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Old 04-03-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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Battery and power problem

I have a 2014 Rockwood UltraLite 2104s. Used it all last season (April-Oct) with no problem. Over winter we kept it plugged in and had a small thermostat controlled heater in the coach.
When we de-winterized, we found the power awning worked but the slide did not. Note that these coaches are advertised to have a mechanical bypass for slide operation. This coach has what looks like an incomplete bypass panel in the bin at left front near the water pump. It lacks buttons and lights as far as I can tell.
I found a burned out 40 amp fuse and replaced it. Thereafter no battery power in coach, even when I switched coach battery for fully charge RV battery. In short system does not seem to charge battery and none of the 12 volt systems work when coach is not plugged in to shore power. Even while plugged in, though power awning works slide does not, yet fuses are all okay. There is supposed to be another fuse in that bypass panel, I don't see it. Any ideas?
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:55 PM   #2
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Look underneath trailer near front tongue for a mini-breaker and press black button to reset. Follow positive lead from battery. Hope that will fix your issue.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:26 PM   #3
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Battery and power problem

Thanks Fonzie. I found the mini breaker, the fuse was good. That is the one I had understood was in the compartment above. I also found the little black button, but pushing it did no good, did not reset anything. The button was very easy, no resistance and no clicking or anything. Should I be opening the silver junction box or taking apart the connection with the black button?
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Camino, mine is a 2015. Has a manual crank on the entry door side of the trailer, located just above the dual wheels on the frame. Should be a handle in the trailer to fit the crank nut. Not sure why you are not getting power to the slide though.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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Cam, did you check both the breakers and dc fuses in the main panel? If you had a 40 amp fuse blow, that indicates a ground or faulty connection somewhere. I have found that sometiimes the breakers trip and they only way you can reset is to flip them off and back on even though they appear to be "on".
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:52 PM   #6
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Thanks. Yes I did check the breakers a couple of times as have that same experience that you cannot really be sure otherwise. I am looking for a short, have found some blackening near underneath tongue fuse, but so far nothing loose or bad contact.
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Hang in there.

Cam, my best wishes and sure hope you tell us how you solve this one.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:25 AM   #8
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I think the 40a fuses are reverse polarity fuses? Is your battery hooked up correctly?


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The slide on my 2109s is fused with a 30a fuse under the tounge of the trailer ( near where A frame meets the body


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Are you using a volt meter in your search, a meter will tell you exactly where the power stops flowing. Sometimes the breaker with the black button totally fails and must be replaced.
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