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Old 10-17-2016, 11:19 AM   #1
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Dead Under Floor Slide

Help - Anyone know where the fuse is for the slide. Manual says it's in the fuse box but not there.

Also any suggestions for accessing the slide motor? How the heck do you get to it? I have an underfloor slide that just has the U-Shaped dinette in it.

Getting ready for a trip in two days, it went out just fine. No response when pushing the retract button. I was able to crank it in, moves easy.

Hoping it's just a fuse. They replaced the motor under warranty when new but that's over a year ago now.


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Old 10-26-2016, 08:15 AM   #2
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I have a 2017 2431S with a dead slide motor as well. The fuse was in the fuse box and the controller was in an outside compartment on the left side of the vehicle. It is a small box about 3" X 3". Since you don't see the fuse, I would find the controller and check there..

On mine, the rocker switch is a 2 pair wire that runs underneath the floor to the controller. The power must run about the same since the rocker switch is close to the fuse box. The controller then has two 3 pair wires going to each motor. There is a 1 pair wire for power to the controller as well. (I would suggest checking that.)

My controller failed which made it look like there was a blown fuse.

Hope that helps you figure out yours.
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:49 PM   #3
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Dead Under Floor Slide

Well shoot. Slide is working intermittently. Worked fine last weekend, started a five week trip Thursday and not working again. Can't find fuse or controller. Took the skirt off the slide today and don't see anything that looks out of order. Accessed the switch and there is no power to the switch. I suspect it is one of the safety relays that prevents slide from moving when engine is running, maybe one of others. Will look for a fuse more tomorrow. Slide sounds normal when it works.

Suggestions appreciated! Especially from owners with above floor slides like a u-shaped dinette.


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Old 11-09-2016, 09:48 AM   #4
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I'm not sure how the fuse/circuit breaker set up is on a Forrester. On my Lexington there is a removable panel to the power management box which has the battery cables running to it. Inside the box are circuit breakers and fuses for the heating pads for the tanks, and mini circuit breakers, one for each of the 3 slides on the Lexi.
If you Forrester has some kind of box like this, check for a bad circuit breaker. The slide motors should be protected bu a circuit breaker, not a fuse, as the slide motors work directly off the 12 volt batteries.
The box is made by Precision Circuits Inc, and is labled as a Battery Management System.
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I'm not sure how the fuse/circuit breaker set up is on a Forrester. On my Lexington there is a removable panel to the power management box which has the battery cables running to it. Inside the box are circuit breakers and fuses for the heating pads for the tanks, and mini circuit breakers, one for each of the 3 slides on the Lexi.

If you Forrester has some kind of box like this, check for a bad circuit breaker. The slide motors should be protected bu a circuit breaker, not a fuse, as the slide motors work directly off the 12 volt batteries.

The box is made by Precision Circuits Inc, and is labled as a Battery Management System.

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Thanks Grumpy. Had been in the box twice. Third time was a charm. Darn fuse had bounced out and down in the bottom. I suspect it wasn't seated properly following motor replacement when new or maybe those washboard roads on recent trip out west bounced it out. Either way using diagram on the door I plugged it back in and now works like a charm. Really happy because cranking the slide in and out was not much fun and we are on a 5 week trip!

Unusual fuse. Think I need to find a spare.
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