Sometimes problems can happen. I know, it’s a shocker. We want to help you be prepared in the unlikely event that you have a slide out problem while using the Schwintek slide out. Unlike the traditional slide, there is no crank handle for overriding the controls, so here is a video on some troubleshooting tips by the manufacturer of the slide out, Lippert Components.
Here is Part 2 of the Schwintek Slide Out System video by Lippert Componants. These slide outs can be seen on Flagstaff and Sabre RV’s as well as many other manufacturers.
Many manufacturers are using a new type of slide out system called a Schwintek slide out system. This is a very technologically advanced slide system, and for more information, here is part 1 of a video from Lippert Componants demonstrating this new type of slide out.
A lot of trailers these days are being built with this new-fangled slide out called a Schwintek by Lippert Components. To understand more fully what this is, and how it works, I am posting these videos From Lippert so that you can learn more about what makes your trailer so great.
Though we don’t see very many problems with today’s slide outs, occasionally problems can occur. Situations where you have no power, or your battery is dead for example.
One of the most common questions we are asked is how to manually operate slide outs. Here is a helpful video I found that covers this question. Though this happens to be a Lippert slide out, most slide outs operate in approximately the same way. Make sure you read your owners manual, or talk to your dealer or manufacturer for specifics on your RV.
Most travel trailers and fifth wheels being produced today have some sort of slide out. Some are small wardrobe-only slide, and some are the “Super Slides” that run a significant length of the side of the trailer. In all of these cases, some sort of maintenance will be involved. Here is a short little video about how to maintain and lubricate your slide system.