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Old 09-18-2015, 06:13 PM   #1
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Opening and closing slides

We own a :2013 tuscany XTE 40 ft just wondering what procedure everyone is using to put the slides in and out. We have been letting the air out then jacks to level then slides out. Reversing the procedure to retract slides in jacks up then air up. We have started to hear popping sound and noises coming from the kitchen slide. Almost like it isn't stoping in time , and squeaking on the rollers . Just wondering if we are doing everything in sequence .

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Old 09-18-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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We do almost the same but the difference is ithat I retract the slides, then air up the bags and then raise the leveling jacks. When we set up I deflate the bags, the set the leveling jacks and the extend the slides.
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Most definitely leveling jacks down before extending, during, and retracting. Also, hold your switch for a few extra seconds after extending and retracting to help keep the rails/tracks aligned.
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Thanks for the replies sounds like we are doing it right . But concerned about the noises we are starting to here.
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Thanks for the replies sounds like we are doing it right . But concerned about the noises we are starting to here.

Have you lubed the slides lately?
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Have you lubed the slides lately?
I have had the impression that there is nothing to lube. Please explain.

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Have you lubed the slides lately?
Thanks for the reply but I was under the impression there wasn't anything to lube
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There are tons of threads on this site about slide lube. U need search.
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There are two theories and Manufacturers subscribe to both.... So Read The Fine Manual.

Now Damon and I (I live in a Damon) subscribe to the theory you level first.. That way everything is nice and square (or as square as it gets) and your slides should slide in and out nicely Sounds like you support that theory as well.

Popping can be a slide jumping a tooth (mine do that)

Some however say slide out THEN level.. Why I do not know. If the RV is on uneven ground it is possible for the frame to torque a bit and jam things up for you.
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I have had the impression that there is nothing to lube. Please explain.

Thanks Ken
Oh yes, there are things to lube. Lookup Schwintek slide lube. There are videos to watch.

You will become acquainted with your new friend, a can of CRC brand lubricant as recommend by Thor/Schwintek.
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There are two theories and Manufacturers subscribe to both.... So Read The Fine Manual.

Now Damon and I (I live in a Damon) subscribe to the theory you level first.. That way everything is nice and square (or as square as it gets) and your slides should slide in and out nicely Sounds like you support that theory as well.

Popping can be a slide jumping a tooth (mine do that)

Some however say slide out THEN level.. Why I do not know. If the RV is on uneven ground it is possible for the frame to torque a bit and jam things up for you.
That popping sound makes me cringe it just doesn't seem like it should be doing that. Will not break a tooth.
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Oh yes, there are things to lube. Lookup Schwintek slide lube. There are videos to watch.

You will become acquainted with your new friend, a can of CRC brand lubricant as recommend by Thor/Schwintek.
I just looked up the web site great information even found a u tube video which shows what to do. Thanks for the info I keep forgetting if all else fails Google

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Oh yes, there are things to lube. Lookup Schwintek slide lube. There are videos to watch.

You will become acquainted with your new friend, a can of CRC brand lubricant as recommend by Thor/Schwintek.
Just looked it up the first thing on my list is to get a can of CRC

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We own a :2013 tuscany XTE 40 ft just wondering what procedure everyone is using to put the slides in and out. We have been letting the air out then jacks to level then slides out. Reversing the procedure to retract slides in jacks up then air up. We have started to hear popping sound and noises coming from the kitchen slide. Almost like it isn't stoping in time , and squeaking on the rollers . Just wondering if we are doing everything in sequence .

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The REAL answer to this question is: What does the factory or owners manual say to do? On our rig we level, deploy the slides, then relevel if necessary as per the factory manual.
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