slide. We are lucky these are the updated Shwinteks with the motor notch that allows the motors to come out from the inside by just snapping them out. The old way required removing the outer trim and messing up that paint.Edited by: atom ant
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Thanks Brad. Everyone should keep this link available. My bedroom slide is scary slow coming in...
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Dave,
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Just curious, which slide was it that you and four guys had to push back in.¬*Was it the bedroom, galley, or main slide?
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Guess, I should have asked if it was this coach or a previous one.
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it was the bedroom slide on the RL. The forward motor went out last July. Redwood (Ron) fixed it and now it's as good as new. He did a great job and fixed the damage caused by it.
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