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Old 01-03-2019, 04:38 PM   #1
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Slideout(s) Work Intermittently!

I'm camping with a friend who owns a 2004 Adventurer 38R that has a hydraulic bedroom slide and an electric living room slide. When she departed from her destination yesterday, the slides retracted normally. She drove about 3 hours and when she arrived, both slides wouldn't go out. The engine was running and the parking brake was engaged. The dash radio and phone USB port wouldn't work either. She drove to have the two 6 volt house batteries checked by an auto mechanic and they were fine. The slides wouldn't work at his shop. After she drove back to the RV park, the slides went out with no issues. The radio also started to work again along with the phone USB port. I had noticed that there was a lot of corrosion on the battery brackets and they were a little loose when I looked at the battery yesterday.

What could be causing this intermittent problem? Could there be a loose wire/ground that is causing this and where would it be located?

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Old 01-03-2019, 09:13 PM   #2
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sounds like a loose connection hard to say where it would be, but heres how i fixed mine: i was going to put my electric slide out out recently and it moved about 6” then motor shutoff and wouldnt work again. I used a battery charger and was able to drive the motor from the back of the switch so then i knew the motor and slide was good. Then started looking why the switch had no power, the fuse was good. Then I remembered seeing a relay labled slide-out under the hood. I found a loose connection on the relay that was causing the problem was simple to fix. The switch drives the relay which drives the high amp motor. Maybe this will help you with yours.

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:15 AM   #3
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since its both slides, the problem is a bad connection. start by cleaning those corroded connectors at the battery. corrosion is a major cause of intermittent problems.
clean and tighten both ground and positive cables.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:33 AM   #4
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Ours is a different model but does hers have a key or on/off master switch for slideouts? A loose wire or faulty switch there could cause the problem and be common for both slides. Maybe a common fuse for slideouts or ground connection a a common power point?

As stated above, start with battery connections.
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