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Old 05-12-2017, 08:36 AM   #1
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We are returning our 2014 sunset trail after 2 week ownership and no chance to camp in it due to slide issues. Thankfully the dealer is taking it back.

We are now camperless and bummed as we LOVE to camp. Camp March-Nov and sometimes 2xs a month! Missed 1 trip already and will probably miss Memorial Day weekend.

If you had to do it again would you buy another Sunset Trail? Are all the super slides crap?

We loved the floor plan and are obviously on the hunt for another camper.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:44 AM   #2
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I have the 2014 270 BH and love it. No slide problems yet!
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:55 AM   #3
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We just bought (2 weeks ago) our 2017 SS254RB and live it so far - too soon to have any "issues". After lots of research and shopping, I feel the ST is a lot of trailer for the money - I definitely recommend this line!

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I have a 2013 ST Reserve 32RL 5th wheel. Yes, it has slide issues. Both the dinette slide and the kitchen side slide have had issues. From my perspective as an owner, the slides were too heavy for the Schwintek system to handle.

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The slides on our 2015 33BD have worked well so far. I do think the kitchen slide needs adjustment as it started making a jerky movement as it was retracted at the end of our last trip. I will do that next weekend. As far as buying another Sunset Trail, I would as long as the quality is still decent. I doubt there is any TT manufacturer building any better as it's what the market allows. I have repaired several things that shouldn't have needed to be repaired if constructed properly, but once fixed, all is well.
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I do think the kitchen slide needs adjustment as it started making a jerky movement as it was retracted at the end of our last trip.
I was experiencing the same problem on my kitchen side slide. Turns out the slide gear track was worn and a couple of tract teeth were chipped and missing at the outer edge of the slide track (retracted slide). Ended up replacing the tracks and gear motors. Problem solved. Not a cheap fix for sure.

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Old 05-12-2017, 02:37 PM   #7
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Thank you everyone for your opinion

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:01 PM   #8
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We have the 2016 270BH and so far love it. this will be our 3rd year camping and so far no issues with the slide! (knock on wood).
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Bought our 2012 ST25RB brand new, all worked fine till we got back home from Myrtle beach last year, and slide would not open. Started to open then one side seemed to bind then motors both stopped. Retracted back in, then tried to open again and same thing. $1800 later......and everything remained in bathroom till slide repaired. (Bathroom inaccessible with slide closed). Wish we could choose slide mechanism type when purchasing as an option, definitely wouldn't order either the Shwintek or the Bal cable type. Always nervous when pushing slide button for fear of not working. I always hook up to shore power at campsite (30amp) or at home (15amp) before operating slide....and per Lippert never stop slide mid travel, always open or close to the max, then hold button for 10 seconds at end of travel to "zero sync" the motors. Wish we were told that when we did PDI.
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