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    Schwintek Slide weak, needs assistance

    Not sure if this has been covered or not. Like many I have had multiple problems with my schwintek slidouts. I follow the instructions explicitly for extending and retracting. I have also lubricated them as part of regular maintenance. I have a 2018 Reflection 308BHTS that sadly has 2 schwintek slide outs. My latest issue is our kitchen slide will not go in without assistance/ my daughter and I pushing on the outside. It goes out ok but the motors shut off less then half way in if we donít help it. No sign of gear misalignment ie metal shavings or gear wear. Itís clean underneath and the rollers seem to be operating normally. Iím wondering if this will be another motor replacement on a 3 year old trailer. 😡
    The slide out is not over loaded either, it does the same thing when itís empty. Iíve also inspected the bottom of the slide. No damage or moisture to make the bottom side punky. Any ideas would help. Our dream trailer is becoming more of an albatross than an oasis.
    Perkins Family
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    2017 F350 6.7L DRW 8' Bed

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    Hi Perkins Family,
    I don't know if this is the issue but one of the potentially relevant links describes the need to replace the 50 amp thermal fuse, as apparently it degrades over time. This fuse can impact the effectiveness of the hydraulics systems. Per the ChangingLanes couple, GD now recommends an 80-amp replacement. Here's the details and I know this is a shot in the dark, just wanted to provide you with one potential. https://changinglanesrv.com/rv-hydra...ement-upgrade/

    Hope it all works out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptPicardo View Post
    Hi Perkins Family,
    I don't know if this is the issue but one of the potentially relevant links describes the need to replace the 50 amp thermal fuse, as apparently it degrades over time. This fuse can impact the effectiveness of the hydraulics systems. Per the ChangingLanes couple, GD now recommends an 80-amp replacement. Here's the details and I know this is a shot in the dark, just wanted to provide you with one potential. https://changinglanesrv.com/rv-hydra...ement-upgrade/

    Hope it all works out!
    Jeff
    The 50/80A breaker issue is only on hydraulic systems. The OP Reflection has Schwintek (electrical) slides and draws much. much lower current.

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    Thank you for your response Jeff. But we do have the electrical schwintek style on our trailer and not the hydraulic.

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    Ah, thank you for the insight. The only other (crazy) idea I had was that I hear that if you attend the national GD Rally they will fix pretty much anything for free...I know I've got a few things on my list. I hope it all works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by USA Traveler View Post
    I’m wondering if this will be another motor replacement on a 3 year old trailer.
    I guess you may have already checked with Lippert on the motor ratios.
    What motor do these rigs with the larger schwintek slide come with?
    GD Parts lookup for 2018 308BHTS has the photo of the 300:1 - https://www.granddesignrv.com/owner-...ts/detail/2448
    Motor 300:1 = 236575
    Motor 500:1 = 287298

    https://www.etrailer.com/question-236549.html

    Amazon 10-2020 Review https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-Compo.../dp/B077T2T2Z3
    The 500's are for the steel shafts and the 300's are for the aluminum shafts
    If you use a 500 to replace a 300 you run the risk of shearing the aluminum shafts off
    - Gene

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