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Old 06-02-2017, 06:45 AM   #1
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Slide problems

When I'm plugged in to house/campsite AC, I can extend my slide easily. When I'm dry camped and working on the on-board battery, the slide will not extend. The battery checks out at 12.4 volts. I'd appreciate any thoughts. Mine's an RPod 179.

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Old 06-02-2017, 06:48 AM   #2
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Need more info... does it try to move at all or is it totally dead no sound nothing doing when on battery power?
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:49 AM   #3
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When you're on battery power- do your lights dim when you hit the slide
button??
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Leave it plugged into your tow vehicle until you put the slide out.
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Old 06-02-2017, 06:58 AM   #5
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Good advice to stay plugged into the tow but there's something else going
on here.
12.4 isn't a full battery but it should move the slide I think.
I want my questions answered. Maybe they have some sort of slide
safety or disconnect that is causing the problem.
Maybe they just have a weak battery and the voltage is going way down
under load.
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When you're on battery power- do your lights dim when you hit the slide
button??
This is great advice. 12.4v is a bit low, a healthy battery charged should be around 12.6v. If you have a helper, have them keep the volt meter on the battery when you try to engage the slide. You should see a voltage drop of no more than 1 volt while the slide is operating. I would also check the battery and make sure none of the cells is low on water.

Does the slide make any noise when you try to extend it? Having someone keep the meter on the battery while you attempt to run the slide will uncover whether it's an electrical issue. If the voltage does not drop at all, then your slide system is not getting power from the battery. This will at least indicate where not to look.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:16 AM   #7
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KyDan, I have a disconnect switch on the battery that seems to be working properly. When I try to extend the slide on battery with a couple of lights on, the slide makes a short groan, like it's trying to extend, and the lights go out entirely. When I stop trying to extend the slide, the lights come back on. I don't currently have a helper to let me know what the voltmeter does when I try to extend the slide.

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Obviously the voltage is going way down.

This sounds like a weak battery that just isn't up to the job or a bad
battery connection. Check battery cables and make sure they are clean
and tight.
IF all looks good then I suggest taking the battery to AutoZone or some
place that can do a load test on it.

Good luck finding your fix!
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Obviously the voltage is going way down.

This sounds like a weak battery that just isn't up to the job or a bad
battery connection. Check battery cables and make sure they are clean
and tight.
IF all looks good then I suggest taking the battery to AutoZone or some
place than can do a load test on it.

Good luck finding your fix!
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Bad battery or bad connections.
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Thanks, I'll check further.

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