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Old 04-24-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Alpenlite Slide-out Question

Both slide-out drives on my '97 Alpenlite 31RK have ceased working. I still get power to the switches, but the motors don't turn. When I hit the switch, I get a faint click from somewhere in the bowels of the rig. The wiring diagram shows an "auto reset breaker" in the slide-out wiring. I suspect that mine has failed; i.e., didn't reset the last time it popped.
So, I have two questions: 1) Where is the breaker physically located in my rig? and 2) with what should I replace it?--it's probably a 30 amp, 12V piece. Will any 30 amp, 12V auto reset breaker work, or is this apt to be one of those RV-only parts that are hard to track down?
Info: I've had this unit since it was new, lived in it full-time for seven years, but now use it rarely. It probably has less than 30K miles on it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #2
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I have a 27sl 1994. The slide motors are from Barker mfg of Battle Creek MI. The controller for living room is on the floor, under a drawer directly under the kitchen range. It gets power from a standard 30 amp circuit breaker near the fuse block and AC circuit breaker panel under TV area. For more info go to the 130 members of the Alpenlite Travel Club on Face Book. I also have heard mention of the bedroom controller being in the closet. Can't confirm that.

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Old 04-25-2014, 09:44 AM   #3
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There are several things to check. I have a series of 4 switches in the storage compartment that control power to the individual slides, jacks and all interior power...ensure the switches for the slides are in their proper position. As was stated earlier, there are control circuits for the slides inside the unit. The main slide on my 2000 29RK Valhalla is located below the pantry cabinet and the sleeper slide below a bank of drawers in the bedroom. As you have a problem that affects both, I would look at the 12vdc breaker you were referring to. Mine is located behind the panel in the storage compartment, the one that is on the side with the battery and water service.

Looking at the picture .... the breaker for mine in the bottom one with the two wires. Each wire is connected to one of the switches mentioned earlier and is the source for the control boards inside. Might jump the breaker out or move to another position to verify for trouble shooting. My guess there is nothing special about the breaker and should be able to get at any automotive store.

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