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Old 06-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Slides stopped working

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I have a 2013 Denali 324LBS Fifth wheel, up to last weekend my slides have worked great. Today I need to do some prep work for our next outing, I have the power hooked up to a land line and have power to the unit. I pushed the bottons to open the slides and I get no response what so ever. I have auto level so I re leveled the Fifth Wheel and I reset the breakers. I still have no response from the slider switches. Does anyone have any idea's. I do have indicator lights on the panel that are working.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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I would disconnect from your 120V land line and see if it opens with the battery alone. I would also try moving the slide manually a little to make sure it's not locked up. Just some thoughts, hope they help.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
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Thank you Kayakcrazy,
I will try these ideas you suggested, I also made an appointment at a dealership for Warranty work on this. I am not glad I have this problem, but I am glad I discovered it now and not when I leave for Assateague in August.
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I keep seeing these electrical problems posted on here and nowhere does there seem to be a schematic for these RV's. For my home I developed an electrical floor plan showing every plug, light and appliance. I can't tell you where the wire runs in the wall but I can tell you what plugs and lights share a breaker. I'm going to make one for the Kodiak that I own. Your slide may be on its own circuit but what if it shares that circuit with a ground fault plug located in the bathroom or somewhere else in the trailer. Typing this makes me wonder if this is where your problem is - in a ground fault plug.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:10 PM   #5
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The slide motors are 12volt DC so they wouldn't be tied to any 110volt AC GFIC.

It wouldn't be that difficult to use an external 12volt source to by pass all wiring and switches, fuses and control boxes, if any.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #6
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Given what Sundancer 87 has said (learn something new every day) I have two circuit breakers quite close to my battery. One 15 and one 30 amp. Not sure what they do. I replaced both of mine this spring as one of them just fell apart (top came off) and I wasn't going to chance the other one so just replaced it. They are very cheap, like $5.00 each. Hopefully I can post a picture here:

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This is what they look like.
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Run a jumper between the poles on the breaker and see if that gives power back to the slides. If so, possibly bad breakers but at least you'll be headed in the right direction.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:30 PM   #9
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This is what they look like.
That is a fuse? Looks just like the auto reset breakers that came with the winches on the ATVs.
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Don't have anything to add, just want to encourage you to let us know what the outcome is. I am heading out this weekend with my 2013 280LBS and the thought of malfunctions gives me a cold feeling.
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