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    31MB Slide Question

    We have a 2021 model.. great rig and weíve been 5,000+ miles with her already. Recently Iíve noticed the slide containing the couch and pantry acting odd when extending/retracting. There is a point about 1/4 heading out (3/4 heading in) when the slide slows to almost a stop. This happens going both ways. This is a schwintek slide.

    Troubleshooting Iíve done so far:
    -happens on battery alone and connected to shore
    -all slide motors are working (at least by sound)
    -slide seems to be properly aligned
    -no debris in the tracks
    -no strange noises
    -we are always level when operating the slides

    Has anyone else had an issue similar to this?

    Thanks!


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    I haven't experienced what your describing but have you tried lubricating the motors? There's a specific way to do it. If you Google it, there's a few videos on this. It might help, or iliminate another possibility.

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    I agree with lubricant to specific areas per manual. It might be the position where it changes position from inside to outside on the rollers.
    Bob and Cheryl, Puka the doodle
    2018 Ram 2500 Crew,Diesel,4x4
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    Also, try cleaning and lubricating the slide seals. They can exert significant drag on the sides of the slide.

    Ken
    2020 Reflection 31MB Fifth Wheel
    2007 Ford F350 diesel

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    Our 2021 31 MB has similar issues with slides. All of them at some point have required overriding. So much so that it feels like a win when we setup or tear down and *dont* have to override one. Especially the kitchen.

    Iíve lubed the side lining. Going to look in the manual about the motors but honestly it simply seems like a misalignment issue that doesnít seem to ever get syncíd again, even though Iíve tried countless times. Probably not doing something right there. Į\_(ツ)_/Į

    Anyway, commiserating a bit here but also following this thread. If I ever get ours figured out (vs my current thought of building an iPhone app or physical button to override without digging into the bay), Iíll let ya know.

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