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Old 03-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #1
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Power to slide out problems

I have a 2014 Tracer 3150bh Travel Trailer. I am getting power to my slide out switch but nothing after that. I pulled the motor and it works when separated from the wiring. What could cause this? Please help. I have a wife and two kids expecting to go to Disney today with the camper and we cant go until I get this fixed. Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:52 AM   #2
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I have a 2014 Tracer 3150bh Travel Trailer. I am getting power to my slide out switch but nothing after that. I pulled the motor and it works when separated from the wiring. What could cause this? Please help. I have a wife and two kids expecting to go to Disney today with the camper and we cant go until I get this fixed. Thanks.
Having power to the switch and nothing after, makes me believe the switch is bad
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:57 AM   #3
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Having power to the switch and nothing after, makes me believe the switch is bad
That's what we thought. We took the switch and put it on the other slide and it worked great.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:08 AM   #4
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Seems to me if the switch is good, and the motor is good, you have a break in the wires going from the switch to the motor. Have you used a ohm meter to check the continuity between both ends of that wire. You may need an extra length of wire to make either your ohm meter leads or the actual wire your measuring long enough to measure.
If it is the wire ( don't know what else it could be), you could run a temporary wire to get you buy on your trip.
Good luck, let us know how you make out!
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how about a loose negative, I am not sure what you have, or where everything is located, but some where something sounds missing on the neg side, maybe
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yep, true too

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Seems to me if the switch is good, and the motor is good, you have a break in the wires going from the switch to the motor. Have you used a ohm meter to check the continuity between both ends of that wire. You may need an extra length of wire to make either your ohm meter leads or the actual wire your measuring long enough to measure.
If it is the wire ( don't know what else it could be), you could run a temporary wire to get you buy on your trip.
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how about a loose negative, I am not sure what you have, or where everything is located, but some where something sounds missing on the neg side, maybe
Bad ground is an excellent thought too!! Easy to check with your ohm meter too. 12v systems are notorious for poor grounds causing non-operating systems!!
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Mine are all up in the battery compartment
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Does the slide have it own ground or do they run it all the way back, I of coarse don't know how it is wired

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Mine are all up in the battery compartment
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I am not sure. I would think that they would.
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