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Old 08-28-2014, 01:23 AM   #1
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slider gone wrong! help

Hello all. Can anyone tell me how to fix a slide out that only slides out partially, then only one side while the other is stuck in place. It's a 2014 Dutchmen Kodiak 300 bhsl. It has 3 sliders 1 on one side 2 on the other. It's the bunk room slider that doesn't work. Not sure what kind of slider it is if electrical, hydraulics or what. There's no place visible for a hand crank & I'm not sure where the manual over ride is. Please help, were going camping this weekend, of course the dealer can't fix it till Sept. 5. Any suggestions short of me banging this slider with a hammer (i thought about it, its frustrating!) would be greatly appreciated
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:00 AM   #2
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I wish I was more familiar with your trailer and could help. If it was a hydraulic landing gear I'd be all over it. Hopefully someone will chime in soon so your weekend is intact. If its the Schwintek (sp) system look for aluminum 'S' channels on the top and bottom of the slide. If you have just one slide button its probably hydraulic and there should be an override to do it manually (at least I remember something like that). My unit has two Schwintek slides up front each with its own switch and a third switch for the other three slides and it does take time to bring them in and out as the pressure builds, Ive never had to use a fix action for the slides even though one stuck out and didn't seal (until repaired)



Maybe this is a start? I assume yours is a Lippert system.
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I wish I was more familiar with your trailer and could help. If it was a hydraulic landing gear I'd be all over it. Hopefully someone will chime in soon so your weekend is intact. If its the Schwintek (sp) system look for aluminum 'S' channels on the top and bottom of the slide. If you have just one slide button its probably hydraulic and there should be an override to do it manually (at least I remember something like that). My unit has two Schwintek slides up front each with its own switch and a third switch for the other three slides and it does take time to bring them in and out as the pressure builds, Ive never had to use a fix action for the slides even though one stuck out and didn't seal (until repaired)


Yes there are those "S" looking tracks on the sliders top & bottom part on both slides of each slider. Is there an easy fix for this to manually bring it in and out? Thank you for your reply 72mach!
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Let's give it a shot. It would help to know a little about the slide. I'm going to assume it's Schwintek as that's the one that seems to cause the most trouble. If you look on the outside of the slide it will have 2 rails or tracks on the front wall and back wall of the slide. You can try and assist the slide by pushing out on the side that sticks while activating the mechanism. Be advised if you get it out you may have to help it back in and that could be another problem. Try that and let us know.
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:18 AM   #5
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I found the answer on you tube. Thanks 72mach!
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Hi Jeff, yes we were able to bring it in by helping to push it some. I was able to find the video to remove/check motor wiring on youtube. It's a pain in the neck but it seems to work. Thanks again
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Yes there are those "S" looking tracks on the sliders top & bottom part on both slides of each slider. Is there an easy fix for this to manually bring it in and out? Thank you for your reply 72mach!
Ok, I see you've identified the slide as Schwintek. The only "manual" way to release these is to disconnect the wire connector at the slide controller. Don't know your particular trailer but the controller will probably be somewhere around the battery. It will have the name Lippert on it. By unplugging the controller you release the "brake" on the slide motors, but this only works if the problem is in the motor. There are other problems the Schwintek system has and it sounds like you may have one of them.
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I found the answer on you tube. Thanks 72mach!

This is a great forum so we all work together and people like Sawpilot and a ton of others make it happen. It still stinks you had problems but if you are on the road for a great weekend, godspeed!
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This is a great forum so we all work together and people like Sawpilot and a ton of others make it happen. It still stinks you had problems but if you are on the road for a great weekend, godspeed!
Too bad we can't get the same support for the manufacturer.
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