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General Discussion / Re: Truma users/waterheater
« on: November 05, 2021, 03:21:36 pm »
Garmp, glade you figured it out. The factory should have been more helpful.

General Discussion / Service
« on: October 29, 2021, 06:32:52 am »
Has anyone been able to get a service appointment at the factory this fall?

General Discussion / Re: Black tank valve
« on: October 10, 2021, 08:35:01 pm »
Dumb question, why couldn't you just leave your black tank valve open and simply use the manual valve?

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 05, 2021, 08:44:04 pm »
My last 2 slide repairs were at the factory, both were complete rebuilds, new motors, rails, gears, the works. The last rebuild was done in Aug. I used the slide 8 times and now it's popping and bucking and the gears are gouging the rail. The factory is well aware of my problem. I asked how long this rebuild will last and was told 1 or 2 yrs.They've had to replace 50 swintec slides since they've been installing them, I estimate that's a high failure rate. After talking to the service manager the problem is passed on to the shop. I've pointed out that one of the rollers carries a lot more weight than the others, they can't seem to figure it out, they say it's kind of a pressure point but don't know why. I can have another heart to heart talk with the service manager but the bottom line is the guys in the shop will have to figure it out.
 I don't know how much farther I want to chase this problem. I've already been to Elkhart 7 times and if I lived closer I probably would've been there twice that. I've had other problems and cancelling trips and cutting trips short has been common. I'll think about a solution this winter. Keep the advice and comments coming, I'm all ears.
 I did talk to a private repair shop and was told something is wrong with the slide room, causing the swintec system to fail.


General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 05, 2021, 04:02:41 pm »
Mike, I think you are correct about installing the slide, it has to be a perfect fit to work properly. My friends View has a 12 ft slide with only 3 rollers and 2 water tanks in the slide, you can see that the rollers are rolling evenly, his View is 6 years old with 70,000 miles, he's had no problems but, Winnebago has changed slides from the swintec to power gear. both are made by Lippert, WBO claims less problems with power gear.
 My question is, is it worth getting my slide fixed? Won't the slide room have to be rebuilt in order for it to work correctly and then there would be no guarantees that it would work correctly for very long.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 05, 2021, 07:03:04 am »
I called Liftco, they said there slide cost twice as much as Lipperts. Most of their slides are sold for commercial use. There philosophy is, once they sell you a product, they don't want to see you again for twenty years. That pretty much says it all.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 02, 2021, 11:29:33 am »
Our slide just went out for the third time in 3 years. The factory can't get us in until next year. We will live in our 2400 for 4 months this winter with no slide. That means no walk around sofa bed, wife will sleep kitty corner on partially extended sofa, I'll break down the dinette. That means we'll be making 2 beds every night, and carrying double bedding. We will lose our large living room which is one of the reasons we bought it. All we'll have is a narrow walkway to get from the front to the back. The walls to the slide will be inside the coach all the time giving us a claustrophobic feeling. We have 110,000 miles on the motorhome so selling it would mean a big loss. The PC is a beautiful motorhome with a beautiful interior but the good looks are deceiving. The service dept has treated me very
well but unfortunately they can't do miracles. For those of you who have the Liftco slide, you are lucky, they last a long time. I was told at the factory that they stopped offering non slide models, they can't get sofas that will fit.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 02, 2021, 06:22:16 am »
I will tart a new topic on this.

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: October 01, 2021, 07:31:55 pm »
Did your little glitch require the slide to be removed?

General Discussion / Re: Phoenix Reduces Their Models
« on: September 29, 2021, 11:30:25 am »
Phoenix will no longer make any models without a slide.

General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 19, 2021, 06:45:27 am »
Lichtsinn  RV in Forest City, Iowa has a slide service, they're not cheap. If PC can't get mine fixed I might try Lichtsinn.

General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 18, 2021, 10:54:57 am »
A year ago when the factory pulled my slide I was in the shop when they did it, the tech removed the the trim around the inside of the slide and then told me, do not put the slide out with the trim removed, it will just keep going out until it drops on the floor. Apparently the trim stops the slide from going out to far unless I misunderstood.

General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 17, 2021, 09:59:46 pm »
Catsaplenty, thank you for your kind reply, it sounds like you've paid your dues. All the reviews I read before I bought were very positive, I'll be more careful next time. I can see that the screws unevenly spaced are an eyesore. Good luck.

General Discussion / Re: spacing of screws on slide out facing
« on: June 17, 2021, 07:50:02 pm »
 I've had 6 leaks, 3 seperate leaks in the slide alone, it leaked for 2 years, I think it's fixed now, not 100% sure. My macerator was wired backwards and doesn't work at all now, unhooked bad electric dump valve, had paneling pull away from the wall, my fridge door has fallen off twice, I've replaced the microwave, stove, furnace, and toilet. The door frame was replaced because of rust, 2 ac outlets were smashed when installed, they pulled out of the wall in pieces, and a window valance fell down. My slide never did work right, I argued  with the guy showing me my new PC that it wasn't working correctly, he said they all work that way, a year later my slide had to be pulled, it was not installed correctly when new. Last week while putting in the slide there was a big bang, the bottom rail is chewed up, it's back to Elkhart I go. My PC is 3 yrs old. There were other problems but you get the idea. When I was complaining about these problems on this forum, I think I had good reason to complain, most of you defended the company, it was even said I was picking nits. Now those same people who defended the company are upset because some screws are not spaced evenly and think the company should  correct this, going as far as recommending contacting a lawyer if not done to owners satisfaction. WOW.
 All the problems I've had, the company treated me very well even paid for some of the repairs after the warranty had expired. Yesterday I turned over 100,000 miles, luckily my Ford has had no problems.

My flaps to cover the gap are in place and you're right Kevin, it's not a weather tight way to seal the opening.  I was wondering if anyone ever figured out how to eliminate the need for the gap?

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