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Old 10-05-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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Is it just me or does the bedroom slide seem to struggle more to go in and out than the 2 large slides....rw31sl...looks like 2 large ones are hydraulic and the bedroom is mechanical...
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Is it just me or does the bedroom slide seem to struggle more to go in and out than the 2 large slides....rw31sl...looks like 2 large ones are hydraulic and the bedroom is mechanical...
I do not know what year your 31SL is but if it is a different system than the hydraulic slides. If it is the Schwintek system (2 ea silver gear rails on each side of the slide exterior) then it will sound kind of like a jet taking off when activated. It is slower but very smooth. Always hold the switch in for 3-5 seconds after the slide stops. This will reset the motors. The motors and gears also need to be lubed. Most of the info on this slide system can be found on the Lci website, ie: owners manuals, troubleshooting guide etc. I am unfamiliar withthenew cable slide system. Maybe someone else on here has that system.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:27 PM   #3
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Our bedroom slide has the same problem. About the last foot or so going in she needs a little help. I think ours is caused by the larger mattress we put on. With the stock mattress it didn't have much trouble but now a little push gets it all the way in. Going out is fine.
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Old 10-05-2016, 06:23 PM   #4
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To sync the slide, totally retract it then extend it 3-4" & retract completely while holding the button 3-5 seconds after closed & repeat this procedure 3-5 times. Use silicone lubricant (I use the Slide Lube from Walmart) to lube the motors regularly, the added bit of weight shouldn't affect its operation as several rvs use the same system on huge slides without having to help it retract. Also as Rick said, when extending/ retracting continue to hold the button for 3-5 seconds AFTER it's completely stopped.
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In regards to lubing the slides. Do you spray it directly on the rails and is there any spot on the motor themselves that need lubed?
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go to the lippert site look up the schwintec system, it is very helpful and shows you how to lube it up.
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In regards to lubing the slides. Do you spray it directly on the rails and is there any spot on the motor themselves that need lubed?
There is also a you tube video that Lci has put out that shows how to lube the motors. Google "How to lube schwintek slide" and see if it comes up. They do recommend a particular type of lube (I think it is "CRC") for the motors.
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It seems like most of the issues owners have had with the schwintek system is due to not lubing the motors or the rails. It seems very important to keep them lubed. Motors have failed and look to be fairly easy to replace. I hope to eventually purchase one or 2 motors to have as spares.
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2012 and it has the rails top and bottom
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Go to LCI and they have utube videos on how to lube. Only lube the the inside wheel and drive gear which is under the rubber seal which you access from the outside. Do not lube the rail itself as it will gum up and make it worse. At the rally Lippert was there and actually told us no lube was necessary. I have found that lubing these points do help. Recomended lube is CRC green can.The 2 Electric motors do make a lot of noise when operating them. I carry a spare motor as I have had to replace both motors on the large slide because the wire harness to the printed circuit board pulled off. The new ones I received have been upgraded so hopefully that issue is resolved. As above hold the button in for 5 seconds when the slide goes out or when it comes in as it synchronizes the motors. If not they get out of alignment and will stop. They have built in overload protection
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We use the CRC lube that LCI recommends twice per year. Couldn't find that locally so used amazon. Ours drags kind of slowly at times too. The Crossroads service center guys recommended spraying a furniture polish on the rubber slide wiper seals and wiping them good with a cloth or rag. They say it helps because the rubber is dragging on the ends of the rooms themselves. Pledge or any cheapo dollar store variety will work they said.

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20161005_120522.jpgI know Lippert recommends CRC, but I've been using this product since the day I bought it with no problems, as long as it has Teflon, the CRC is $12-15 on Amazon & you can buy 3 cans of this for that much. I also use this on all the jacks, hitch, & even the gears/rollers on the other slides.
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The videos on you tube are great. Just watched them and ordered a couple cans of the CRC with Teflon to keep in the rig.
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Bedroom slide

We have a 2015 38GK with the bedroom slide within a slide. No problem with the extended positions of either slide. When the slides are retracted the larger slide makes a loud groaning noise and does not close completely on the left side. The trim piece around the opening in the lower left hand corner has broken the 2 bottom screws on the vertical piece and there is a 3/8 inch gap in the closed position. Thanks for the info on lubricating the slides. We are going to lube the system and synchronize the motors. How do you access the motors?
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with reference to the cables..My dealer told me to constantly keep an eye on them for fraying. If I ever see it fraying get it changed right away. Cause if it ever breaks then it is a real puzzle to restring the system.
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Not sure which slide system is more aggravating, the Schwintek or the Norco Cable system.
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In addition to keeping the Schwintek lubed, you'll want to become familiar with how to disengage the motors from the track so you can manually push the slide in case a motor fails. There is a video for that as well.
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I was really surprised when the manufactures went back to the cable systems because they had trouble with them for so many years. I find it hard to believe that they can't find an economical system for the 5th wheels. So far I haven't had a hiccup with the system on the Entegra and it's pretty simple
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I was really surprised when the manufactures went back to the cable systems because they had trouble with them for so many years. I find it hard to believe that they can't find an economical system for the 5th wheels. So far I haven't had a hiccup with the system on the Entegra and it's pretty simple
What system is that, Dave? I saw a relatively new, New Horizons that has the cable system.
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Why doesn't RW build the bedroom slide like the kitchen slide? My Alfa Gold had the same slide rails in the bedroom as it did in kitchen and I never had any problems.
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