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Old 08-29-2015, 04:55 PM   #1
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Brand Newbie...Awning/Slide Out Not Working

Hello! We JUST bought our Forest River Travel Trailer and even when hooked up to our residence power the awning and the slideout won't work. My husband says the battery is fully charged (overnight) and we checked all of the fuses and everything is fine. The microwave is working so I think that confirms the residence power is being pumped in.

We can't figure out what's going on?? Any ideas?
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:01 PM   #2
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Do you have a remote with your trailer? Try the slide and the awning with both the inside switch and the remote. There should be a fuse located on the frame just behind the battery on the tongue. Many trailers have a fuse there for the slide out. It's very common to blow that fuse.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:09 PM   #3
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He just replaced that fuse and has a checker to confirm it works

And we don't have a remote with ours.
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:11 PM   #4
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But thank you for the suggestion! Keep em coming!
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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My Windjammer has a switch near the propane bottles that,,,,,when shut off,,,nothing works in the DC circuits.....it's to prevent battery drain.....find out if you have one of these switches and make sure that it's not open.
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:07 PM   #6
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Dumb question, but did you check to make sure the battery isolator switch isn't off in the battery compartment? Not sure if he checked fuses by looking, checking continuity or a test light, thus the question. Also, I'm not familiar with TT, but I had a similar issue first time out with our MH and found it was just the interlock with the ignition (I had the engine running). Is there some sort of interlock to keep the slide and awning from being extended while the TT is being towed?
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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Blown fuse?

Our 38 foot Salem Hemisphere 300BH has three slide out and a very large awning. We couldn't open the awning once too and found that there are outside fuses as well, where the awning folds down on itself, (in the hinge) and underneath the coach alongside the rails the slides ride on that could be blown.

That's what it was in our case.

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Old 08-30-2015, 03:17 PM   #8
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it would help if you posted year/make/model of RV you're talking about.

have you checked if there's a battery disconnect switch?
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:00 PM   #9
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Age of trailer?

Bikeandan he stated he was a newbie, and just purchased a fr tt, so yes it is an assumption but i think it may be fair to say new?
Just saying as all of us are trying to help folks like you are, we all need to take the time to read the whole post before trying to answer
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Bikeandan he stated he was a newbie, and just purchased a fr tt, so yes it is an assumption but i think it may be fair to say new?
Just saying as all of us are trying to help folks like you are, we all need to take the time to read the whole post before trying to answer
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Still would be helpful to know what they have for instance a Puma does not have a battery disconnect switch while some models do.
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