View Poll Results: Problem with a swinger slide on 30 foot dinning room slide
No problem 15 51.72%
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a 30re that has expiemced problems wit the slide out. My unit is six months old and I have taken twice once for a complete burnout of the swinger system. Now after a complete replacement and only sliding it out 7 or 8 times it again does not go out straight. This is the first sign of problems. Next it either will bind and not come in or not go out. I was just wondering if I am the only one with this issue.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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I had that problem and found if I keep the gear tracks lubed, it seems to have solved the problem.

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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We had problems with our </span>SCHWINTEK system prior to delivery and a few times this summer. The front motor of the slide seems to torque out early. Before we took delivery they must have made an adjustment of the torqe setting. Did not have any problems again until our last outing. The front motor seemed to torque out early. I ran the slide out a little and it straightened itself out.

I have applied lube to the rails too to see if that helps with the bed slide going in and out. part of the problem I think is the fact that the front of the bed drags on the floor and adds friction to the in and out movement. May try to put some thin teflon under the front and see if that helps.

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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I dropped my unit off tonight at the dealer. What he told me is they are seeing that the roms are not resting on the rollers. This causes the load to be carried by the motors and tracks. I told him don't call me until you have put the room out at 20 times without an issue. I am optimistic that they can fix it. I will post what they did to fix the problem, since I am not picking it up to it is fixed.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #5
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In my opinion, the Swintek system is the biggest piece of garbage on the market. And the warranty provided by Crossroads and Lippert is a disgrace. I'm into repairs on the Swintek system installed on my 2010 Sunset Trail for over $2000 thus far and it still isn't fixed properly. I believe the root of the problem is lousy engineering (only one roller was installed when there should have been five) coupled with shoddy workmanship (bent, misaligned, or missing screws abound) and even more incompetent dealers who are supposed to support the product. I'm in the middle of selling my Crossroads Sunset Trail and moving to another manufacturer. My biggest complaint is with Lippert who designed the garbage and Crossroads who do not stand behind their product when obvious design flaws, not wear and tear,necessitate major repairs.

BE AWARE ALL SUNSET TRAILER OWNERS, check the rollers under your slide to ensure the slide is sitting on at least five rollers, and not just one as was provided in my lemon.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
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we had problem with the slide on the 2012 30 RE two days after we bought it, the wires for the motor burnt out they repair it now when it sliding in and out it goes off set it don't move even and nothing they could do about it.

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Old 08-08-2012, 01:35 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear of all these problems with the Swintek slide system. Our 2010 Cruiser has the old style actuator and rack and pinion style mechanism. Glad we don't have the Swintek. Hope Crossroads goes back to the "old" style before they loose a lot of customers.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #8
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Forgive me is I sound naive, but is it not true there are not that many manufacturer's of these slideouts? So, don't other products use Lippert and Shwintek as well. JMHO.


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Old 08-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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Yes there are quite a few manufacturers that use Swintek ,when it works it is like sliced bread..
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:43 AM   #10
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Well the dealer has tried to adjust it . Apparently one side was a half inch off the rollers when they adjusted to touch the rollers it bound in the opening. They are going back to the factory but it appears the opening is not square based on the measurements they took and the tolerance is too close. The dealer is now saying they will have to take the room out and correct the opening. Which will take a couple weeks to complete. They have already had the trailer for a total of 6 weeks since I bought it. I was lucky I was able to take one long trip and 2 short trips since I bought it. The dealer also told me they have a another unit that they have to do the same process to.

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