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Old 05-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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slide lockout relay

anyone have a good idea where to find the relay that kills power to operate teh slides if the engine is running
i want to put a key in my system, so i can run the 6 slides with the engine running, if i dry camp, six slides is rough on the batteries,
my dads bounder you have to have the engine running to operate the slides and no key
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:57 PM   #2
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If you can find the fuse feeding the slide control units, could pull fuse or fuses.
Than add switch could be more than one. Once slides are out though the power to control units should not be there so should be no drain on batteries. Plus don't you have a control button for each slide when non operated, power should not be going to slide control units.
If you still need switch you can pull off negative battery cable off battery to make sure you will not blow fuses.
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Old 05-16-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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If you can find the fuse feeding the slide control units, could pull fuse or fuses.
Than add switch could be more than one. Once slides are out though the power to control units should not be there so should be no drain on batteries. Plus don't you have a control button for each slide when non operated, power should not be going to slide control units.
If you still need switch you can pull off negative battery cable off battery to make sure you will not blow fuses.

i think maybe i confused the story
the slides get power to the 6 switches only id the engine is in the OFF mode.
as soon as turn the ignition switch to ON the power is removed from the switches, so i was trying to find the source of the Kill so to speak.
my unit there is NO way a passenger or anyone else could actuate the slides while moving without me seeing it, the panel is over the door way out of reach. I figured i would as a safety install a keyed switch in that panel once i isolate the kill source.
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Powerboatr will running Genny work and keep batteries from running down
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powerboatr, I', watching this thread too. My slide work like yous. I'd like to bypass that "ignition on, slides off" switch too.
If you have a weak battery already, it'll be even weaker after bringing the slides in. Mine slide has a key switch already, When they do this, it'd be nice if they would put in the owners manual , how to bypass it.
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powerboatr, I', watching this thread too. My slide work like yous. I'd like to bypass that "ignition on, slides off" switch too.
If you have a weak battery already, it'll be even weaker after bringing the slides in. Mine slide has a key switch already, When they do this, it'd be nice if they would put in the owners manual , how to bypass it.
yup

6 slides will kill the batteries

i could run the genny, but that sort of defeats the purpose,
i don't regularly run the genny at camp break

you know now we run the slides, then start engine
let air come up, then drive off,
i would like to start engine, let it air the bags and run in slides , then drive off
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Have you contacted Damon for a wiring diagram?

Oh the joys we Bounder owners enjoy.
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Have you contacted Damon for a wiring diagram?

Oh the joys we Bounder owners enjoy.
yup
"its located somewhere on the chassis interface......." i think it traps em in liability

was thinking about telling em i lost power to the slides and need help urgently
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Hey Powerboater, sorry to see we haven't found a fix for this yet. I was bymyself the other day when I discovered that if I have the key on with the engine off for silence, I went back and when I hit the slide switch, I could definitly hear a clicking sound coming from under the dash. Sometime when I have a helper, I'll have them hit the switch while I'm looking, feeling under the dash. Check yours to see if you hear it clicking.
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The relay on mine is on the fire wall Listed in wire manual when you turn the key on kills power to relay it is a 40 amp normally closed feed power and it opens If you disconnect the ign feed it will work all the time (warning even when you are moving)
Possibly you could run power from ebrake that would kill it as soon as you release.
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The relay on mine is on the fire wall Listed in wire manual when you turn the key on kills power to relay it is a 40 amp normally closed feed power and it opens If you disconnect the ign feed it will work all the time (warning even when you are moving)
Possibly you could run power from ebrake that would kill it as soon as you release.
thanks
i was thinking of tying it to the e brake as a safety.
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received some electrical drawings this morning from Damon
hopefully soon i will have a fix kit
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I have four slides on the Essence, and they also lock out with the engine key on. It doesn't kill my batteries because I only operate them while plugged in to shore power. Plugging in and unplugging is the first and last thing I do when setting up or breaking camp. Then I usually turn on the genset, start the engine, and retract the jacks.

By ordering the process this way, I avoid the battery issue altogether.
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You could also run the genset. They need frequent "exercise" and should last forever. I'm advised, however, to run it for a minimum of an hour when you start it
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