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Old 03-08-2019, 08:21 PM   #1
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RV slide issue for 2016 Winnebago View ?? Please help

Hello. Were considering buying this 2016 Winnebago View

However it seems like the slide is not closing all the way in the bottom corner.

Can anyone tell me why this may be and about how much it could cost to repair it?

It seems like its off on the bottom tracks a bit.

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Is this from a dealer or a private sale? Either way, have them fix it before you buy.
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I just had a nightmare experience with a full wall slide. It may be a big deal, may be a simple fix. If you like the coach, make an offer contingent on them fixing it.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:42 PM   #5
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It likely has a Lippert Schwintec slide mechanism. The problem looks identical to the one we had with the full wall slide on our 2013 Winnebago Adventurer. The pinion gear teeth do not fully engage in the racks on the top and bottom of the slide. They occasionally slip and either the top and bottom, or the front and rear of the slide go out of time.

We had ours repaired at the factory, under warranty twice. it failed a 3rd time last fall. This time the entire system was replaced with a Power Gear mechanism. Even with reduced labor cost and discounts for being a WIT member the changeover cost north of $1,800.00.

We've only cycled the slide 5 times since the changeover, so I can't attest as to whether or not this will be a permanent fix.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:27 AM   #6
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A slide room has three seals - outside around the frame, inside around the frame, and flex seals against the sides and top and bottom.

Both the outside and inside pictures look closed to me. You have to remember that as long as the seal is touching and slightly compressed, it is closed and sealed. The flex seals flip back and forth as the slide moves in and out. The picture looks good.

When you bring your slide in, hold the button for an extra second or two and see if it doesn't come in a bit further.
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A slide room has three seals - outside around the frame, inside around the frame, and flex seals against the sides and top and bottom.

Both the outside and inside pictures look closed to me. You have to remember that as long as the seal is touching and slightly compressed, it is closed and sealed. The flex seals flip back and forth as the slide moves in and out. The picture looks good.

When you bring your slide in, hold the button for an extra second or two and see if it doesn't come in a bit further.
Schwintec says to hold the button in at least 5 seconds after the slide is in. This is to synchronize the motors. We tried that approach with the Schwintec system, but could never hear the motors attempt to synchronize. We can hear the Power Gear motors synchronize every time we retract the slide.

The slide is not properly closed unless all 4 corners are equal distance from the body. It may be distortion in the picture, but it looks to me like the slide is farther from the body at the corner than it is half way up the wall.
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The synchro does not make noise, it just resets the controller, and it only does the front to back, not up and down. It is no big deal, but the top to bottom adjustment needs to be done by someone who know what they are doing. I doesn't look that bad to me, as long as it seals.
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The synchro does not make noise, it just resets the controller, and it only does the front to back, not up and down. It is no big deal, but the top to bottom adjustment needs to be done by someone who know what they are doing. I doesn't look that bad to me, as long as it seals.
We had the top to bottom adjusted twice at the Winnebago factory service center in Forest City. The first time all they did was realign the slide adjust it to go in and out square to the body. The second time they removed a roller at the rear of the slide, added another one beneath the kitchen island in an attempt to get the slide more true to the opening in the sidewall. They also replaced both motors, all 4 pinion gears, and all 4 rack mechanisms.

The slide worked fine for about a year. Then started the same old thing over again. This time it completely failed breaking the drive shaft on the front motor. That's when Winnebago decided the best course of action would be to replace the entire mechanism with the one designed by Power Gear before they were bought out by Lippert.
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The View, except for one has pretty small slides, I donno which one the OP was looking at. The y do also use powergear on some units, but this definitely looked like the schwintek.
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Hi! Thank you all for your thoughtful replies.

Weve decided to purchase the rv and hope the slide situation works our fingers crossed.
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Weve decided to purchase the rv and hope the slide situation works our fingers crossed.

I think that is true for a lot of things when you are RVing.


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Unfortunately, we have the same issue. The local fix is to remove the slides, retime them, and reinstall. 3 hours labor, and no guarantee that it won't happen again as soon as you drive off the lot. The best fix is to go to Forest River and get the Schwintek slides replaced. For us - 10-12 days driving (round trip), $1000 in fuel, campgrounds, and ~ $2k to Winnebago.
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