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Old 05-31-2020, 12:48 AM   #1
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manual slider retraction

hello folks.... I have a 2011 Fourwinds 25c. I have looked for information on retracting the slider manually in the event of motor failure. couild I get someone to give me information on this or where it can be obtained. Manual says to contract factory. Thank you in advance Tim

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Old 05-31-2020, 05:23 PM   #2
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No responses to you so far. I donít know your coach or the slide mechanism it uses, but can you give the Forum a bit more information on exactly what kind of slide system it is (Slide manufacturer, slide model, uses hydraulic pump with electric motor ? electric motor with rack and pinion or worm gear? electric motors with controller module (like Schwintec)? etc. Some folks with a similar slide system but different coach/year, may also be able to help you.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:36 PM   #3
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I hope you can find what you need in this short video:

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Old 05-31-2020, 06:02 PM   #4
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thanks folks.... I will check the unit and get right back to you. appreciate it Tim
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:48 PM   #5
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No responses to you so far. I donít know your coach or the slide mechanism it uses, but can you give the Forum a bit more information on exactly what kind of slide system it is (Slide manufacturer, slide model, uses hydraulic pump with electric motor ? electric motor with rack and pinion or worm gear? electric motors with controller module (like Schwintec)? etc. Some folks with a similar slide system but different coach/year, may also be able to help you.

hope I am doing this right... it is a side slide and sounds electric...track has ridges that must connect to a geared motor. I suppose my best bet will be to contact factory for information. thank for you help on this . I sure do not want be stuck on the road with slider out. Tim
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:56 PM   #6
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With the gear track in the outside of the slides that will be a Schwintec system. Look online for how to override this system.
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:03 PM   #7
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Yep, Schwinntek/Lippert system is easy. You just need a small guy to disconnect the motor plugs from the controller and at least 5 big guys to push the slide in.
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:52 PM   #8
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Just did a quick "fish" on line for an open slide on a 2011 four winds 25c, but only caught a 2010 on my line......slide side bottom only picture attached. Can't really see any Schwintek gear strips along the outside top or bottom, but the picture quality is not great....or is that my eyes? I wonder if the OP is referring to gear track(s) under the slide?
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Old 05-31-2020, 08:52 PM   #9
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Here's a YouTube for your slide.
1 person can move the smaller (bedroom) easily.
If your jack's are down lower the opposite side from the slide then use the manual method.
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Old 06-13-2020, 07:14 PM   #10
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It’s in my manual for lippert slides. There are also several videos on YouTube that explains it better.
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