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Old 06-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #21
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I did try it in both positions by know it's supposed to be in to connect but on the chance that it might be a faulty switch, I just took it off and connected the two wires. Still nothing. I'll mention again that when I try to do the battery with only 12v, the bottom few lights will light up a fraction of a second then it's all dead again. I don't know it that's a result of having the 110AC on earlier but thought I'd mention it.

I reply to the last post by Barry: I measured the voltage from a postive to a screw on a metal junction box mounted on the frame. In the distribution box, I measured from negative to postive terminals.
I'm at a loss but thinking there's a loose Connection somewhere.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #22
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Did you look for the battery shut off switch in coach? Always fun to know if it has been turned off by mistake.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:07 PM   #23
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Here is what I would do: make sure you are not connected to house power. Measure voltage at battery post, should be above 12 volts. If Ok, measure from positive post of battery to frame of trailer, again should be above 12 volts. If all OK, then while you are measuring 12 volts from battery to frame, have your wife operate one slide and see if voltage changes, a high resistance ground to the frame could be the issue. You can still have 12 volts while no load applied but as soon you have a load, current might not pass at ground connection. Also have you physically checked each fuse in power panel if not burnt, by pulling them out? Are the 12 volts lights working in trailer? Have you look for slide fuses underneath the trailer?
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I've done about everyhthing mentioned up to now. I haven't checked to see what the voltage does when the slide switches are tried. I'll have to get a friend to do that with me. I have physically checked every fuse in the panel and then physically and electronically checked the breaker on the tongue frame which has three wires on the battery side and three fused wires on the other side that have fuses on them. They all show a little over 12 volts.

As far as the slides go: That's what started the whole thing off. Zilch! I wish I had confidence in the guys at the dealership who "checked" everything out. I do remember that they were hooking up to outside power and not using the 12v system, unless they did that before I got there.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #25
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I've done about everyhthing mentioned up to now. I haven't checked to see what the voltage does when the slide switches are tried. I'll have to get a friend to do that with me. I have physically checked every fuse in the panel and then physically and electronically checked the breaker on the tongue frame which has three wires on the battery side and three fused wires on the other side that have fuses on them. They all show a little over 12 volts.

As far as the slides go: That's what started the whole thing off. Zilch! I wish I had confidence in the guys at the dealership who "checked" everything out. I do remember that they were hooking up to outside power and not using the 12v system, unless they did that before I got there.
Technically they will open without hooked to shore power.
Did you say u checked power at the switches?
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I haven't checked power at the back of the switches since nothing works on the 12V. No lights, no water pump, nothing. Think I should go do the switches?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #27
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Did you find a master switch in the coach and make sure it is "ON"?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:31 PM   #28
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Is you battery disconnect switch located as in this post?

Battery Disconnect Switch location
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Do the lights work when plugged into 120 volts? Have you tried moving the slides when plugged into 120 volts?
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I think it almost has to be a ground problem? Do you have 12 volts at the distribution panel between dc common and the heavy gauge wire from the battery.?
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