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Old 07-05-2022, 07:16 PM   #1
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Winnebago Vista 27P Slide-Out Track

We just bought a used 2020 Vista 27P and we're hoping someone can please help answer this question.

On the bedroom slide-out, for the track that is closest to the rear of the unit, is it bowed out by design, or is ours possibly in need of repair? It is curved approximately 3/4"+ out from being flush. It seems to operate just fine without any unusual noises, but then again we are new to this unit so we may just not know what is usual vs. not. It is a Schwintek style mechanism.

All of the tracks on the kitchen slide are flush with the slide, as is the other track on the bedroom slide, so it caught our attention and we wanted to be safe before using it further.

Thanks for any input; we greatly appreciate it!
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I'm not sure how the Schwintek slide run is usually attached to the side of the slide ; bot loose ( bowed out 3/4" ) is not good .

Anything on the side of the slide to indicate a glue has let go ?


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No indication of glue coming undone at all. Didn't seem to me that it should be like that but I'm certainly not an expert.
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If that's a Schwintek slide, the track should be attached to the slide with screws. A photo might help diagnose.
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I flagged something similar on my coach and dealer called it into Winnebago (supposedly). It is nothing to be concerned about (supposedly).
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Thanks for the feedback so far; much appreciated. Keep it coming!

Will post a picture as soon as I can. The unit is currently in storage but I'll be getting it out soon, hopefully.
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Thanks for the feedback so far; much appreciated. Keep it coming!

Will post a picture as soon as I can. The unit is currently in storage but I'll be getting it out soon, hopefully.
Please post a picture of both the bowed out track and the one on the other end of the slide so we can see if ; as Lt.Dan has mentioned ; there are mounting screws missing .

Possible mess up on the assembly line.
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that is a slim rack system. It will get some bow. You will have the room not come in on one side or bind up when using. That would be when you need to check for any issues. You can bump the room and that will take the bow out of the track. If the room is moving without popping or binding, then nothing to worry about.
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Old 07-13-2022, 02:25 AM   #9
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Contact LCI/Schwintek directly. I've found them to be very helpful. They may wants pics. On their website, they also have lots of useful information and training topics. Look under the menu drop down on the left side of the page

Their slide systems are great, but they do require specific maintenance and only one specific lubrication.

https://support.lci1.com/contact?_gl...Y1NzcwMDI3MS4w

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Old 07-17-2022, 12:19 PM   #10
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Winnebago Vista 27P Rear Slide-Out Track

To all of you that have responded, thank you very much, I greatly appreciate it.

I've (hopefully) attached a couple of pictures of the rear slide, right hand side, that is in question. It looks like the "gap" may actually be by design, but again I'm no expert thus the reason for throwing this out there to all of you. The gaps on the left side of this slide, and those on the front slide, are all 1/2" or less by comparison. This one is around 1-1/4".

I'm also going to contact the manufacturer as one of you suggested, but any further input / feedback will certainly be helpful.

Thanks, again.

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We just bought a used 2020 Vista 27P and we're hoping someone can please help answer this question.

On the bedroom slide-out, for the track that is closest to the rear of the unit, is it bowed out by design, or is ours possibly in need of repair? It is curved approximately 3/4"+ out from being flush. It seems to operate just fine without any unusual noises, but then again we are new to this unit so we may just not know what is usual vs. not. It is a Schwintek style mechanism.

All of the tracks on the kitchen slide are flush with the slide, as is the other track on the bedroom slide, so it caught our attention and we wanted to be safe before using it further.

Thanks for any input; we greatly appreciate it!
I had a 2019 27PE with the same system. Mine would bow also. I extended the slide and just bumped it toward retract. It would straighten out when the pressure was released. I took pics too but there was no problem with it.
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The bow is normal on the newer Slim Rack system...free floating tracks vs the old Schwintek rails that mounted flat against the slideout and often got misaligned causing the gears to not mesh.
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