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Old 03-20-2019, 05:21 AM   #1
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Slide Issues on my National Caribbean

After having burned my BCC board when I reconnected my coach batteries, I ordered a new one (not cheap) and I disconnected the coach batteries. When the new board arrived I installed it and charged the chassis batteries leaving the coach batteries disconnected. Added some AC from my house and pulled in the slide! Whoo-Hooo! SO, I figured taking the coach to the shop and letting them make the coach battery connections would be a safe move. Took the coach to the shop to let them reconnect the coach batteries and I never tried the slide before turning it over to the shop nor did I try the slide when I picked the coach up. BUMMER! Now, I get the coach home and connected to my house current and the slide doesn't move out. I replaced the fuse and still, no movement with the slide. I don't know what to do now other than check all the other fuses on the BCC.My gut tells me the board is blown again. Does anybody out there have any helpful advice on both the coach battery connection and the slide? I really want to understand this coach better so my wife and I can travel without worries. NEED HELP!!!

Kevin & Kate
2001 National Caribbean 35'
Wilson, NC

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Old 03-21-2019, 12:39 AM   #2
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The slide operates from the coach batteries. If they were discharged it will take a while to charge them up again.
Use a multimeter to check voltages.

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:39 AM   #3
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Is your disconnect switch on,

Do you have 12 volt lights in the ceiling that work

water pump that has power
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:52 AM   #4
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Thanks to all for your help. I found the problem and it turned out to be a fuse in a different spot on the board. The fuse for the slide out relay, hmmm. Who woulda thought? Well, I am back to 100% on the coach again, wanna do my best to keep it that way. I am gonna label all my battery connections and back that up with a couple pics to support the ID effort should I ever have to disconnect them again. Anybody have a good way to do this? I have a P-Touch label maker using white vinyl tape that keeps its form in the weather. I used the same to label my pool plumbing valves and that was six years ago and they weather great. Again, thanks for everyone's input and the time and thought you gave my plea for help.

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2001 National Caribbean 35'
Wilson, NC
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:41 AM   #5
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Just info

May have mentioned this earlier..don't recall. Take a good look at your chassis ground behind the battery compartment. Look for cracks and rust. Should buy a replacement cable and store it away. Look under your battery cradle for rust. I replaced mine awhile ago. Check your mountings on oil tank for jacks looking for cracks and adequate support. Monitor your fuel closely for water, drain off your filter in a clear container and look at it. Keep a biocide in the fuel. The VP 44 injector pump is a weak spot on that engine and needs all the protection you can provide. PM me if I can help you any. Got 70000 on mine now.
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