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Old 07-09-2014, 09:10 PM   #11
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Rick, I was thinking when I saw the cable on the slide that I was glad I didn't have that model if they change. I'm not an engineer, but it sure didn't look sturdy to me.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:40 PM   #12
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Rick, I was thinking when I saw the cable on the slide that I was glad I didn't have that model if they change. I'm not an engineer, but it sure didn't look sturdy to me.
I thought the same thing but I'm not an engineer either so I can't say for sure that is not as good or better than our schwintek. I guess once they get info out we'll know more about it.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:48 AM   #13
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Doesn't DRV or some other bigger name use something similar instead of the Schwintek system? I seem to recall seeing something totally different from our setup for the bedroom slide of a big name recently.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:06 AM   #14
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Most of the Keystone products use the cable system.
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Old 07-11-2014, 04:37 AM   #15
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When we were looking at 5'ers, before we discovered Redwood we looked at Open Range, they had the cable slides. I wasn't impressed.

Actually one of the other workcampers where we're at now has an Open Range and he told me he has had issues with the cable system, they have given him problems sticking, get out of sync, etc.
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We worked camped with someone who had a 1 year old SOB that had a slide failure due to issues with cable and pulley system. It was repaired on site, but it proved to be quite a challenge to align each side of the slide with the cable systems.

That being said, one of my Schwintek motors froze and I was told by the dealer that is was a real bear to get out because the slide would not move in or out, even without power. They replaced both motors and everything has been working fine. Earlier Schwintek motors had problems with the set screw cracking or breaking through the motor housing primarily due to the manufacture over torquing the set screw during installation.
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FIL has a heartland Bighorn with cable slides never a problem in 3 years.
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