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Old 02-13-2018, 01:26 AM   #1
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Help slider stopped sliding midway. Wonít move

This is our virgin trip. Iím so demoralized. We north of Lost Coast in Trinidad, Ca. Our 5 day. Hooped, pressed slider..it went about 2/3 out and stopped. We tried better leveling but it wasnít off by much. Check all sides & fuses. Then made about 5 phonecalls. [we have to walk a few hundred feet to get reception]. The assistance numbers closed east coast time. Looked up manual but wasnít useful. Any thoughts?? Please. Now we wait til AM to call any tech/insurance etc people. Seems like a simple issue. Thanks Jan
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:04 AM   #2
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This is our virgin trip. Iím so demoralized. We north of Lost Coast in Trinidad, Ca. Our 5 day. Hooped, pressed slider..it went about 2/3 out and stopped. We tried better leveling but it wasnít off by much. Check all sides & fuses. Then made about 5 phonecalls. [we have to walk a few hundred feet to get reception]. The assistance numbers closed east coast time. Looked up manual but wasnít useful. Any thoughts?? Please. Now we wait til AM to call any tech/insurance etc people. Seems like a simple issue. Thanks Jan


I donít know what type of RV you have. My unit is a class c in the outside under the slide there is a storage compartments on the side wall there should be a panel with four screws behind that panel there is a small white board it may have some lights green or red and yellow on the board it has some writing and tells you how to reset the board by pushing a small rest tab you may need a tip of a pen. Sure wish this can help you, I know the feeling good luck
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:51 AM   #3
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I donít know what type of RV you have. My unit is a class c in the outside under the slide there is a storage compartments on the side wall there should be a panel with four screws behind that panel there is a small white board it may have some lights green or red and yellow on the board it has some writing and tells you how to reset the board by pushing a small rest tab you may need a tip of a pen. Sure wish this can help you, I know the feeling good luck


Thank you for your comments. Also the slides donít work if the RV engine is on, itís a safety feature.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:22 PM   #4
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Lippert has several videos on troubleshooting the Schwintech slide system. This may help you get the slide retracted.

This video has more detail..
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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Lippert has several videos on troubleshooting the Schwintech slide system. This may help you get the slide retracted.



This video has more detail..


Thatís a real good video, it should be part of the training when purchasing a new RV. Having the information and sharing it on this forum will help and avoid the Panic in time of need
Thank you Hooligan2
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:35 PM   #6
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They need to redo that second video in something better than 240p.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:42 PM   #7
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I had the same issue several years ago on a trip. In your manual there it tells you the code as what you need to do depending on what lights are flashing on the box. It will tell you how to override the system using the pencil or pen. When I got home took it in for repair and it was one of my wheels or motor on the slide was destroyed which shorted the motor or something like that. Good thing I bought he extended warranty as it was over a $1000 to repair because they had to rebuild the whole motor. But that was my issue. Sounds close to what I had.
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