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Old 10-22-2016, 05:43 AM   #1
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Whats the best slide out system?

Seems to be many issues with Schwintek slide out systems. What are the alternatives? If you could have any slide out mechanism installed in your coach which would it be?
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HWH for me.
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I'm a Power Gear rack & pinion fan. It's rugged and reliable when properly installed. Some RV makers seems to be able to screw up the details on anything, though. Problems with pads, rollers, misalignment, sloppy seals, etc. often far outweigh any differences in the basic mechanism.

The hydraulic systems, e.g. HWH and Power Gear (Dewald) are good too.
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Old 10-23-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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Hydraulic all the way. Reliable, durable, relatively inexpensive.
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Old 10-23-2016, 06:38 PM   #6
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Both our Dutch Stars had their patented electric system and worked well. The present rig has HWH hydraulic and it also works well.
I will walk away from any rig with a Schwintek system.
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We have HWH and work great. Anyone have a link or information regarding their adjustability. They are really tight to the floor when coming in. Thanks and apologies to the OP.
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I have Power Gear Electric slide-outs in my Windsor but there have been a number of happy Monaco owners with HWH Hydraulic slides providing that infamous mounting bracket that holds the pump has been reinforced.

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Electric= whether cable or rack and pinion, both are prone to undersized motor failures.
Hydraulics= slight chance of hose failures, or cylinder leaks.
Both can work OK, but hydraulics in the long term are more durable and reliable.
Cable systems are way too problem prone and not reliable, but really cheap!
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IMHO - The simplest is electric through-frame rack and pinion.

One simple motor (of the correct size) per slide (redundantcy), no pump, no pipes, no fluid, and no lube needed...less weight and by far a simpler design.
Through-Frame Slide-Out

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Old 10-25-2016, 05:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for the replies every one. I wasn't sure what was available out there. Considering having Nexus do a build for us this off season. Yes, sadly here in Minnesota we have what we call the off season aka winter

I think Nexus will source and use whatever systems you request although I believe they use Schwintek as a default. So I'm trying to research the best of all the critical systems out there.
This is the best place to ask of course!
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