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Old 12-06-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Electrical issues during rain

Recently I replaced hwh slide/leveler motor on 03 35u winne adventurer, everything worked until heavy rain. Lvn room slide and levelers worked but bedroom slide would not. Power to 110 outlets were out in bd. rm. , fridge and microwave. Checked GFCI's and were ok. Pushed in slide manually and made it home. Waited for rain to stop and lo and behold, everything works. Any ideas. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:11 PM   #2
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Your slide motors are 12v DC, so the 120 v AC outlets are a separate issue. In addition, the slide mechanism is all shielded under the slide, so rain shouldn't make a difference. Same with the 120v outlets, they also aren't exposed to rain unless you've got some serious leaks. You could try to inspect the wiring for breaks in insulation, but I really don't think the two issues are related.

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Old 12-06-2016, 09:33 PM   #3
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Possibly a lose ground while you were fiddling around with the new motor and something got wet or not tight enough. Check all connections. Make sure engine is running while trying to bring slides in to make sure you have full power.

Maybe while you pushed in the slide the rail was jammed or something but now is ok.

Did the Power to 110 outlets ever get restored? Have you checked all fuses?

If it persists I'd pursue the ground issue around where you were working.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:57 AM   #4
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In trouble shooting hwh motor, I removed and cleaned all ground wires at chassis welded post. Checked all fuses by motor and solenoids. I was receiving voltage on down stream side of solenoids which lead me to motor problem. As far as your question if 110 was restored, the answer is yes. I checked all breakers , gfci's and fuses. I normally work and repair all my own stuff. I guess my question on original post should have read, " has anyone experienced this problem before?" This is my first MH but have owned 5th wheel trailers before. I understand the different on the two types of electrical systems but am not familiar with converter / inverter. I was not sure if that would come into play with the problem I was experiencing. It's odd that 110 was out and restored itself including microwave and refrig a/c. Thanks for replying, I will double check grounds.
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I am reminded of an episode of the old TV show EMERGENCY where the squad died every time they turned left, But worked when the Mechanic arrived...

Turns out it was an intermittent short, Turning left shorted it, Slamming the door un-shorted it..... Opens can work the same way.. Had a patrol car that would not start,, Stir the wires leading to the starter with a night stick and VAROOM.. Take to Mechanic in AM and he tightened the loose nut (No jokes please about the one behind the wheel).
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