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Old 05-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #1
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We have a 2011 ST26BH, we have used it 1 season already and love it, but just got back from our first trip out this season and the slide had a problem coming in...When pushed on it along with the button to get the other side to come in it worked. going out is totally fine...We have looked through all the papers that came with the trailer and found a trouble shooting flow chart for the slides. Our conclusion is that we need bigger motor amperage. Has anyone else had any problems with this? because today is a holiday we haven't gotten to talk to the dealership yet, just wondering if ours is a lemon, or if it is an issue that others have had too. My worry is that the dealer will just replace the motor that is broken and not up the amps like the flow chart suggests, then next year when our warranty is up it will break again.

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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I had a problem with mine doing that, lubed the tracks top and bottom both sides. That fixed it. You might try that it's an easy fix, if it works.

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PNR,
Are there instructions anywhere on where exactly to lube or how often or what type of grease to use.

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Have not had this issue. Please let us know the dealerships findings. The amperage issue I am guessing is from an error code generated by the module?
As for greasing the tracks I was under the impression no grease is nessecary in the tracking. If you use it for a short term fix it may be a pain trying to clean it back out...
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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I used blaster overhead garage door lube, it don't leave an oily residue. It dries and is not messy. Worked for me.

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I used blaster overhead garage door lube, it don't leave an oily residue. It dries and is not messy. Worked for me.

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Does CR recommend this as the solution to that error code then?
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I don't know what cr recommends . I do know what fixed the problem. Gears of all types need some lubrication to prevent binding.

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I have the 2010 29QB - also with slide problems. At first it was lazy now it's completely unoperable. I took it to the dealer who advised that the single roller bracket was bent causing the motors and gears to be mis-aligned causing buckling and eventual disintegration of the slide. I now need to spend $2500 to have the slide removed and completely rebuilt, then re-installed with proper, evenalignment. New rollers (I apparently Ijust have one roller on my slide whereas the new units have 5 rollers). The slide is a nice option but I'm wondering why Crossroads can't made the slides completely foolproof - it's not that complicated of a technological breakthrough in my opinion.
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I have the 2010 29QB - also with slide problems. At first it was lazy now it's completely unoperable. I took it to the dealer who advised that the single roller bracket was bent causing the motors and gears to be mis-aligned causing buckling and eventual disintegration of the slide. I now need to spend $2500 to have the slide removed and completely rebuilt, then re-installed with proper, evenalignment. New rollers (I apparently Ijust have one roller on my slide whereas the new units have 5 rollers). The slide is a nice option but I'm wondering why Crossroads can't made the slides completely foolproof - it's not that complicated of a technological breakthrough in my opinion.

What type of trailer do you have and year?
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Crossroads dosn't make the slide Lippert does. They say no lube needed. I lube twice a year with wd-40. I would check all electric conections first also check to make sure battery has full charge. If under warrenty have your dealer fix.
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cwit, do you lube the track itself. I have a 2012 ST 31BHand it has double tracks (top and bottom).Just wondering if that is what you lube.
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I ended up purchasing some dry lube from a RV retailer, it is meant for slide outs. $25 can although it is large enough to last a lifetime. I sprayed the tracking (top and bottom) both sides. I figured it can only help like cwit says.
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You guys must have a different slide mechanism then what I have by the sounds of it. Mine is two tubes with teeth on the bottom and the drive gear is next to the trailer. About once or twice a year I wire brush the teeth and spray them with WD-40. I put a cardboard on top of the tubes so not to get any over spray on the bottom of the slide. Usually wipe off any excess spray so it isn't carried in on the carpet.



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After 2 days of steady rain I noticed with my slideout retracted into the trailer that I had a puddle of water sitting ontop of it. I had the trailer parked and leveled perfectly. I inspected the seal on the upper portion of the slide out and it looks good and I cannot see how some water seeped underneath it.??
Is it better practise to leave your trailer when not in use either tilted to the front or back? Wondering if this would have prevented the water from pooling ontop of the slide out lip and slip into the trailer.? Any thoughts?
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I believe you would be better off to have the trailer high on one end/front. I also think the real answer is to have slide toppers.



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Old Farmer, it sounds like they have the Schwintek slide mechanism. It has a track on the top and bottom of each side, not underneath like ours. Has two motors, one on top on each side, if I remember right. I know there have been some comments about water getting inside the trailer via the tracks.
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The water was sitting ontop of the slide out inside the trailer. The tracks run on the sides of the slide so for sure they were not the culprit in my case.

I will try and raise one end of the trailer and run water over the roof/slide see if it still leaks.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #18
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Hello

Just curious as too what everyone thinks about the slide motors? I just bought a new Sunset Trail 32PB first time owner of a Crossroads. First trip had a small issue with slide. Second trip had a big issue with slide. Now I'm stuck at home going no where this week while my RV sits at repair shop waiting on motors.

We are not really sure it is motor but dealership swears that is it without really even checking it out. We were able to beat on the wall and make the slide that was stuck move so we thought must be a faulty connection somewhere but when we went to leave in 4 days the other side of the slide got stuck so maybe we were wrong and it was dumb luck....



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One would think that the RV dealers would carry slide motors. Took me 3 weeks to get a motor installed for my rear stabilizers. If it is under warranty I think the dealer waits for the motor to be shipped to them from the manufacturer.

My fifth wheel has theSchwintek slide mechanism on the bed slide and "standard" slides on the other two slides. The controller for the</span>Schwintek slide mechanism is in a compartment under the bed. Found it because when the RV dealer aligned the slide they left the cover off.</span>
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My previous trailers had hydraulic slides - only had alignment problems - would drag on the floor and scratch the floor covering.</span>
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I agree when we called to set up appt they said it was a common issue and they think the company who makes the motors undersized them. So I would think they should be in stock as well. Totally ridiculous to have to wait 2 to 3 weeks. This is our first camper that has slides. One deep slide and one normal. I was very leary of owning a camper with slides but spouse was persistent about having the space. Hope it doesn't turn out to be worst decision
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