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93mastercraft

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Posted: 11/24/13 04:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

downtheroad wrote:

No...you were not an 'idiot' for buying it. The IDIOTS were the guys who built it.

Gosh, who needs that kind of grief. Good luck with it all.


There is definitely structural damage to the slide. It made some awful noises. I don't want this thing back. I don't know what we will do.


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I traded in a perfectly good Keystone Raptor for this POS.I had no problems what so ever with it other then the usual normal aging issues.

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Looks like about 5-10 mintues of work to fix it, Believe it or not, Could be as high as an hour but let me give you my guess.

The tilting is normal.. I drive a Damon (Thor brand) Intruder. It uses a power gear Rack and Pinion on the main slide, I'm guessing yours does too.

I was doind some investigation on that recently and it is a fact it is designed to TIP some as it approaches either full in or full out, This is because they wish to make sure the TOP is sealed tightly and the drive is at the bottom.

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The drive has a bunch of shear pins, In my case they are quarer inch grade 8 bolts.. I used to snap 'em like toothpicks till someone, here in fact, tipped me to the solution (longer bolts)

There is a square tube that fits over a round shaft.. YOu want bolts long enough that the Smooth "Shank" of the bolt extends all the way through and no threads are within the square tube.. Then washer it up so you can properly tighten it down (Thick "Fender" washers work well) I use NYLOCK nuts.

You line it up so the two sides are same distance, Replace the bolt and pray.. IT may jump a notch or two when it's all the way in or out the first time.


NOTE: you may also have one or two other issues.. These are more serious and you may need professional help with them.. I discovered them just last week (This being Sunday).. NOTE: I do not have those problems, But I discoverd the part that could cause them.


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wa8yxm wrote:

Looks like about 5-10 mintues of work to fix it, Believe it or not, Could be as high as an hour but let me give you my guess.

The tilting is normal.. I drive a Damon (Thor brand) Intruder. It uses a power gear Rack and Pinion on the main slide, I'm guessing yours does too.

I was doind some investigation on that recently and it is a fact it is designed to TIP some as it approaches either full in or full out, This is because they wish to make sure the TOP is sealed tightly and the drive is at the bottom.

Page next.

The drive has a bunch of shear pins, In my case they are quarer inch grade 8 bolts.. I used to snap 'em like toothpicks till someone, here in fact, tipped me to the solution (longer bolts)

There is a square tube that fits over a round shaft.. YOu want bolts long enough that the Smooth "Shank" of the bolt extends all the way through and no threads are within the square tube.. Then washer it up so you can properly tighten it down (Thick "Fender" washers work well) I use NYLOCK nuts.

You line it up so the two sides are same distance, Replace the bolt and pray.. IT may jump a notch or two when it's all the way in or out the first time.


NOTE: you may also have one or two other issues.. These are more serious and you may need professional help with them.. I discovered them just last week (This being Sunday).. NOTE: I do not have those problems, But I discoverd the part that could cause them.


This is a BRAND NEW MH. I should not have to fix anything. I am not so sure what you are referring to is applicable here. These Palazzo's use this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgxlPFkIVo#t=83

Great video, huh? It sure failed on mine!!!

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Posted: 11/24/13 05:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Schwintek Systems have been problem prone from day one.......ain't got it right yet.
Might be OK on a small slide but they are nothing but problems

Rear motor, motor drive, drive rail or controller has failed on yours


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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I know you are upset. The problem can be fixed. LCI (scwintek) sells about 8000 slide systems a month. I personally do not like the Scwintek system, but if installed correctly will operate just fine. There are a set of rollers in the main floor the room glides on. The Scwintek system just pushes the room out and then pulls it in. If the cutout is not square or the room is not square, there will be problems. From your pic, the Scwintek rail system (front and rear/they only sell both sides) will have to be replaced as the upper track and lower track are not in synch. That is the reason it is tilted and the floor is torn and gouged. They will extend the room and verify roller operation and replace the linoleum and the wood stiles that are damaged and the complete Scwintek slide system. MOST Scwintek problem are not caused by Scwintek, but the install at the OEM plant. There is NO 30 day period for buyer to return a Motorized or towable RV. Once you drive it off the lot, you own it. IF they fail to fix the problem under warranty in a timely manner, then you do have certain rights, depending on the State you live in. You may not want it, but it IS yours. The OEM will get it fixed. Doug

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Schwintek Systems have been problem prone from day one.......ain't got it right yet.
Might be OK on a small slide but they are nothing but problems

Rear motor, motor drive, drive rail or controller has failed on yours


Wasn't Schwintek founded by the guys from Wayne's World?

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Maybe CW would take your rig back and give you credit toward another of a different make, I would always feel that it would happen again after the warranty expired....

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Posted: 11/24/13 05:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Clicky


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I sympathize with your frustration. Buying anything new and having problems is the pitts.but when you spend a large amount of dollars for a motorhome, and have problems, well, that really is frustrating.....however, with that said, perhaps the fix might not be that bad. Perhaps, the slide has just come off a track or a track was not secured properly..might be a somewhat simple fix. Hopefully it won't be a big issue and then will have it back to you soon so you can start enjoying it.
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Posted: 11/24/13 05:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not waste any time getting a lawyer. If they don't care what leaves the factory, they are not going to care about the customers that bought these. I would be afraid that you won't get that back for months. Try to get your money back and buy something that has a good history like Winnebago, not that they are all perfect but they have been around for a long time.

I feel for you buddy,

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