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Old 05-31-2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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Slide fuse keeps blowing

Hey everyone. Iíve been having issues with my 30amp fuse for my slide room blowing constantly. About every 3rd time I bring my slide room in, the fuse pops just as it finishes closing. No issues with any other electrical components, just that one fuse.

The trailer is a 2013 Springdale 294. Replacing the fuse normally wouldnít be a big deal, except the fuse panel is in the bunk room in the back of the trailer and inaccessible when the slide is in. Iíve come up with a system of crawling under the trailer and manually opening the slide in a few minutes, but I would like to just rely on the fuse working.

Iíve checked under the slide and donít see anything that looks pinched with the wires either. Any thought or ideas would be great. And I have tried using the slide while hooked up to power and on battery and have had fuses blow in both instances.

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Old 05-31-2018, 05:19 PM   #2
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Can you stop it from blowing a fuse if you let go of the switch a second sooner?

Double check the wires with a good flashlight. It is possible a mouse chewed insulation off a wire.

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Old 05-31-2018, 05:29 PM   #3
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Why not put a automatic resetting circuit breaker in......most parts stores carry them...
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Are you using ďslow-blowĒ fuses? Thatís what was called for on the slideout on our previous motor home.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:53 PM   #5
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Iíve just been using standard 30 amp auto fuses. Iíve never heard of slow blow fuses
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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I had the same problem. The fuse would blow if I wasn't plugged in. Switched to a auto resetting breaker and haven't had a problem yet! (Knock on wood)
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:08 PM   #7
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Most of the time with a simple motion system like this, blowing a fuse is caused by an over current. Most of the time the over current is caused by hitting a hard stop. This simple a system uses some kind of a limit switch to tell the controller to stop. If your travel switch is set a bit to near the hard stop you can get random over current conditions (blown fuse). I would try to download a manual for your controller and find your limit sensors to see if there is a travel limit adjustment. It will probably be a limit switch or a hall effect sensor.

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I used to have a Springdale very similar to yours. There is no travel stop limit switch. It uses plain auto fuses. It sounds like your need to clean and lube your slide parts. Always use a dry lube. Stuff like oils and wd40 will catch dirt and make things bad. Also, the motor draws alot. Even if it's plugged in, it still needs a good well charged battery and good connections. Clean your connections at the battery and the slide motor. Apply a dielectric grease to keep the connections clean. Also make sure nothing is in the way and there's not a lot of weight added into places like dinette seats, which were mounted in our slide. Look for signs that the slide needs adjusting, like marks on the carpet and floor that show it's dragging on it. Make sure there is no debris on top of the slide and always use a slide seal lube and conditioner spray. Those slide seals can cause alot of drag if they are all dried up. You could hear ours squeal if they were dry.
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A mechanical slide will draw close to 15 amps when opening and closing. Unless there is friction along the way. Low speed, high torque motor.
If I hold my slide switch in after opening or closing, the amps jump to over 25.
Blown fuse would result if I continued to stall the motor.
Charliez had some good points as well.
Check that the slide is not tweaked.

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