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Old 07-24-2021, 07:35 AM   #1
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High Torque Slide Motor

Does someone make a high torque slide motor? I have the LVI Schwintek 300:1 and 500:1 in my slides. I have done as much maintenance as possible but one side moves very slowly. I can replace the motor but I’m wondering if they make a high torque motor? TIA
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Old 07-24-2021, 09:48 AM   #2
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Ok , a high torque motor will not necessarily be faster .

I don't know the specs of the two Lippert motors you've quoted , but if one slide is larger ( heavier ) than the other , it probably has more gear reduction to handle the weight and will move slower .

Unless your existing motor is blowing fuses , slide operation speed , is what it is; and a high torque motor would be an expensive experiment to cure a non issue.
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You already have a "high torque" motor. Slide motors by definition are low speed and very high torque. And an even higher torque motor probably won't be faster, if that is what you are trying to achieve. Besides, the mostly likely reason for an unusually slow slide movement is excess drag on the slide mechanism, not the power of the motor. I'd be looking at binding gears, rubbing parts with too much friction, rubber seals out of position, broken rollers of skid plates, that sort of thing.

And Skip426 gave good advice too.
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Most manufactures recommend that the engine be running and the chassis battery(s) be in proper condition while operating the slides both hydraulic an electric.
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The 500-1 will take 40% longer than the 300-1 more if slide is deeper. Owners have said the slides move easier and faster if window or door is open.
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