Short in stabilizer motor?
I have had the 20 amp fuse blow twice while raising the stabilizers on my trailer. The same stabilizer every time. They go just as the stabilizer reaches the top of it's travel and the motor begins to rotate indicating the stabilizer is all the way up. A third fuse went when, after I replaced the second, I mistakenly pushed the switch to retract rather than extend. The motor now works perfectly fine to extend and retract the stabilizer as long as I am very careful to keep it from 'finishing' at the top.
It seems to me that blowing a 20 amp fuse instantaneously must be the result of a short somewhere in the motor wiring. I looked at the connection at the motor and I found that the rubber cover that protects the wiring at the motor is completely rotten. I pulled it apart with my fingers very easily. However, I could not find any breaks in the wire insulation going into the motor. I've not pulled the motor to check for any wiring problems inside it.
Before I tow my unit 150 miles to my dealer for warranty work, I thought I'd ask here to see if anyone else has had a similar problem and what they were able to do about it.
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Ext Cab, Vortec Max
Prodigy, Reece DC