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Old 05-31-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Slide won't work

Just bought an '06 Sunnybrook 5th wheel. After parking it, I moved it once to cut the grass and when I moved it back, the slide would not go out. I managed to use my cordless drill to run it out, but efforts to find the problem haven't yielded anything. It is plugged into 110 volt, so battery is staying charged and the motor for the leveling legs work fine. I opened the switches for the slider to check for power, and it is not getting 12 volts. My crawling around underneath has helped me find where it picks up its power. Open for any ideas to find how the slider motor gets it's power from. Thanks ahead of time.

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:29 PM   #2
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First check the battery voltage. It could have a bad cell especially if it could have been in the unit since 06. If you have good voltage there check the fuse panel. Sometimes a simple blown fuse when hooking 110 to the unit causes problems. You have already affirmed that the slide will go in and out by manually manipulating it. Slide motor is definitely 12 volt and gets it's power from the battery and even with the unit hooked to 110 the battery has to be in place for the slide to work. Hope this helps and good luck

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:14 AM   #3
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Got it working!

Had to spend a lot of time under the trailer, but the slide-out is working now. Re-read info that came with it and found a 20A circuit breaker that had not reset. After replacing it, it tripped immediately. Finally isolated a short in a wire, somewhere between the switch and the breaker. Snuck a new wire in, and it works just fine. Very frustrating, but thanks for the ideas. New to the 5th wheel, but amazes me how helpful other RV people can be, thanks again.
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