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Old 09-29-2020, 01:54 PM   #1
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Slide out adjustment

How do I adjust the Schwintek slide out to close more tightly?
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Old 09-29-2020, 02:02 PM   #2
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How do I adjust the Schwintek slide out to close more tightly?
The slide closes until the motors stall. There are no limit switches on the slide's motors. If there is a gap where the bulb seals contact the sides of the coach then something is blocking the retraction. You can use a slide lock to see if the slide will come in further but I suspect it will not until you remove the obstruction.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:31 PM   #3
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What is a slide lock?
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:38 PM   #4
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The distance from the side of the coach for the edge of the slide in the front is about 3/16 of an inch shorter then the distance from the coach to the edge of the slide in the back of the slide out. The bulb seals are against the side of the coach with no gap but i 'm still getting some water into the coach.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:57 PM   #5
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Beau, I Googled it, thanks.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:59 PM   #6
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I had a similar problem. I will try to find my post on the issue. In the meantime where and when do you notice the leak?

Is it on the end of the slide or somewhere in between? Do you see water with the slide closed or only when it is open? Little details like this are key.

I had a leak visible at the end of the slide when it was in or out. Turned out to be the slide seal between the slide and coach was about a 1/4 inch too short allowing water to enter at the bottom of the seal.

I had another slide leak all the time under the dinette. Turned out to be the outside slide trim was not sealed correctly. The water was dripping through the gap and onto a metal trim piece on the bottom of the slide - a nice little raceway to the inside of the coach. I sealed the trim and shifted the metal trim about a 1/4 inch from the outside edge of the slide to make a weep area.

Iíll send pictures when I get home later tonight.
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Old 09-29-2020, 06:45 PM   #7
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The distance from the side of the coach for the edge of the slide in the front is about 3/16 of an inch shorter then the distance from the coach to the edge of the slide in the back of the slide out. The bulb seals are against the side of the coach with no gap but i 'm still getting some water into the coach.
You need to synchronize your slide motors and always hold the switch in the extend or retract position for several seconds after all movement has stopped.

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Old 09-29-2020, 07:22 PM   #8
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It only leaks when the slide is closed. It leaks on the bottom rear corner and comes in thru the drain passage under the slide rail into the coach. Someone suggested caulking the alignment holes in the slide rail. Would appreciate pics of what you did. THANKS!
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:01 PM   #9
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It took a while to find my leak since in was intermittent. If the driver's side was low then no leak, if it was high then a leak. Turns out the slide seal was open on the bottom letting water come in the coach. You can see the water drips in the picture.

I ran a bead of RTV from where to factory RTV ended over to where the fixed part of the slide seal ended - about one inch. Roughly to the first vertical line after the rivet. No more leaks.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:24 PM   #10
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Follow the video instructions should do the trick. If not something else may happenin'.
I personally wouldn't use slide locks. Mine the slide locks would've only been usable on one side of the slide & that doesn't seem like a good idea to only lock 1/2 of the slide.
With the Schwintec slides as long as there's 12 volt power to the slide motors & the switch not depressed the slides won't move, this is what keeps them in place while traveling. This is also one of the parasitic battery drains while being stored.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:35 PM   #11
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Thanks for the pics.
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Old 10-03-2020, 10:26 PM   #12
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Just a thought.



Each side has only one motor that runs a shaft for all of the tracks. if one of the tracks is off and the motor stops because one track is at its limit, the other track stops also no matter where it is. No amount of syncing will correct it. This is especially true of the bottom track due to "twisting" of the shaft.
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Old 10-04-2020, 03:08 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info. I synced the motors, patched the alignment hole in the rail with caulk so we'll wait for the next rain which will be in about a week or so to see if it's fixed.
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