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Old 03-09-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Slide Problem

2008 Georgetown SE. Hydraulic slides and levelers. 2 slides. My wife open the main slide without leveling first. The house batteries are new, but were nearly dead. I charged them last night with an external charger. The bedroom slide won't move and the main slide won't retract.

Reset the 90A breaker and checked all fuses in the battery control box. Fuses are good. Slides won't move. Need some advice. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:27 PM   #2
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Can you hear the pump running?
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:04 PM   #3
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Are you plugged into shore power?
If your battery voltage is low it won't work well and that may be why the 90 amp breaker tripped.
Have you looked to ensure the battery charger on your Georgetown is plugged in?
Mine has a regular plug but yours being older may be wired direct off a circuit breaker.
It should be charging your batteries.
Do you have the main battery disconnect on?
Is your hydraulic fluid low?
Is your engine off and parking brake set?
Do you hear the pump turning at all?
A little more information would be helpful.
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We do hear the motor when pushing the main slide switch in the out direction (slide is already out). We hear nothing when we push the switch to retract. Bedroom slide has no sound either way. Jack panel powered up, but would respond to auto level command.

90a breaker was tripped and has been reset. All fuses are good in battery control box. Hooked up to shore power.

I charged the batteries with a 2 amp charger used for charging a car battery.

Batteries are only 2 months old. They took a 100% charge. How can I tell if the coach is charging them properly?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #5
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Oh, can't find the hydraulic reservoir to check the fluid level.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:02 PM   #6
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Parking brake is set. Key is out of ignition.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:16 PM   #7
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Again, a few questions......

Is this 2008 Georgetown RV new to you?
First time using the RV this year?
A 2 amp charger is pretty minimal for charging "dead" or "near dead" batteries. Have you measured them with digital meter?
Are you plugged into AC power as Iggy asked?
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:43 PM   #8
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We've camped 6 or 7 times with it. Bought it last August. Replaced the house batteries in October I think. The coach is plugged into shore power.

Batteries are reading 12.2 volts
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2 amp charger was charging the batteries for almost 24 hours.
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Old 03-09-2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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Yes. First time using it this year. I think the batteries might be weak. 12.2 volts seems like it may not be enough for the system?
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