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Old 04-03-2012, 11:59 PM   #1
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Slide nightmare

I have been spending the week packing up and gearing up my 2000 sierra by forest river 27fkss that I recently purchased. I attempted to put the slide out the other day, but no success. I assumed it was a low battery, so I put the battery on the charger and was able to open the slide the next day. Today the slide was being a turd again, so I followed the "jumping" method with my instant start charger. The slide opened with no problem, but the problem came after I was ready to put in the slide. A lot of fighting, and eventually manually retracting the slide seemed like the only option. I have went through the troubleshooting manuals and came up with two possibilities that maybe someone can help me with. First off I found a connector coming from the battery that looks like a 12 volt version of a junction box that was corroded (and I can't seem to find a replacement for the box) or a faulty solenoid on the hydro motor. If anyone has had similar problems and can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it!
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can you post a picture of the connector box. If is a brass bar with 6 to 10 pairs of screw then you can pick them up from HD or lowes. Spray the box down with wd 40 and and clean off the corrosion.
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Here is the photo of the connector. It's mounted on the underbelly and connects the wire from the battery to the hydro motor. I cut the connector and temporarily spliced the wires and the slide works perfect. Now if anyone could tell me where to find one of these it would be great. Thanks!

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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I would go to an RV dealer in your area. They usally have parts for RV's for sale and they could help you out with this item.

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Here is the photo of the connector. It's mounted on the underbelly and connects the wire from the battery to the hydro motor. I cut the connector and temporarily spliced the wires and the slide works perfect. Now if anyone could tell me where to find one of these it would be great. Thanks!
Looks like an inline fuse to me.
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That looks like a circuit breaker to me. There should be an amperage rating stamped on it somewhere.
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That looks like a 30 amp curcuit breaker. Replace it, make sure your slide is lubed and not binding or overloaded with weight. and batteries FULLY charged. I keep pulgged into shore power or the truck until slides and jacks are up.
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That looks like a circuit breaker to me. There should be an amperage rating stamped on it somewhere.

+1 Looks like maybe a reset button on the right side.
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Yup, pick one up at an auto parts store and it would be good as new.
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Thank you all very much. Found them online at a worst case, incase I can't find them locally. Used to be a military electronics guy, but this was a first for this type of part. Thanks a lot!
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Any chance it is the switch. Ours was jerky and stopping. The switch was $6.00 and now the bedroom slide runs smooth and fast.
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