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Old 01-03-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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May trade my 2011 Itasca Ellipse 42QD for a 2016 Ellipse 42QD or 2015 Tour. Both my bigger slides on my current unit use the power gear rams. I am concerned about the slide rail used on the passenger side slide. It is not the snake rail but the rail with vertical teeth. What do I need to know about these. I will try to add a picture of the rail on the 2016.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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jimallred, that is the new improved style rail to old style is wider and fastened with lots of screws to the side wall.

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Old 01-04-2019, 10:25 AM   #3
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The rail shown is the Power Gear gear track. Winnebago switched to the Schwintek slide mechanisms for awhile but after a lot of problems they switched to the Power Gear slide mechanisms. It appears that the Power Gear slide mechanisms are less problematic than Schwintek.
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A mechanic at our dealership told me that when they get an RV in with a Schwintek slide mechanism that is having problems they don't bother trying to fix it. They just replace it with the Power Gear mechanism.
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