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Old 12-07-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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When we run out of things to fix we modify.

We must be having fun!
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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Yea, and you good folks are costing me money with all your good ideas!
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:58 AM   #3
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You must be.
I "modified" until the "things to fix" outnumbered the "unnecessary modifications".

Ahh..those were the good old days!

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Old 12-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #5
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Okay Flatlander. What are you up to now? Did you read my post about modifying the empty hole under the washer/dryer cabinet to accommodate a drawer for the laundry stuff? (Don't know if that space is empty in your rig for certain.)

Oh yea. Don't forget that you fuel mileage will drop as you add stuff.

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Old 12-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #6
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Okay Flatlander. What are you up to now? Did you read my post about modifying the empty hole under the washer/dryer cabinet to accommodate a drawer for the laundry stuff? (Don't know if that space is empty in your rig for certain.)

Oh yea. Don't forget that you fuel mileage will drop as you add stuff.

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LOL! I just upgraded my Schwintek slide.
I didn't read that but I was wondering if there was enough room.
You will have to post some pictures when you finish.
Speaking of more weight. My sink covers that I have been hauling around for 17000 plus miles and never use must weigh at 40 lbs.
I am going to store them at home so I can do more upgrades at the lower mileage.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #7
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I don't want to hijack a fun thread but...
Jesse, what tid you do to upgrade the Schwintek Slide?
We are considering the Tour but are concerned about some of the Schwintek issues we have heard.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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I don't want to hijack a fun thread but...
Jesse, what tid you do to upgrade the Schwintek Slide?
We are considering the Tour but are concerned about some of the Schwintek issues we have heard.
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Hi Norm
The Tour is amazing! Do it, I believe you will love it.
I really like the Schwintek slide mechanism as it is a major space saver. I am intrigued with the system. I have been trying to understand more about why many are having trouble with the system. I am experimenting with the system and measuring the dc amp draws with my changes. I know that the 4 Cass Hudson roller assembly's under my slide are rated at 400 lbs. So the rear half or the heavy kitchen end of my slide and contents should be 800 lbs or less. I haven't weighed it but I believe it is more than that. I installed an additional roller assembly in between the two end rollers which will increase the rear of the slide to 1200lbs. Or 2000lbs for the complete slide. I haven't heard of any rollers failing to this point. I am at this time thinking that this much weight resting on 4 - 2.5"x 5" roller bases mounted on new plywood will seat over time.
I believe that the seating of the new materials causes the v-rollers to take on weight in which are not designed to be weight bearing. Many have noticed the v-rollers failing at the time of there slide failure. I am working on a fix for this.
Man! Am I long winded!
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Thanks Jesse, we really love the Tour and have found nothing else we like as much.
We'll see if our willpower (to wait another year) will hold out after the SuperShow and 2 weeks at Lazy Days Campground.
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Keep up with the R&D improvements, Jesse And very nice roller pics, too!

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:34 PM   #11
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Norm,
I understand the new Grand Tour and Ultra Ellipse are now being built with all PowerGear slides. (Lippert purchased PowerGear last year so now they can provide either Schwintek or PowerGear slides.) They are also coming through with HWH levelers. I don't know about the regular Tour or Ellipse models.
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Jesse,
I love what you have done. How in the world did you get in there to mount another roller??
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When we run out of things to fix we modify.

I never run out of things to fix. I believe if it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

Always something to fix.

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Old 12-07-2014, 08:11 PM   #14
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It just seems to be human nature to want to modify our living areas so we think we are more comfortable. Many times we are after two or three tries.
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