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Old 10-30-2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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Power Gear slide maintenance

I started researching the PG slides tonight and found these two videos:

First, keep the slide button pressed fully until the slide motors turn off:


Second, resync the motors by rapidly cycling the switch until a click is heard:


Please ensure these videos pertain to your unit. Post other videos or tips if you have them.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:26 PM   #2
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What would be a consideration that would indicate you need to resync them?
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What would be a consideration that would indicate you need to resync them?
On mine it was when the slide was coming in crooked. Actually it started moving then one side would stop for a second or two then start up again with one end leading, then when that leading side was either in or out the other side would continue until it was fully in or out.
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On mine it was when the slide was coming in crooked. Actually it started moving then one side would stop for a second or two then start up again with one end leading, then when that leading side was either in or out the other side would continue until it was fully in or out.

Same with me. I have not yet done the sync. Didn't know how till this posting. Great info! Also, this can cause the end bolts to snap. I have had problems with two slides. There are 4 bolts in 1/8" soft steel holding each slide rack to the wall. Do yourself a favor and look closely at each of these from the rear side view when you put the slides out. If you see any gap where the adjustment plate and rack arm meet remove the trim cover and inspect these bolts closely.

I use a 2x4 cut to the correct length to sit on a bottle jack. I place the 2x4 under a strong area near the arm and put just enough pressure on it to take up the weight of the slide.

Very carefully tighten the bolts. They will strip very easily. If they are pulled out some, chances are they are already stripping. I went one size bolt larger on some of my repairs.
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Same with me. I have not yet done the sync. Didn't know how till this posting. Great info! Also, this can cause the end bolts to snap. I have had problems with two slides. There are 4 bolts in 1/8" soft steel holding each slide rack to the wall. Do yourself a favor and look closely at each of these from the rear side view when you put the slides out. If you see any gap where the adjustment plate and rack arm meet remove the trim cover and inspect these bolts closely.

I use a 2x4 cut to the correct length to sit on a bottle jack. I place the 2x4 under a strong area near the arm and put just enough pressure on it to take up the weight of the slide.

Very carefully tighten the bolts. They will strip very easily. If they are pulled out some, chances are they are already stripping. I went one size bolt larger on some of my repairs.
Iím having a bit of trouble understanding. Are the bolts you mention visible from the inside with the wire cover removed and the slide out?
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Iím having a bit of trouble understanding. Are the bolts you mention visible from the inside with the wire cover removed and the slide out?

No. Outside. Look at the rack end under where it carries the slide. There is a support plate attached to the end of the rack and is located behind the trim. See if these pictures help. For some reason 2 of the pictures rotated when I uploaded. I wish I had better pictures of the failure.


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No. Outside. Look at the rack end under where it carries the slide. There is a support plate attached to the end of the rack and is located behind the trim. See if these pictures help. For some reason 2 of the pictures rotated when I uploaded. I wish I had better pictures of the failure.


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Thanks, now I know why I couldnít understand. Mine isnít like it. It has four trackers, two on each side wall.
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Thanks, now I know why I couldnít understand. Mine isnít like it. It has four trackers, two on each side wall.
You have no information about your coach in your profile or signature. Please update this information so we can all help answer your questions more intelligently. You don't have PowerGear slides. Lippert maybe?
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You don't have PowerGear slides. Lippert maybe?
Lippert owns Power Gear and Schwintec. So, I guess they are Lippert
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I started researching the PG slides tonight and found these two videos:

First, keep the slide button pressed fully until the slide motors turn off:


Second, resync the motors by rapidly cycling the switch until a click is heard:


Please ensure these videos pertain to your unit. Post other videos or tips if you have them.
I sure am glad we have this Forum - a question - this video indicates that these are Power Gear Slides, but I see that these slides have the gear bar on the slides and I thought that indicated Swinteck (sic) - Totally confused now - Can anyone explain this - thanx
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Lippert owns Power Gear and Schwintec. So, I guess they are Lippert

Yea, Bob. I can never remember how to spell Schwintec. lol. Lippert bought them both out a few years back. But the Lippert site is a hard one to navigate when trying to get to your particular manufacture and model. The information is there. You just can't get it with ease unless you do a direct search.
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I sure am glad we have this Forum - a question - this video indicates that these are Power Gear Slides, but I see that these slides have the gear bar on the slides and I thought that indicated Swinteck (sic) - Totally confused now - Can anyone explain this - thanx
As far as I know only the Lippert and Swintec have the track on the face of the slide side. PowerGear has the rack and pinion under the slide as I have posted above.
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I just spent $475 to have the ACME nut (on both front and rear arms) replaced on my 2008 29R front slide. The front ACME nut failed while the slide was out. I was able to manually push the forward arm of the slide in (while motor was engaged with the rear arm). Here's what my several hours of research yielded: Lippert owns PowerGear. The DigiSync ACME-nut-type screw is (I believe) produced by Actuant SVS part no. 9010000161 (Google and you may find a PDF file of the design). This is a newer modified design that uses two 5/16" clevis pins (former design was 1/4") to secure the ACME nut. Also, carefully check the adjustments for in/out...a broken flange (earlier post from jerichorick) might be an indication overworking the motor. Finally, I now use slide locks on both front and rear of the slide...I was surprised how much the slide can be moved when 'in'...driving rough roads last year in Alaska may have contributed to the failure of the ACME nut because of stress without locking the slide in place.

The PowerGear Schwintek design is a whole different animal than DigiSync ACME nut design.
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You have no information about your coach in your profile or signature. Please update this information so we can all help answer your questions more intelligently. You don't have PowerGear slides. Lippert maybe?
Sorry, no questions other than I couldnít understand your explanation. My Vista has Power Gear slides, but they are a different type than yours. Mine has four bars, one at the top and bottom of each slide end wall.

The videos I posted links too said that they were for Power Gear slides. I didnít know there was more than one style. I guess it is up to each owner to determine if the two videos pertain to their slides or not.
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