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Old 10-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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Slide will not extend.

All slides, will not move out, 2008 American heritage. I changed chassis batteries a couple of days ago. May have something to do with that. Checked fusses, there is a 100 amp buss fuse marked slide room. Not sure how to check if it is ok. Any help would be appreciated.
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All slides, will not move out, 2008 American heritage. I changed chassis batteries a couple of days ago. May have something to do with that. Checked fusses, there is a 100 amp buss fuse marked slide room. Not sure how to check if it is ok. Any help would be appreciated.
Got multi-meter or 12v test light? Best way is too pull the fuse and check for continuity - zero ohms is good, infinite ohms is bad. Or. Check for voltage on either side of fuse to ground - got 12v on both sides fuse is good. If voltage on upsteam and none on downstream fuse is bad. If no voltage on either side the problem is upsteam of the fuse.

Did you take a picture or make a diagram of the battery wiring before removing to ensure you have it back together properly?
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Yes to picture, changed out 100 amp inline fuse and two 30 amp fuses, had no way to test old ones. still no go. I will check with ohm meter in AM. Thanks
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If the reason the slides are not moving is an issue with the chassis batteries, holding the boost switch down should give enough power to operate the slides. If successful this would indicate that the chassis batteries are to blame. I would re check all the battery connections. If not the batteries it could be something as simple as a loose ground at the hydraulic motor ( assuming you have hydraulic slides).
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Slides are electric, power gear. Chassis battery brand new this Friday. Coach starts fine with new batteries. Checked connections for tightness did find one neg. post a little lose. Guess I will call American coach in AM and see if they have any suggestions. I am thinking it has to do with changing out batteries but not sure what would cause the slides not to work after replacement. When I was snugging up positive leads on battery, the wrench came in contact with frame and caused an arc. Don't suppose that tripped something.
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The arc says you put negative cables on first and then positive and have shorted a fuse with the arc.
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Found problem with slides, after talking to American coach and trouble shooting twice it turned out to be the 300 amp chassis fuse on side of battery box.. It tested good with test light but did not allow enough amperage to work slides must have been only partially blown. Thanks for all the help.
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